1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I notice on my Samsung S6 that notifications don't make a sound for an app that is open. I'm finding that I keep not noticing text messages etc as I leave the app open while it is connected to my PC.
    I feel like I have seen an option to control that behaviour but, for the life of me, I cannot find it now.
    Anyone know about this?
    09-27-2019 05:13 AM
  2. methodman89's Avatar
    What have you checked so far in the settings menu?
    09-27-2019 06:17 AM
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    09-27-2019 08:20 AM
  4. Garrett Godfrey's Avatar
    I have gone through;
    - all sound & notification related settings
    - the 'Apps' page of settings
    - the settings of the messaging app
    and I have basically pottered about in the settings options in general to see anything I thought might be related.
    I've also done a web search.
    09-27-2019 08:22 AM
  5. anon(10614692)'s Avatar
    There's no way to change this as far as my research has gone for the last 5 years.. My S6 Edge, S8 and S10 all do the same. It is infuriating if you forget to close the app.
    09-27-2019 09:10 AM
  6. methodman89's Avatar
    Has anyone tried using the os message reminder?
    09-27-2019 09:55 AM
  7. anon(10614692)'s Avatar
    Has anyone tried using the os message reminder?
    I soon got wise and have made a point of always closing my messages app when not in use. It's no biggie anymore. I suppose the logic is why do you need a notification for an app you are using?
    09-27-2019 10:08 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    There are 3rd party messaging apps that allow you to get notification tones even when the app is open. I can't quite remember, but Textra might do it. I think the Verizon Messages+ app does as well, but I'm not sure how well it works on non-Verizon phones.
    09-27-2019 11:38 AM
  9. Garrett Godfrey's Avatar
    Thanks for all the responses, people! Appreciate it!
    I think I must have dreamt that there was an option for this.
    I'll check out Textra (being non-Verizon).
    09-27-2019 11:44 AM
  10. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Yes, Textra does give the option of playing the notifications when the app is open.
    However, it is off by default.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-27-2019 08:12 PM

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