ICS Notifications sounds issueSupport


Last Updated: 2013-06-06 14:11:41
  1. eirianbryn

    eirianbryn Well-Known Member Contributor

    the reason we are thinking this is at&t is because the upgrade to ics had to pass through at&t to "ok" it before it was released, my ics looks nothing like a t-mobile ics or even the nexus who came with ics.

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  2. phoenixms

    phoenixms Active Member

    The reason why ICS looks different on this phone is because it has Samsung's TouchWiz Launcher which is done by Samsung not at&t.

    Also when it comes to firmware it's Samsung that has to bake it and at&t that has to approve it. At&t's approval process is notoriously long..... Also Samsung has to bake a special firmware for at&t because at&t requires special changes to their branded phones which is mostly system and not UI.
  3. MHampton

    MHampton New Member

    Okay, here's my notification story.

    I use RingoPro to manage my text notification, which means I set the default sound to "Silent", otherwise I get double notifications. But after a while, (haven't pinned down and exact event), my "Silent" setting gets changed back to "Default" in Android and the double notifications begin again. I've been using Ringo for a couple of years now, but it sounds like this is a base problem, not a Ringo problem. Something keeps changing my Android level notification back to Default.
  4. shefrn1

    shefrn1 Member

    i feel like my settings (not just ringtones) are constantly changing....it's driving me crazy.....scared to do the factory reset
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  5. Xphyle

    Xphyle Well-Known Member

    Hey. Is anyone who is experiencing problems with notifications using a call/SMS blocker or manager app? I was using an app called Mr. number that would override my notification settings. No matter how I set the chime and volume on my phone, it would only vibrate because the Mr. number app was overriding the settings. I deleted the app, and so far, everything is working normally. Check for any supplemental SMS apps you might be using in the background.

    Just a thought.
  6. phoenixms

    phoenixms Active Member

    I've done a few factory resets after installing ICS and this issue persists even through a factory reset. I'm pretty close to the original with just a few app installations. No blockers or managers here.
  7. Xphyle

    Xphyle Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Disregard my previous comment. After I uninstalled the call blocker software, my SMS notification worked ONE time. Now it's totally silent. This is really a BORKED situation!
  8. Halofromsue

    Halofromsue Active Member

    The ICS upgrade was garbage and should have NEVER been sent out so fast without being thoroughly checked IMO. I HATE MY PHONE now. Used to LOVE it. I am going to call AT&T first thing Monday morning and tell them that because of this garbage upgrade, it made my contract null and void because this phone is NOT the one that I purchased therefore, I will get out of my contract and buy another phone.....from someone else. NOT HAPPY!!
  9. Xphyle

    Xphyle Well-Known Member

    Let us know how that works out for you!
  10. maxmaxter

    maxmaxter Well-Known Member

    I noticed that though there is not sound, the screen lights up upon getting a notification. When that happens (takes a couple of days for me), I just use the restart option in the phone. It is indeed annoying, but this workaround has been working for me so far (until they update this issue...). By the way, I did a factory reset (this only helped on the battery life problem, not the sound issue)
  11. Grobar

    Grobar Member

    That's not really a work around and has been discussed above. It's beyond annoying that we have to do that...
  12. cboom4250

    cboom4250 New Member

    It could be a coincidence - but I'm noticing the issue arising after play audio through the phone (namely Pandora or SiriusXM). Once I stream audio on these apps, the notification sounds stop.

    Anyone else experiencing this?
  13. phoenixms

    phoenixms Active Member

    For me it's no one specific sound event that kills my audio. I tried SiriusXM and my notifications did not stop. However I left my phone idle for about an hour and tried it again. At some point while my phone was idle my Audio and Vibration for notifications stopped.

    Also just so everyone knows audio for everything else still works. I can watch a video and hear the audio or listen to internet radio but for some reason the phone stops playing notification sounds and vibrating at will and yes the notification volume is maxed out.

    I think all the at&t GSIIs with ICS has this issue but for some reason it happens more frequently for me. I have another at&t GSIIs with ICS on my account and it has this issue but it takes 2 to 3 days before audio and vibration for notifications stop. Mine sometimes will happen within a hour or up to 12 before it stops.
  14. cboom4250

    cboom4250 New Member

    Mine is behaving the same way as yours (or at least today it is). No audio from apps and suddenly notifications cease. I hope AT&T or Samsung come out w/ a patch ASAP.
  15. phoenixms

    phoenixms Active Member

    Well because of this issue I missed emergency broadcast warnings from at&t.
  16. Grobar

    Grobar Member

    Here's the deal...I called AT&T again about this to let them know this is simply unacceptable.

    The first time I called, the lady from AT&T initially didn't know anything about issue. But then, she talked to the technical support and told me they know about this issue and that there is nothing AT&T can do about it since Samsung messed up the update. There was absolutely no talk about any sort of a software fix for this, she just said that Samsung will send me a new phone and then she transfered me to them. Well, the stupid Samsung customer support dropped me before I even got to talk to anyone.

    So, I called AT&T again, this customer service representative also knew nothing about this issuse, and I asked him to forward me to an actual person from Samsung and not make me go through the menus again. Finally, I spoke to a person from Samsung, and she (Jacqueline) wanted me basically do factory reset. I refused to do it since I read here that it doesn't fix the issue. I told her to file a report about this issue and hung up. She wasn't willing to do anything before I did all their "genius" troubleshooting things.

    I called AT&T to tell them about this, and it basically comes down to me getting a replacement phone either sent to me or I'll get it at the store. The obvious issue is that this simply may not do ANY GOOD if my new phone also has the same problem, and it now comes with ICS. Who knows if then even have this S2, maybe they now only have that skyrocket (i don't want it).

    The bottom line here is that at least some of them know about this issue, but there is absolutely no talk about the fix. They have pretty much bricked our phones...Start calling them people, both AT&T & Samsung.
  17. missjaepettie

    missjaepettie New Member

    My carrier is Sprint, and I stupidly updated to ICS yesterday morning and it has been HELL since. The latest is that my phone doesn't alert me on messages or calls, it was earlier but not now. I called Sprint earlier and she informed me that they have been experiencing a high volume of complaints about the ICS update but that I can take it into a sprint store and they can reverse the update back to GB. I'm not sure, and won't know til I take it in the morning.

    I don't feel that I should be punished for the error of Samsung, and this needs to be replaced!

    Another option is to root and flash your phone so that you can go back to GB. I'm not sure about rooting and or all it entails.

    One last thing, the Sprint CS rep told me that even with a factory reset, ICS stays on the phone and begins to appear once settings start to establish themself so if you notice it's still acting stupid after a reset, that's why.

    ANNNNOYED!
  18. Jcemt72

    Jcemt72 New Member

    I went in to the messaging app and changed the sound from default. So far so good it's working like it did before ICS. Fingers crossed. I don't want to go back to my iPhone 3GS and I'm not upgrading till 5 comes out. Hoping my gs2 is fixed
  19. eirianbryn

    eirianbryn Well-Known Member Contributor

    I'm using custom sms tones lite, it has been my band aid for three days now with no issues.
  20. FlyingPigL

    FlyingPigL Well-Known Member

    I dug around my mail application (where I had the sound issue). Turns out there's a different setting for each mail account. Once I figured that out, I was able to correct the sounds. I also took advantage of the opportunity to set how often the phone should sync up with the mail accounts.
  21. Russell Nwa

    Russell Nwa New Member

    This is a Samsung Kies update issue all the way folks. AT&T can help you fix it. If you updated via Kies, that is a web-based update and some of the data is not loaded "safely." I also had an issue with the messaging app freezing up, sometimes rebooting, etc. AT&T said that is derived from how Kies reloads the messages onto the phone via the update.

    To fix, AT&T would have to do a factory data reset and reload the ICS safely. This has corrected the issue for me. Doing a data wipe every year always helps your little handheld computer work a lot more smoother anyway!
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  22. haqnik

    haqnik New Member

    i have been facing this problem after upgrading to ics with my sony xperia u and also my sister faces the problem with xperia sola. i think this is ics messing with our heads! this is very unacceptable. i hope android does something to solve this issue.
  23. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Hello haqnik.

    Please be aware that this area of Android Forums is discussion about the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and is a very different phone from the Sony Xperia line. You might want to check in at Sony Xperia sola - Android Forums to see if Sony's implementation of ICS is seeing the same issues as the SGS2.
  24. Ubizmo

    Ubizmo Active Member

    I found this thread because my phone has a similar problem since ICS: The sms notification reverts to default ("cloud") after a few hours or after a reset, and "vibration" gets checked, no matter how many times I uncheck it.

    For informational purposes, my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4g, with T-mobile, so it's not just an AT&T issue or SGS2 thing.
  25. paulshill

    paulshill Member

    I've been having the same problem and I've found out it was because my memory card was failing. I had set it to use ring tones that were on my card. I also found out that it was draining my battery rapidly probably as it was trying to access my card

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