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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by dheymann, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. dheymann

    dheymann Member
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    The stock google messages app (for texting) on my Moto G(7) Power just lost functionality. Up until now when a text message arrived a special ring tone I installed would play. The app got an update on 11/19 and now it makes no sound when a text arrives. As you can see in the attached screenshot the settings page where you can normally set a ring tone has no option for sound during notifications. It does say that two categories of settings were deleted. Clicking on the deleted categories or the info icon does nothing. Any ideas how to fix this?


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    Post #3 by dheymann, Nov 24, 2019 (1 points)

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  3. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    I just checked mine and don't find the normal ringtone setting, nor the vibrate option. Weird. I do have a custom tone and it still works but there doesn't seem to be a way to change that anymore. Maybe it's somewhere else but I'll be dipped if I can find it. Nice going Google!
  4. dheymann

    dheymann Member
    Thread Starter

    VZW level 2 tech support fixed the problem. These were the steps:
    Power phone off
    Remove Sim card (apparently removing sim and replacing while phone is off causes phone to fix itself)
    Also removed SD card
    Replace Sim card
    Power on phone
    Open Settings . . . Apps and notifications . . . messages . . . Storage . . .Clear storage
    Reboot phone
    Problem was fixed. Reinserted SD card
    NOTE: Text messages aren't lost because they are on VZW server
    I suspect just clearing storage would have fixed the problem
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  5. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    I was just coming to say clear cache and data! Just did on mine and everything is back to normal.
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