We don’t always have our cell phones right next to us, or even within earshot. So while audio notifications about new messages can be useful when our iPhone is nearby, they can be useless if the device is in another room. This can lead to situations where an alert about a new message goes unheard.
Fortunately you can increase the likelihood that you hear a new message alert by increasing the number of times that the alert is repeated. The notification settings for messages on the iPhone allow you to select from several different frequencies at which that alert can be repeated. Our tutorial below will show you where to find the setting on your device that allows you to modify the number of times your new message alerts repeat.
Repeat Alerts for New Text Messages in iOS 8
The steps in this guide were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8. These steps will also work for other iPhones using the iOS 8 operating system. This article will show you how to find out which version of iOS is installed on your device.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Notifications option.
Step 3: Select the Messages option.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of this screen, then select the Repeat Alerts option.
Step 5: Select the number of times that you would like the alert to repeat.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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