iPhone iOS 6 Bug with Sounds

This sounds like a bug that needs to be fixed by Apple… (pun intended).

On your iPhone’s music player (either the default one or the optional Podcasts app), if the app’s volume is set all the way down (or close to it), you won’t hear some alert sounds — including incoming phone call alerts! You can test this and (not) hear it for yourself: Lower the Podcasts or iPod Music player app’s volume to zero on your iPhone, then in Settings >;;;>;;; Sounds tap on any of your chosen or default ringtones, text tones, or alert sounds. For most of them you won’t hear anything until you make the Podcasts/music player app’s volume somewhere other than all the way over to screen left (silent). The Mute switch’s position doesn’t matter.

I had this problem and discovered the solution on Apple’s Support Communities discussion forum here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4325586?start=45&tstart=0

I imagine this is for all iOS 6 devices, but I’ve only tested it with iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.1. Let me know in a reply if you’ve noticed this on your Apple iDevice, too.

Update: Now that I’ve done the bug fix (using the method above) on my iPhone, the bug is not reappearing. I tested it on a friend’s iPhone 5 (running iOS 6.1.1 like mine is) and the same problem with sounds was on his. This might be an intermittent bug. Also, when in the Sounds area of the Settings app, be sure to test it with more than just one type of sound—try it with Ringtone, Text Tone, New Voicemail, etc.

Update 2: Another friend also running the newest version of iOS 6 tried this on her iPhone 4S and has the same bug. A different friend with an iPhone 4 who did not upgrade to iOS 6 yet doesn’t have the bug on his iPhone.


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