My Samsung Galaxy plays a little “bing-bong” when I get a text.
But only for some texts. Sometimes it’s resolutely silent, and I don’t know that a new text has arrived (which puts a hitch into text conversations).
Trying to google this gets me all sorts of idiot-level advice on the order of “Make sure Notifications for texts is turned on”.
But the phone does Notify me when a text arrives; just not ALL texts. I want it to bing-bong for every single text. Is there some setting that I’ve got goofed up?
They don’t make it clear which is which, but Samsung’s is Messages and has a speech bubble with ellipses in blue, speech tail coming from bottom left. Google’s is also called Messages and is blue, but the ellipses are a couple lines mimicing text and the tail is upper left.
I mean, it sounds like my complaint is stupid, right? If you’re looking at the Message screen, why would you need to be alerted to incoming texts? But I’m not always looking at it; sometimes it’s sitting beside me while I’m absorbed in something else (posting to the SDMB, for example).
Not stupid at all. I feel exactly as you do. I answer a text, and when the conversation seems over, I simply put the phone down. And at some point in the next few seconds, another text comes in, but the phone doesn’t beep because it thinks I’m still looking at it, so I’m totally unaware of it for minutes, or even hours. Or even longer, because the phone thinks I’ve already read the new text, so I’m NEVER going to get a notification about it.
This happens to me with the Samsung native text messaging system, and also with WhatsApp. Logically, I suppose it would be true of ANY similar app.