I've an iPhone 4 and I've installed iOS 5 on it. Since then, whenever I receive a text message or an app notification, the tone plays like "tre..tre..tre..tre..te..tre..tre...tring". Sometimes it takes a whole 5 to 7 secs for the sound to be complete.

At first, I thought it's because of the beta; but I guess they should've fixed it by now as it is already some Beta 3 if I'm not wrong!

Does anyone know any settings change/fixes that can fix it?

  • Have you tried changing the text tone to something else to see if it's a problem with all of them? – Nicholas Smith Oct 10 '11 at 12:00
  • I Changed the tone to some other one. When I receive a text message, it works fine but when I receive a push notification from an app, life facebook push notifications, the same issue stays. – ptamzz Oct 11 '11 at 14:32
  • Is it the exact same ringtone for notifications, I've not properly been through all of them but it sounds like a new default one in the system. – Nicholas Smith Oct 11 '11 at 14:49
  • I changed the sound to chime but when I receive a app push notification, the old tri-tone is played. When I receive a text-message, the Chime tone is played though. – ptamzz Oct 13 '11 at 8:22
  • Yup, happening to my 3GS too. Sounds like the tri-tone has a stammer, starting and stopping. I haven't found a fix other than to keep on silent mode. – user12126 Oct 15 '11 at 19:17

Ok, I had the exact same issue after updating to IOS 5, SMS tones sounded like a stuck record and very garbled. Solution is back-up your iphone then do a complete restore and at the end set up as a new iphone NOT backup from previous. The back-up can cause glitches when 1st updating from 4.3.5 to 5. Then unplug and plug back in and right click your iphone and do a "restore from back-up" after the setup as new iphone. Hope that helps for you as it did for me.

  • The most important part of this process is setting up as a NEW iphone at the end of the restore. – shaun dolphin Oct 27 '11 at 18:39
  • settings > general > reset > reset all settings fixed it for me. – Shiv Deepak May 3 '12 at 10:48

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