iPhone X Distorted Text Message Notification tone with iOS 12

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Many iPhone X/8 Plus/ 7 and 6s users are facing problem after upgrading to iOS 12 that the notification tone sound is distorted/stuttering for random notification received. The text notification received are distorted like stuck instead of playing cleanly and clearly but it doesn’t happen every time for every notification. iOS 11 never had this issue. This is annoying as RANDOMLY distorted notification tones that sound like they're breaking up while playing. Say message tone is just a “ding”. Sometimes the message tone will play as “ding-ing-ing-ing” .

iPhone distorted ringtone

Some users are reporting distorted message tone since in iPhone X since from iOS 12 and some are reporting this with latest update iOS 12.1.1. The distorted message tone for text notification is majorly with iMessage sound alerts and t doesn't happen every time. It sounds like a repeating echo as though the sound alert is in a loop for approximately 3 cycles. Playing the music from the iPhone works just fine, only during the notification the distortion occurs like totally distorted garbled broken up text tone. When tried to change and select and new ringtone, that also does not seems to helpful.

How to fix distorted/stuttering ringtone for text Message in iPhone:


Fix 1: Logout from iCloud and use it only on one device
Some reports stat that distortion in text tone  happens mostly when multiple text gets delivered to the device when you share an iCloud account with other devices. Please logout from other devices like mac/iPad and check if the distortion in iPhone ringtone still persist.


Fix 2: Power Saver Mode
It is also possible that iOS is causing such stutter in iPhone due to power saver mode turned on in your device. Please turn that off and text again if it helps.

Fix 3: Turn off the Bluetooth

Some user says that This only happens to me when Bluetooth is turned on. Test the notification sound with Bluetooth off and see if the issue occurs.

Fix 4:  Hard reset the iPhone


First of all press and hold the Power button->After a second press and hold the Home Button->Wait until the Apple logo appears. For iPhone 7 onwards you need to press Power button+Volume Down key.


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