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iPhone Message repeat alerts not working on iOS 13.2/13.1.3/13.1.2/13.1.1, How to Fix?

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Heather Marston

October 24, 2019 (Updated: June 22, 2020)• Filed to: iOS 13 Issues

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Since my iPhone automatically updated yesterday to 13.1.3, but I noticed that repeat alerts for messages do not work on iOS 13. Normal notifications work fine but it never sends a reminder notification, does anybody can help me, thanks in advance!

By reading through the above case, you can see that Message repeat alerts not working on iOS 13.2/13.1.3/13.1.2/13.1.1 due to iOS upgrade.  If you are also using iOS 13, you could face a similar problem and you are wondering how to fix it. Well, there are some quick solutions that you can try and successfully get this problem fixed. In this guide, we will guide you on what you need to do so that your Message will start working normally. Let us get started.

1. Toggle iMessage Off and On

At times when iMessage/message repeat alerts is not working iOS 13, it could just be due to technical hitch on the Message app and you can simply restart the Message app. To restart you need to toggle it Off and On as follows

Step 1. On your, iPhone locates “Settings” app on the Home screen.

Step 2. Next, tap on “Messages”

Step 3.  From there, scroll and tap the “iMessage.” Now, switch to left turn it off shortly and then switch it on by toggling to the right.

reset network settings

This should fix iMessage not working iOS 13, if not try the next option.

2. Check Your Internet Connection

The problem with iMessage repeat alerts not working iniOS 13 might be due to your Internet connectivity. Consider checking your Wi-Fi connectivity by following these steps.

Step 1.  Tap on “Settings” app on your iOS device.

Step 2.  Next, tap on the “Wi-Fi” option and turn it on.

Step 3. Your iOS device will search for available Wi-Fi networks automatically, and once you see your network connection to it.


3. Restart or Force Restart

Another thing that, you might consider  is to force restart your iDevice. By a restarting your iDevice, you will be refreshing its internal memory and operating system hence applications will restart and function normally if the was a problem. To restart the latest version of iPhone that is iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus does the following:

Step 1.  First, press and release the Volume Up button quickly.

Step 2. Next, press and release the Volume Down button quickly

Step 3. Lastly, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears, then release the Side button.

force restart


4. Reset Your Network

When you upgrade your iOS, your network settings can be altered thus affecting the function of your applications. Therefore, resetting your iDevice network can help fix iMessage that is not working. To reset your iDevice network do the following.

Step 1. On your “Settings” and tap “General” and then tap “Reset” menu.

Step 2. Under the “Reset” menu tap on “Reset Network Settings” button

Step 3.  You might be asked to provide a passcode for your device.  Enter the passcode and then tap “Reset Network Settings” to finally reset the iDevice network.

reset network settings

5. Reset All Settings on Your iPhone

You can also try and reset all your iPhone settings to default settings and it might fix iMessage not working on iOS 13. Remember that by resetting all your iPhone is not the same as factory reset hence you will not lose any of your data.

Step 1. On your home screen, go to the Settings app and tap “General” and then click on the “Reset” menu.

Step 2. After that click on “Reset All Settings” menu.

Step 3.  From there, give correct passcode for your device and finally reset all your iPhone settings.

6. 100% Working Way to Fix iMessage/Message Repeat Alerts Not Working on iOS 13

If you do not want to go through the above steps and you just one quick sure solution, then you will need to use iMyFone Fixppo application. iMyFone Fixppo is a professional iOS repair tool which will help fix all iOS  issues like stuck on recovery mode/black screen/ Apple logo/frozen or app not working properly, iPhone draining fast issue with 100% success rate.

Most importantly, it will not cause any data loss during and after the repair.  And you can totally fix it at home without taking your device to Apple store.

Without further ado, let us now have a look at how to use iMyFone Fixppo to fix iMessage that is not working on iOS 13. Just visit iMyFone website and download the right version for your Mac or Windows. The guide below takes that of the Windows platform.

Windows version    Mac version

Step 1.  On opening iMyFone, Fixppo on your computer, click on “Standard Mode” option so as not to lose your iDevice data. Then connect your iDevice to the program.

 standard mode

Step 2. After that, you need to download firmware.  Select your device model on the screen and then download the appropriate firmware by clicking on the “Download” button.

download firmware under Standard Mode

 Step 3.  Now, when all is set click on “Start” button and iMyFone Fixppo will begin to repair your iDevice

start to fix your device


In a nutshell, there are different ways to fix iMessage that is not working on iOS 13.  You can try to force restart device, check network settings, reset network and settings. However, the best way to fix message repeat alerts not working on iOS 13 is by using iMyFone iOS system repair tool software.

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