No Longer Hear Notifications thru Bluetooth Speaker

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Before, when listening to music thru my Bluetooth speaker, the music would be interrupted with alerts for incoming calls and texts. NOW, it only happens for calls but NOT for texts. I'm not sure why and can't find any solutions online. NOTE: The info button next to the speaker's name does not offer any options for notifications (just disconnect or forget.) AND Do Not Disturb is NOT on (but in that menu Silence While Locked is checked and can't be unchecked if that means anything.) This worked with my old Iphone 7 but I recently got a new one and I think this problem began then. Thanks for any halp!
 

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Is your alert tone set to none? That could cause this.
Setting->Sounds & Haptics->Text Tone
 

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Yes. All notifications work properly when not connected to Bluetooth. However no sounds other than ring when connected to BT
 

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So I got my OLD iphone7 (my daughter inherited it from me!) and did a test. That one, when connected to a BT speaker, WILL make an audible notification thru the speaker when a text is received. My NEW iphone7 will NOT! I went thru EVERY setting side by side and everything is identical but yet the new phone does not notify thru bluetooth. Any ideas?
 

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Odd, are the versions of iOS different? Settings->General->About, Software Version
There have been updates to Bluetooth in the later updates.
 

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I bet if you upgrade the old one it will stop doing it too. Not that is what you want.
I can test this this weekend to see if my Bluetooth also doesn’t play notifications as well with the newer iOS. I am also on 13.3.1. Don’t have any Bluetooth with me at the moment.
 

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thanks but i should point out that the new phone’ IOS was just recently updated in an attempt to fix it. It did not fix the problem. I don’t know the version that was in the phone before updating but it hadn’t been updated since my purchase in December.
 

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I am on 13.3.1 and I get no notifications through Bluetooth either. Even when trying to select a new ringtone, I don't get to hear it over Bluetooth.

I tried using Apple Mail, Spark (mail), Messages and Phone. None would play. Music was fine.

Based on what I am reading on Apple support, there are many complaints and no fixes.
 
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