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Old September 13th, 2013, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Notsure Unknown notification tone

I keep getting a notification tone and have no idea which app it is coming from. My phone sounds the notification, but nothing ever appears in the status bar to let me know which one it is. I have sooooo many apps, and have been through them all and still do not know which app is playing this annoying notification. I've looked at the list of tones I have, but none of them are the one that keeps going off! Anyone know of a way to detect active notification tones?

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Old September 14th, 2013, 01:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I keep getting a notification tone and have no idea which app it is coming from. My phone sounds the notification, but nothing ever appears in the status bar to let me know which one it is. I have sooooo many apps, and have been through them all and still do not know which app is playing this annoying notification. I've looked at the list of tones I have, but none of them are the one that keeps going off! Anyone know of a way to detect active notification tones?
Sometimes, when roaming notification is on, it can buzz if you lost and reconnected to your data service.

Perhaps you could try Notification History app, see if you can catch the app that does it.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evanhe.nhfree&hl=en

Once installed, try to check it as soon as you hear it.
Let us know if you managed to identify the rascal app.

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Old September 14th, 2013, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There was a discussion about the same thing happening with the HTC One. It turned out to be the alarms in GSAM battery monitor app. Do you have that installed? If so, open the app and go to preferences. You can turn off the alarms in there. Might not be the same problem but is something to look at.
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Sometimes, when roaming notification is on, it can buzz if you lost and reconnected to your data service.

Perhaps you could try Notification History app, see if you can catch the app that does it.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evanhe.nhfree&hl=en

Once installed, try to check it as soon as you hear it.
Let us know if you managed to identify the rascal app.

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I just downloaded this app, so here's hoping it works. I'll post again and mention the problem if it can locate the culprit. I guess I also should have mentioned that my model is an AT&T SGH-I337 (not rooted).

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There was a discussion about the same thing happening with the HTC One. It turned out to be the alarms in GSAM battery monitor app. Do you have that installed? If so, open the app and go to preferences. You can turn off the alarms in there. Might not be the same problem but is something to look at.
I just deleted a battery management app last night. I wouldn't have thought that this kind of app would trigger notification tones. If I no longer am receiving them, then I know what it was. The app I deleted was the Mugen Power battery management app.

Thanks for the info!
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Cool Culprit found!

Okay, so I found the source of the notification tone! It was the Yahoo! Mail app. There is a check-box if you want Yahoo! Mail notifications in the status bar enabled/disabled, but you also have to disable the tone manually. I only found it by serendipity on my other phone. I had the notification checked on my Infuse, and noticed that when it showed up in the status bar, that same tone chimed-in. The notification detection app never picked-up on it (with the check-box disabled).

Glad that quest is done! Now I can continue on with my WOW quests
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I had the phantom notification noises problem with my rooted Samsung galaxy S4.

I was able to make them stop by going into my phone's accessibility settings. There was a setting that was checked to repeatedly make the notification noise for unread notifications. That must have gotten messed up somehow because my phone would not shut up about nonexistent notifications. I simply unchecked that setting and the problem was fixed.
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Thank you so much! I think this solved my problem!!!
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