Random notification soundsSupport


  1. Grime

    Grime Member

    I bought a Galaxy S3 last night. This morning I was getting a random notification sound (and sometimes LED) about once an hour. I would check the notification bar, but it's always empty. Even weirder, I've changed my default notification sound in Android as well as the notification sound in GMail, Messenger, Facebook, etc. to something different, but this one keeps playing the default whistle that comes on the Sprint S3 when you first purchase it.

    As of this evening, it's now happening about 3-4 times an hour. I've been googling this for the last hour and everyone seems to point to the Yahoo Mail app. But I don't have that installed on my phone, so that's out of the question. A few other people seem to have this problem without the Yahoo Mail app, but every thread has gone unanswered. Nobody seems to know where this is coming from.

    Also, this has been happening on my girlfriends Galaxy Nexus for the last 3-4 months but maybe only once a day.

    I'm completely lost and I can't even sleep with my phone in the room because it's going off even with the phone on silent.

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  4. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Have you gone thru each individual app to see if some sort of alert is set?
  5. Grime

    Grime Member

  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Have you tried a reboot? Or a battery pull, then power back on?
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  7. Grime

    Grime Member

    I'll pull the battery and see what happens and get back to you tomorrow or if it happens again :)
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  8. neil154

    neil154 Well-Known Member

    If all else fails do a factory restore
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  9. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    Download Addons Detector from the Play store. Tap the Notification Monitor button. When you turn it on, the app will send you to the Settings/Accessiblity/Servies screen. Be sure to turn On Addons Detector on that screen. Once it's on anytime you get a notification Addons Detector will list the app that that created a notification.
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