1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General Case Magnet triggers noise in Nexus 5

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by theguyoo, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. theguyoo

    theguyoo Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014

    Jan 12, 2014
    5
    0
    5
    Hi, first time on your forums.

    I recently bought a nexus 5 (very pleased) but when sliding it into its new case, I noticed the phone makes a sound when the case magnet is in contact with the back end of the phone.

    The sound is always the same, a short sound, two notes going up then two going down. Is this some kind of warning? Am I damaging my phone or is this some kind of not so helpful feature that can hopefully be disabled?

    Thanks for your help.:)
     

    Advertisement

  2. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,419
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010

    Feb 8, 2010
    2,419
    174
    163
    UK
    Under settings > sounds you can untick "screen lock sounds"

    You should hear the same sound if you press the power button to lock the screen
     
  3. theguyoo

    theguyoo Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014

    Jan 12, 2014
    5
    0
    5
    Thanks for your reply but it's not the problem. Switching lock sounds off didn't work and the lock screen sound is not the alert sound I get with the magnet, it sounds more like a notification than a lock.
     
  4. happydundee

    happydundee Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    35
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013

    Dec 24, 2013
    35
    1
    16
    Male
    Fibre Optics Comms Engineer
    Dundee
    Could it be the Phone thinking its found a QI wireless charging dock, and think its charging as thats the sound I get when I connect to my wireless charger?
     
  5. theguyoo

    theguyoo Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014

    Jan 12, 2014
    5
    0
    5
    Maybe... Any idea how I would test this?

    Edit: Checked some videos online. Looks fairly plausible, the charger does have a magnet grip but the alarm sound is different, only three notes not four. Seems strange, no?
     
  6. happydundee

    happydundee Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    35
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013

    Dec 24, 2013
    35
    1
    16
    Male
    Fibre Optics Comms Engineer
    Dundee
    Em, connect it to a wireless charger :):rolleyes:
     
  7. theguyoo

    theguyoo Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014

    Jan 12, 2014
    5
    0
    5
    Ha, I guess, I just don't have one lying around that's the problem.
     
  8. mysticalnyte

    mysticalnyte Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011

    Nov 23, 2011
    221
    34
    43
    Male
    That's what it is. My 4 and 5 do the same noise on both of my wireless chargers.
    Nothing to be alarmed from, it's just the noise saying "I'm on the charger!" so you know it's sitting on the "sweetspot".
     
  9. zipred

    zipred Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    133
    Posts:
    970
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2013

    Oct 8, 2013
    970
    419
    133
    California USA
    My Nexus 5 also emits this alert to acknowledge its in the proper spot on the wireless charger. I like that, as well as the convenience of not having to plug it in.
     
  10. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    1,358
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010

    Mar 17, 2010
    1,358
    651
    233
    Male
    Northern VA, USA
    However, I believe the OP is stating he doesn't have such a charger and is getting this sound when the magnet in his case makes contact with the back of the device. Seems odd.

    What case do you have. Can you link to it. Just curious...
     
  11. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    1,209
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011

    Sep 9, 2011
    1,209
    730
    233
    Industrial Electrician
    South Jersey
    The magnet maybe triggering the NFC chip. Put a credit card to the back of the Nexus and you will see what I mean.
     
  12. theguyoo

    theguyoo Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014

    Jan 12, 2014
    5
    0
    5
    Ha! Genius! Yeah it was indeed my credit card. The case is one of those wallet cases and the card touches the back of the case when I fold it back.

    What do I do now? Can I turn it off?
     
  13. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Rank:
     #14
    Points:
    1,953
    Posts:
    17,909
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011

    Aug 30, 2011
    17,909
    13,142
    1,953
    Male
    Graduate Student
    MN
    You can turn NFC off via settings>more
     
  14. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    1,209
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011

    Sep 9, 2011
    1,209
    730
    233
    Industrial Electrician
    South Jersey
    You can try moving the magnetic card strip to the other side.
    If the strip is on the outer edge, it will make contact on center of phone when folded over. If the strip is on the inner
    edge, it will miss the phone on the back left when folded over.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...