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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by expresiva, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. expresiva

    expresiva Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I may qualify for a 72 hour psych hold by the end of the night. At around 8:00 this evening, my phone started making doorbell noises. Out of the blue. I've downloaded nothing new in the past week. I don't use a doorbell for any notification of any program that I've ever had. It goes off about 2-3 times for every 10 minute that passes. The only way I can make it "go away" is by muting my media sound. Which is fine, I suppose, except I do use my media sound for things other than listening to random doorbells.

    Is it just me?
     



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  2. wildkitten

    wildkitten Android Enthusiast

    Could someone have done a setting and be playing a joke on you?
     
  3. expresiva

    expresiva Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Nope, nobody ever has access to my phone but me.
     
  4. kickbutkuss

    kickbutkuss Member

    Try doing a battery pull. You can also hold down the up and down volume buttons as well as the power button to do a reset.

    You will not lose any data.
     
  5. zoxxo

    zoxxo Android Enthusiast

    Check to see if you have a program called "Color" installed. It's a program that Verizon installs to receive live streams. The program has been known to use a doorbell as a notification sound...
     
  6. expresiva

    expresiva Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I tried pulling the battery and doing the volume/power reset, no change. And, nope, I don't have Color installed - My signal is strong, I'm not using wifi - I'm baffled.
     
  7. zoxxo

    zoxxo Android Enthusiast

    Sorry, I didn't see your post in the other thread (color not installed). Are you stiill getting your normal notification sounds? Have you checked your settings to see if your notification sounds have changed?

    I ggogled the problem and I've found that other people have reported the same issue, but no one has a solution. I wish I had more to offer...
     
  8. expresiva

    expresiva Newbie
    Thread Starter

    yeah, sorry - I posted on both because I wasn't sure if the same people followed both phone type threads. Everything else is working fine - it's baffling! Not life-changing, but baffling :) Thanks though, maybe someone will figure it out soon.
     
  9. Duckster

    Duckster Android Enthusiast

    I had the same problem in NJ around the same time. When I looked at my phone, it had a warning about flash flooding in my area. I don't use any notification systems either so I'm not sure what that was all about.
     
  10. HotPepper

    HotPepper Well-Known Member

    Weatherbug?
     
  11. mamawm

    mamawm Well-Known Member

    it happened once on my phone and it was that new alert system that verizon installed with the last update. in my case it was for a weather alert.
     
  12. jerry42570

    jerry42570 Well-Known Member

    +1. And come to think of it, when I did get this notification (for the first time lastm onth during a flood warning) it did sound like a doorbell.


    OP - did you notice any sort of icons in your notification bar? Or maybe pop-up alerts? It only happened to me once - numerous times but on one occasion - and I can't remember if the warnings just appeared as pop-ups or if there were notification icons.
     
  13. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    Yes, I received a Verizon emergency notification (also a flash flood warning) last Friday afternoon. I don't recall it being a doorbell sound (I was driving at the time), but it was an odd sound I had never heard. There was a notification in the notification area afterward, though - I think a red triangle notification.

    Here are the settings for Verizon Emergency Alerts for the Bionic:

    Wireless Emergency Alerts - DROID BIONIC by Motorola

    See if that's it?

    [edit] These are not the settings for my Droid 3, just to be clear. The D3 has its own Emergency Alerts app, with settings that you can configure. In case the info in the link I gave above is wrong, look for the "Emergency Alerts" app.
     
  14. expresiva

    expresiva Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have no notifications whatsoever. Just the doorbell. I don't have weatherbug installed, and there are no weather alerts in my area. This just suddenly began last night.
     
  15. jerry42570

    jerry42570 Well-Known Member

    I didn't see if anyone else asked you this, so I must (even though you said you don't get any notifications when this happens.) Do you use Yahoo Mail on your phone?
     
  16. expresiva

    expresiva Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Nope, yahoo mail is not installed.
     
  17. Dabrador

    Dabrador Android Enthusiast

    Do you have the new Emergency Alerts app? The icon is a red triangle with a white exclamation point in it. If so, open the app and select the settings by touching the icon in the upper right of the screen. In there is an option to have an alert every 2 or 15 minutes on things such as AMBER alerts in your area.

    That's the only thing I can think that it might be...
     
  18. expresiva

    expresiva Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have it, but all notifications are disabled.
     
  19. Dabrador

    Dabrador Android Enthusiast

    Is the 'Alert Reminder' set to 'Off'?
     
  20. expresiva

    expresiva Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yep, everything is off
     
  21. jerry42570

    jerry42570 Well-Known Member

    I really do feel for you. I hope you figure out the cuplrit soon!
     
  22. ePoise

    ePoise Lurker

    I don't know if I experienced the same thing as you, but on multiple occasions my phone has made these chirping noises, it's been a while so that's the best I can describe it as. The phone was completely off and it was just kind of a faint chirp/ring that wouldn't stop until I took the battery out.
     
  23. expresiva

    expresiva Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok, kids, I seemed to have resolved my mystery doorbell issue. I'd been going into "applications running" and closing stuff that I didn't need in hopes of resolving the issue. Nothing worked. However, today I went into "settings" and "battery usage" and I found two programs that were apparently using battery, but weren't actually running (no idea how/why, I'm not that smart, but they were). One was DishNetwork, and another barely useful program. I kept trying to stop them from the battery usage screen (which was an option) but they wouldn't go away. I even tried pulling the battery, blah blah, blah - they still showed that they were using battery power. So, I just deleted the mofos. Doorbell issues went away. I've reinstalled them and have not had any issues since. So, maybe it's just coincidence, but it seems that this has taken care of the issue. Again, it wasn't from the "applications running" part of settings that I found these rogue problem makers, but from the "battery usage". Hopefully this will solve someone else's issues as well.
     

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