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Phone randomly starts to play music - only stops by pulling down menu

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tuliptwy, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Tuliptwy

    Tuliptwy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    My phone is really ticking me off. All of a sudden, out of no where, it will start playing music. It's always the same song. It can be in my hand, my purse, on the counter, charging, not charging. The only way to stop it is to unlock the phone and pull down the top menu. There's just no rhyme or reason to it. Can someone please help?
     


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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    What sort of music is it? A proper song? Something from a game etc?

    Do you have any MP3s on your phone at all, is it one of them?

    It sounds like an ad of some sort or a game running in the background. Do you get any pop ups etc?
     
  3. Tuliptwy

    Tuliptwy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I listen to radio programs and it's one of them. I don't know if it's an mp3 because I can't find it on my phone. No pop ups come with it and it doesn't show in the pull down menu. I'm just at a loss.
     
  4. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    I have my phone set to start music as soon as a headphone is plugged in.

    Turn that setting off and see if that helps.
     
  5. Tuliptwy

    Tuliptwy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Tube - unfortunately my phone has no idea what headphones are as I've never even taken them out of the box.

    Hi Snakeyeskm - Not obvious at all - but the only thing I use for music is the one that came loaded on the phone. I've looked at it and the settings, but cannot see where to disable it. As for uninstalling it, I'm not comfortable doing that because when I checked the playstore, this original app wasn't on there. Any other ideas? Thanks.
     
  6. Tuliptwy

    Tuliptwy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you - I forgot about the force stop. I've done that, so we'll what happens. Unfortunately it doesn't happen on a regular basis so it's just a waiting game. The app has the same icon as the other pre-loaded Samsung ones. It's just called Music and it's version 16.2.02.54 Not sure if that makes any difference or not. Thanks again for your help.
     
  7. Tuliptwy

    Tuliptwy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well, I thought it had worked but the stupid thing came on again. :mad: I am now at a total loss as to what to do. I'm unsure if there is anything left that I can/should force stop - nothing so far as I can see.
     
  8. Tuliptwy

    Tuliptwy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    You are truly an Android Expert! I went through the notification sounds for every app and it turns out it was my gmail that was the problem. I turned it off and no problems anymore!! Thank you thank you thank you. This has been an annoyance for so long - I should've come on the forum sooner. I'll remember that if I run into another problem. :D

    I have one question about this: Do apps typically assign their own notification sounds? Gmail has been on my phone from the time I got it but this problem only started about 6 months ago. Just curious. :thinking:

    Thank you again. Have a great day.
     
  9. Tuliptwy

    Tuliptwy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Me again. It didn't work and now I'm unable to stop it by using the pull down menu. I just went through every single option in my settings and think I may have found the culprit in Settings/Sounds and vibration/Notification sounds/default notification sounds. We'll see. At this point I'm willing to let the damn thing run it's course - all 30 minutes of it. LOL I'm with your wife on this one - it's definitely gremlins. :eek:
     
  10. EricMC0

    EricMC0 Lurker

    I have this problem now. Started when I connected new Bluetooth headphones.

    tube517 is right. It's obviously a setting.

    But please tell us more, tube517: where are these settings — and how do I turn them off?

    I'm still running Android 4.4.2 (on an SM-C115 - Samsung K Zoom).
     
  11. Trisodin

    Trisodin Lurker

    Hi. I had the same thing on my Galaxy Tab A 2017 build and it played music that sounded like Chinese music. It played randomly and I started to look things up. I just went into settings Google and connected apps. Disconnect all that you don't know about. Mine was in some foreign language and I disconnected it. It's gone now. (I think)
     

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