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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LaraMooPigs, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. LaraMooPigs

    LaraMooPigs New Member
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    Okay this has happened 5 times today and it started doing it 2 hours ago. But it just randomly starts playing my Gangnam Style ringtone and no-body is actually calling. When I press the power button the music stops and when I look in Call history, no-one new has called? Is anyone else getting this problems, it's really annoying.
     

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  2. olbriar

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    Hello LaraMooPigs and welcome to Android Forums. It sounds like you need to do a reboot of your phone. Just power down, pull the battery for a few minutes, replace the battery and power up. This often will fix silly glitches of a phone. It's like a mini pc and though powered off...it never really reboots completely without pulling the battery. I hope this helps. Thanks for joining these forums and I hope they help you get the most fun out of your phone.
     
  3. DIGS11

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    I have had this lately too. At first I thought it was to do with USB connected (when charging) but it wasn't. I even disabled "Auto Launch - Start App when my phone conencts to my car dock" in Car\Settings (app).

    Have tried power down re-boot. No Luck (NOTE: When you reboot to fix issues be sure to always toggle off "Fast boot" in Settings\Power).

    A few times when it happened it launched the 'choose default app' notifcation. One of the options was an 'Alarm Clock' app. I have uninstalled all the apps that it was showing to launch this mystery notification but it still happens!

    This is bugging me and I hope more people can contribute to this thread!

    I called HTC Support (Australia) today & reported it but my report was overshadowed by the main reason I called them: After using it early this morning, my fully charged phone would not wake up or boot up later on this morning! D E A D...
    I fixed it (thankfully) by: (1) Plugging in wall charger (2) Press+Held (the centre of) Vol up/down key (3) Press+Held Power key. Bingo, it booted up. Simply by pressing the power key for over a minute would not work. This allegedly re-calibrates the battery (courtesy of a support page on T-Mobile). I hope it was not related!

    Summary:
    (1) I believe it is USB related.
    -- Possibly charger related. (I.E. Either from using a non-stock wall charger and-or using a non-stock USB cable (or even a USB cable that only supports charging and not data transfer).
    (2) Through some condition (once again I think USB related) I think it is sensing something or other and trying to warn with a notification.. but not the system notification just the Ringtone.
    (3) It is always my main "Ringtone". Not my "Notification sound" (i.e. found in Settings\Personalize\Sound).
    (4) There is no incoming call.
    (5) It happens when phone in standby, no launched apps, nothing electrically connected and in flight mode.
    (6) It has not happened on a 'spare' HTC M8 I have (which I received from HTC Australia as a prize at a Telco industry HTC M8 product launch). This phone is not connected to a mobile network, only via Wi-Fi to my DSL service.
    (7) It bugs the hellout of me!
     
  4. ventas Qro

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    Hello, the same thing is happening to me. I don't know what to do... it's annoying. Do you found a solution? I have a HTC One M8 no root
     
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  5. Deej Sullivan

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    This has happened to me twice today and once a few days ago. My phone will just be sat there not being used and suddenly the ringtone will start playing, but when I go to answer the call there is nothing there and I can't stop it playing! It seems like someone is trying to call because of the fact that each time the ringtone has played for a different length of time, but then again it could just be a random glitch. There's nothing in the call log and nothing obviously wrong with the device so no way of knowing which is the case. I really hope someone can get to the bottom of this as it is absolutely infuriating.
     
  6. Fara Reid

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    For the last couple of days, when my phone is charging, it will randomly start playing my ringtone when no one is calling. I have tried everything to get it to stop but it won't. I can't take the battery out of this phone so the reboot is not an option. Has anyone figured out how to fix this issue?
     
  7. Fara Reid

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    Did you ever figure out how to fix this problem? I am having the same issue and it's driving me crazy.
     
  8. Fara Reid

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    I can not take my battery out of the phone to reboot it. I'm just frustrated because it keeps waking me up in the middle of the night with my ringtone playing. Has anyone figured out why this issue is occuring?
     
  9. ljd333

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    I know this is older but I have a galaxy s7 that does the same. This had happened to me several times. Nothing plugged in. No phone activity. It just starts playing the ringtone. Volume buttons do nothing, no missed calls, nothing. The last time I was in a meeting and it did it 3 times within about 5 minutes. It was my own mp3 ringtone. I power cycled the phone and it has been quiet now for 4 days. The last time it phantom rang, I changed the ringtone to a system tone that came with the phone. AT&T branded. This is not the first time. The other times I powered off and on the phone too. I'll post any progress.
     
  10. Sunflower6

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    I have the same problem . it just randomly plays all my ring tones. The only way to stop it is by turning off the phone.
    I'm with Verizon. A tech told me to either reset the phone or delete the Zedge app. I've been using Zedge for years and never had a problem . I haven't reset it either. Help!
     
  11. lgv20user

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    I have a lg v20. A ringtone i have never used is intermittently going off. Lg told me to reset to factory. I really dont want to. I dont have suspect apps. I checked my apps etc. It does not leave notifications. Its called "Good Morning" and when i google it, it comes up as a lg ringtone but i cant find it anywhere in my phone. Is it possible for a virus to piggyback in on a legit app? Im going to have to reset if it keeps happening but im so frustrated over it.
     
  12. DJRoy

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    I've been having the same problem for the past few weeks on my S7. Rebooting only helps temporarily. Have android software version 6.0.1
     
  13. lgv20user

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    This happens to me on an intermittent basis. It may not happen for weeks at a time and than out of nowhere, its blaring! As soon as i touch the phone it stops. No sign of where its coming from. I called LG and after taking ne through over two hours of steps, disconnected phone calls etc, im told i need to do a factory reset which i hate doing! And whos to say it wont come back! Grrrrrr
     
  14. Glinda56

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    This happened to me for this first time this morning while attempting to watch a 4 second video my friend created and posted on Facebook. It wouldn't load and the counterclockwise "video is loading" indicator stayed on for 2 minutes and then my phone spontaneously rebooted and started ringing with my standard ringtone. Rebooting it doesn't help: it starts ringing again 3-5 minutes after each reboot. It overrides Do Not Disturb and airplane mode. I cleared FB cache and data and uninstalled/reinstalled to no avail. Interesting ... I have a Tile to find my keys from my phone and vice versa and my phone couldn't see my keys nor my keys see my phone: so Bluetooth isn't working either.

    This used up a whole ton of battery, so when it's recharged. I'll have to bite the bullet and do a factory reset.
     
  15. Glinda56

    Glinda56 New Member
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    Well, I didn't have to do a factory reset ... yet ... a combination of playing with "Do Not Disturb", airplane mode, turning Bluetooth off and on and having a friend call me and answering it ... all several times and in different combinations somehow made it just stop. I verified this by rebooting. It hasn't recurred. This isn't a satisfying result though since it's bound to happen again.
     
  16. CandA2017

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    Same thing happening to our brand new Galaxy S7 Edge. Have searched for fixes but no luck. We've noticed that it happens randomly but more often when we turn off our car. Could this be Bluetooth related?
     

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