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    Default My Galaxy Tab 3 "rings" from time to time

    I just got a free 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and have installed very few programs on it. It runs Android 4.1.2

    Strangely, a bell rings from time to time. It can be quiet for several hours and then a bell "rings" for no apparent reason. This seems to be totally random.

    What might cause this? I have very little experience with Android devices.
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    Default Re: My Galaxy Tab 3 "rings" from time to time

    Quote Originally Posted by Denis54 View Post
    I just got a free 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and have installed very few programs on it. It runs Android 4.1.2

    Strangely, a bell rings from time to time. It can be quiet for several hours and then a bell "rings" for no apparent reason. This seems to be totally random.

    What might cause this? I have very little experience with Android devices.
    It seems you're getting a notification for something. As far as what, I couldn't tell you. I'd check every app and see what settings you have enabled for alerts and notifications. If you find the one that's set to the bell, you've found the issue. It could be an email or messenger program. Could even just be an app you wouldn't expect an alert from. I get alerts from ibotta for some reason.
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    i have the same anoying F'n! ringing going on as well. I bought this tablet 3 about 3 weeks ago and
    want to use the wake up alarm feature. Of course....through the night I have that stupid anoying ring
    that goes off and wakes me up!!! F! WTF!!! Dumb stupid *** commie bastards have to go and let
    this get by quality control. If anyone finds out what is doing this PLEASE POST!!!. I am probably
    going to take mine back and swap it out. F!@# this 2013 man. You would think this little anoying
    SH@# would have been a thing of the past. Im pissed because I lost sleep last night with the stupid
    little ringing going off. It sounds like old basic ring tone and is random. I already disabled notifications
    in the settings tab. No help.
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    Think I got it figured out....On the front tablet when first turning it on there is an Email icon shortcut.
    This is where the ringing is coming from. I could not figure out how to log out of the F'n app though.
    I deleted the shortcut but still got the ringing a little later. I went into settings and found the SOUND
    icon. Click on this and there are 3 adjustments here. Turn your notification sound ALL THE WAY
    OFF!. Problem solved. Have not had any more anoying rings so far! I was getting them every hour
    or so. It's been a day now and no rings, Damn COMMIE bastards @!#! for putting the app there in
    the first place and not making it easy to simply sign out of my email.
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    Go to settings, account settings, click on email account, select ringtone, and change to "silent"
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    Thank you, people, this was driving me crazy and I couldn't find the setting!
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    Thanks!! That ringing noise was about to drive me bonkers!! You can also take the tick out of 'notifications'.
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    I had the same problem on Samsung Galaxy Note3 5.7. Turning notification sounds to silent did not work for me. I went into Settings > Device settings > Blocking mode > disable notifications. I then set the timer in the bottom of the screen to allow notifications only go off during the day.

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