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    Default Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    I've had my Nexus 5 for a couple months, and all of a sudden within the last day or two it plays a chime every time I unlock my screen, which is VERY annoying. I can't for the life of me figure out what is causing this. I checked my sound settings, and the screen lock sound option is disabled. I also went through all of my running apps to stop the processes, and it doesn't seem to be any of those. It's also not my normal notification sound, it's a different sound I'd never heard before. It's driving me crazy. Any ideas about what it could be or suggestions for troubleshooting this? Thanks!
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    Welcome to Android Central! It must be some 3rd party app. An easy way to tell is to reboot into Safe Mode--if the chime goes away, then it's due to a 3rd party app. The more difficult thing will be to figure out which app is responsible.

    https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/2852139?hl=en
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    Thanks, B.Diddy. So I rebooted into safe mode, and it is still playing the sound. However, it is now a lower-pitched version of the sound it plays when not in safe mode. Very strange.
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    That's really weird. What does the chime sound like, a bell? Do you have any Accessibility option on?
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    You could also try clearing the system cache partition: Reset: Google Nexus 5 | T-Mobile Support. Be advised that this process seems to take longer than on most other devices--sometimes upwards of 30 seconds or more.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    Thanks for the suggestion. I just cleared the system cache, but no luck. I also checked and don't have any accessibility options on. The sound is kind of like a "do-do-do" ... I wish I could attach a recording!
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    How about settings>sounds>screen lock> untick check box?

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    OP mentioned that it was off.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    Could it be some roaming alert tone?

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    Problem solved! Somehow NFC was turned on. I turned it off, and the sound is gone now. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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    Aha! Was wondering about that as the next step ... good find!

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    Thanks! Had the same problem and it was driving me mad . Was the NFC setting.
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    Merely unlocking the phone while NFC is enabled should not induce the chime; there must be an NFC-chipped card or device within a few centimeters of the phone at the time you are unlocking.

    Is your phone in a wallet case which also includes a military ID card, company access card, or some other NFC-chipped card?
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 chimes every time screen is unlocked

    I had the same issue. I believe it is linked to the pulse notification light. I turned it off, no more annoying chime!!

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