1. ethertwist's Avatar
    The past couple of weeks or so I've been getting a random notification sound, but I can't seem to locate the culprit. I checked my notification sound options and what I'm hearing doesn't match any of them. I've uninstalled a few apps that I thought might be the origin, but it keeps happening. It occurs about twice a day at different times. It's not really a nuisance other than just being completely baffling and I would like to eliminate it if possible. Anyone else experiencing this? Are there any apps in particular that can help locate the source of phantom notifications?
    03-06-2014 01:40 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What does the notification tone sound like? Is it one of the tones you can select, or something completely different? I've read of other people getting seemingly random tones that ultimately were traced to the NFC function, and they went away after turning NFC off.
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    03-06-2014 12:34 PM
  3. ethertwist's Avatar
    What does the notification tone sound like? Is it one of the tones you can select, or something completely different? I've read of other people getting seemingly random tones that ultimately were traced to the NFC function, and they went away after turning NFC off.
    Thanks for replying! The tone doesn't sound like any of the stock options currently on my phone. I'll try turning NFC off to see if that works!
    03-06-2014 12:56 PM
  4. techitrucker's Avatar
    If you have stock Twitter installed you may want to check it's settings. It will make a sound when someone follows you and often does not put anything in notifications.

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    03-06-2014 01:03 PM
  5. ethertwist's Avatar
    If you have stock Twitter installed you may want to check it's settings. It will make a sound when someone follows you and often does not put anything in notifications.

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    Thank you! I will try modifying my Twitter settings.
    03-06-2014 01:41 PM
  6. ethertwist's Avatar
    ISSUE SOLVED!

    I've downloaded an app called Notification History and determined the culprit to be Yahoo Mail. Sure enough, the default tone for when a new mail is received is what I've been hearing. I've now set it to 'No Sound' so hopefully that rectifies that issue. Thanks again to those who've responded!
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    03-06-2014 02:21 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I remember an issue with Yahoo Mail causing a mysterious purple notification LED, but didn't know about the tone. Glad you figured it out!

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    03-06-2014 02:46 PM
  8. techitrucker's Avatar
    The one that drive me crazy this week was NFL Mobile. I had notifications off but apparently that only affects what does up in the system tray. The sounds still played every time something else happened with the annual shake up. I ended up just removing it till next season.

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    03-12-2014 11:43 PM

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