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  1. neoblitz1's Avatar
    Could it be the Accessibility > Notification Reminder Option?

    Galaxy S3: Mystery, Reoccuring Notification Sound-screenshots_2014-03-26-09-54-59.png
    03-25-2014 09:12 PM
  2. Habanero98's Avatar
    Could it be the Accessibility > Notification Reminder Option?

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    Wow, this was the cause on my Note 3. It "mysteriously" started doing this about every 5 minutes or so. It was using the default notification tone. Sure enough, I accidentally turned that on. What the purpose of that is, I HAVE NO IDEA!

    Anyway, THANK YOU for posting that. I believe it has solved the mystery.
    03-31-2014 05:18 PM
  3. atltuae7x6's Avatar
    Yes turning off
    Settings / Accessibility / Vision / Notification reminder
    was the answer to the seemly random notifications on my new Galaxy S5.
    It took a long time to discover that this setting was the answer.

    Fyi, which sound is used by the above is set at
    Settings / Sound / Notifications ....... I think setting to Temple Bell is fun (for now)

    And actually now that I have control of what I thought were random notifications I think the feature may be useful at certain times.
    05-07-2014 11:08 AM
  4. Pamela Miller1's Avatar
    so glad you added your solution! I have the same problem and will look at my yahoo mail account...thank you!
    05-18-2014 11:27 AM
  5. Slickriptide's Avatar
    This thread saved my sanity.

    Okay, it wasn't that bad, but it was really annoying to be getting that beep-boop ringtone all of the time with no indication of what it meant.

    I totally agree with the assessment of Yahoo mail and its settings.

    Thanks to everyone who posted these answers. It's still helping two years later, which probably says something about Y! Mail. :-/
    06-09-2014 10:31 AM
  6. sandroden's Avatar
    This was the solution in my case. Thanks for pointing that out. Really I would have expected
    it just reminded **if** there where messages...

    sandro
    *:-)
    01-18-2015 09:28 AM
  7. Texchanchan's Avatar
    My dad's Nexus 7, running os 4, does this and it's about to drive him crazy. I followed the instructions here about NFC and turned it off, so we will see what the result is. Thanks, Bronia. I hope it works.
    03-18-2015 04:36 PM
  8. bthomaskelly's Avatar
    Visual voice mail was my culprit. Gs5 t-mobile. So glad it's over for me. GL all
    07-28-2015 06:57 PM
  9. mbizzy21's Avatar
    So happy you posted this and the resolution despite no one responding. I was losing my shyt today trying to stop that ringing.
    I googled the issue and your post was at the top of the list. You saved my sanity. Thanks you .
    09-11-2015 03:55 PM
  10. abam_sylvanus's Avatar
    my phone is not playing sound, I can't hear sound when making and receiving calls.it was not so before.please help me
    09-26-2015 03:09 PM
  11. Mike_ekiM's Avatar
    Thank you so much - yes it was the NFC trying to connect sound that keps osounding frequently for me. I've switched off NFC and stopped the sound. Just a shame I now have to switch on NFC to use it, rendering NFC useless . . .
    12-02-2015 06:28 AM
  12. Lokarian's Avatar
    My Galaxy S5 has been doing this notification sound at random times during the day and night. It wakes me up 2 or 3 times each night. It's a little 3-not marimba riff that's not on the phone's list of tones. There are no notification pop-ups associated with it. I've spend several evenings scanning forums. I've blocked notifications on every app I have, and disabled a bunch that came with the phone. I checked every possible source mentioned in this thread. I don't have Yahoo and my NFC isn't on. In desperation I asked a guy at the Verizon store; he thought it might be a notification that the phone's connection is changing microwave towers, but he couldn't tell me how to make it stop. Anybody got any more ideas?
    12-06-2015 06:05 PM
  13. stroodsue's Avatar
    My friend keeps hearing this very quiet, noise... like beep bop beep! Every do often, sometimes just the once... others a few of them.
    Samsung galaxy neo 5 with Vodafone, we're 7 the UK
    . I've heard it, week or so from new!
    Called Vodafone they said turn off all notifications. .. duh why...? She won't know when anything us there. So, she did... noise still happening.
    They said. Bring it in, well repair it. BAre in mind this is now 3-4 weeks from new!
    2 weeks later she collects phone. In repair notes it says Factory reset done... wtf.
    The very next day. Bing blog bling! I was there argh!
    Called them, well just do factory reset. I took phone and said. So, every time she heats this your solution is. Factory reset.? Yes.
    I pipes up. This is unsatisfactory! She will be taking this further. Hangs up!
    SO today, I am meeting my pal for lunch!
    We will try (she doesn't use yahoo apps)
    Also, remember phone is on... what it came with /as.
    I'll report back!
    (If it was me, I'd be demanding another Samsung!
    Speak soon folks! Sue
    12-10-2015 04:33 AM
  14. wood tiger 74's Avatar
    Okay.... I'm not sure how anyone is going to actually help me, but I figured I'd share my recent annoyance. For weeks now, when the phone volume is not on vibrate/mute, my phone keeps making a mystery notification sound. The best I can describe it is a two tone ding/dong that lasts about a second. There are no notifications in the notification bar in conjuction with the tone - it happens when I have notifications i haven't addressed and when I don't. It happens when the phone is plugged in and when it's not. It doesn't happen at the same time everyday. Sometimes it happens twice in a span of 20 minutes. It does not happen in conjunction with recieving a text message. It's not related to a low battery. It interrupts listening to music via the stock headphones (music resumes after.) I've checked the standard notification tones and it doesn't match any of the ones listed.

    The only way to stop it is to turn my phone to silent/vibrate. I'm thinking the culpret is a rougue app but I have no idea where to begin finding which app it actually is.

    Has anyone had an issue like this? I have the Sprint variant.

    Thanks for any guidance.
    Mine is doing the same thing and has been fir a week or so now its frustrating and annoying and us continuing while i write this message!! Does anyone know how to stop it yet?
    02-17-2016 12:48 AM
  15. wood tiger 74's Avatar
    Omg found it! Thank God .. it was the NFC n its under settings menu n just turn it off! Yay! !
    02-17-2016 01:03 AM
  16. musicollector's Avatar
    Tried every advise here, unsuccessfully. Then, I went to Settings | Sounds and Notifications | Sounds and changed the Default Notification to Silent! Voila! Three weeks of frustration came to an end!
    02-25-2016 12:32 AM
  17. Raul Luna Rodriguez's Avatar
    Guys:

    I have the same problem, and it is reproduced after a change of phone: new phone, same annoying sound.

    I don't have any Yahoo application, but I've configured the Yahoo mail through Gmail. I am starting to think that in fact the problem could be related with the security configuration of the yahoo mail: maybe an outdated or an incorrect email certificate. Any ideas?
    03-21-2016 01:52 PM
  18. Raul Luna Rodriguez's Avatar
    repairing is not the solution, I swear it. I have changed the whole f**ing phone and the sound is the same, again. Moreover, I've carefully avoided to reinstall automatically the applications, and the problem remained.
    03-21-2016 01:56 PM
  19. Benchwarmer1701's Avatar
    I've been having the same trouble and finally found the cause:
    TWC Wifi Finder app was the culprit. (Many cable companies have similar apps to notify you when you are in range of one of their free hotspots.)
    It seems my house is within range of a free TWC hotspot and the app was upset that I was connected to my own wifi. Anyhow, I turned NOTIFICATION off in settings and my phone has been comfortably quiet since.
    I know this is only one possible cause of many, but hopefully it will help someone.
    04-17-2016 02:07 AM
  20. ricardo Hunter's Avatar
    Go to accessibity turn off notification reminder that all
    11-17-2016 04:58 PM
  21. sayraf's Avatar
    Okay.... I'm not sure how anyone is going to actually help me, but I figured I'd share my recent annoyance. For weeks now, when the phone volume is not on vibrate/mute, my phone keeps making a mystery notification sound. The best I can describe it is a two tone ding/dong that lasts about a second. There are no notifications in the notification bar in conjuction with the tone - it happens when I have notifications i haven't addressed and when I don't. It happens when the phone is plugged in and when it's not. It doesn't happen at the same time everyday. Sometimes it happens twice in a span of 20 minutes. It does not happen in conjunction with recieving a text message. It's not related to a low battery. It interrupts listening to music via the stock headphones (music resumes after.) I've checked the standard notification tones and it doesn't match any of the ones listed.

    The only way to stop it is to turn my phone to silent/vibrate. I'm thinking the culpret is a rougue app but I have no idea where to begin finding which app it actually is.

    Has anyone had an issue like this? I have the Sprint variant.

    Thanks for any guidance.
    Hi,
    Been using galaxy s3 for 3 years. Now suddenly has exactly the same problem you have did you get the solution,??
    12-17-2016 08:06 PM
  22. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! There have been quite a few suggestions and solutions in this thread -- have you already read through it and excluded all of them?
    12-18-2016 01:14 AM
  23. uqlsamar's Avatar
    I also have the same recurring sound which is irregularly regular in my Galaxy iPhone. Really annoying as I too have checked all the sounds and notifications, to no avail. Please help
    02-03-2017 01:29 AM
  24. uqlsamar's Avatar
    Hurrah...I turned the NFC off ..and it worked!
    02-03-2017 01:42 AM
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