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    Default Constant alert noise

    Can someone please help before I throw my phone through the window.
    It is constantly making an alert noise and I have no clue what it is.
    I have turned off all email notifications (hotmail, don't have yahoo, gmail, outlook).
    I have turned off all sound notifications for the phone.
    There is currently nothing in my notifications.
    I have gone through all the threads on here that I can find and can't locate a solution.
    If anyone has had this before please help. Also, this sound is not any of the sounds that exist as options on the phone to set, so I can not tell you what the name of the sound is.
    Thank you in advance.
    Update: It seems to be connected to the phone searching GPS location. Don't know how to turn the noise off though.
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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    Tough one. Some thoughts fwiw
    1-If you go to settings/my device/sound/volume, you will see for volume sliders (media, ringer, notifications, system). Maybe try setting them individually to zero and see which one makes it go away.
    2-any unusual programs in your list of running programs?
    3-I assume you tried re- booting
    4-any idea what changed when the noise started? Installed a new program?


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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    Thanks for replying.
    Yep, rebooted.
    All the volumes ones have been set differently.
    Not sure about a new program. I'm wondering if it is caused from using GoLauncher or ApexLaucher.
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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    Mine did that couple weeks ago had no clue why I shut it down did a battery pull did the trick

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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    Is a battery pull just taking it out and putting it back in? If so, I have done that. No luck.
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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    Pretty much. Shut it down pulled the battery waited a few minutes put it back in turned it on fixed it for me.

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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    I had this problem today, and finally figured it out after wanting to yell like a madman at my phone.

    If you have NFC turned on, this might be what's happening with your phone (if not, I'm sorry, but maybe it'll help someone else out).

    For my situation, it turned out that the library book I had set my phone on top of had a NFC or RFID tag that my phone was constantly reading. Which resulted in a constant notification sound that wasn't the default notification sound...

    I haven't gone through any steps to eliminate it from happening if I set it on the book again, but keeping your phone away from random NFC/RFID tags might do the trick... or turning off NFC.

    HTH!

    edit: Just thought about another way this could be affecting others... This could also be a problem if you store your credit cards that have tap'n'pay in a phone case. Your phone could be sensing those cards.
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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    Quote Originally Posted by carterbailey View Post
    I had this problem today, and finally figured it out after wanting to yell like a madman at my phone.

    If you have NFC turned on, this might be what's happening with your phone (if not, I'm sorry, but maybe it'll help someone else out).

    For my situation, it turned out that the library book I had set my phone on top of had a NFC or RFID tag that my phone was constantly reading. Which resulted in a constant notification sound that wasn't the default notification sound...

    I haven't gone through any steps to eliminate it from happening if I set it on the book again, but keeping your phone away from random NFC/RFID tags might do the trick... or turning off NFC.

    HTH!

    edit: Just thought about another way this could be affecting others... This could also be a problem if you store your credit cards that have tap'n'pay in a phone case. Your phone could be sensing those cards.
    Thank you so much! I had a nexus 6 which had a folding case with a debit card in which had tap2pay in it. Everytime the case was folded back it was the triggering the nfc noise as the card got close to the back of the phone! Nfc had been enabled during the phone setup to transfer contacts etc from old phone to new phone. This was driving me mad! Without this thread I wouldn't have worked it out so, thank you!
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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    Hi guys!
    I had the exactly same problem and I couldn't figure it out at all!
    I do have my debit cards on the side of my mobile also, so NFC off and the annoying notification sound is gone!
    Thank you very much!
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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    Hi guys!
    I had the exactly same problem and I couldn't figure it out at all!
    I do have my debit cards on the side of my mobile also, so NFC off and the annoying notification sound is gone!
    Thank you very much!
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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    This took me 2 weeks after purchasing the s5 to figure out. Constant dings probably every 5 to 10 minutes for no reason! After putting blocks on most aps and do not disturb mode with exceptions to no avail, finally went to settings and then reset settings. Do NOT do factory reset. Do reset settings. It will not delete your data or pics. I think all I had to redo was my wallpaper. It worked! No more constant dings for no apparent reason! I was almost on the verge of returning the phone but now I love my galaxy s5!
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    Default Re: Constant alert noise

    I had the same issue and it ended up being a Bluetooth connection to my cordless telephone system at home (Panasonic). I shutoff the BT and it went away. However, I have some BT connections otherwise so I wanted to leave it on. I had to "disconnect" my BT connection at the Panasonic end to make it stop. Maybe this will help someone else.

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