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    Default Galaxy S4: Bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    for the last few weeks I have had the dew drop sound going off every now and then
    maybe every half hour or so
    and seemingly at random - usually one noise but sometimes two or three together

    have done all the usual stuff - reset to factory setting etc

    there's no notification of anything going on and I have changed all the other
    notifications to sounds other than the dew drop theme - and yet it persists

    have run lookout for possible virus presence but none detected

    rebooted etc - and it still persists even after the latest software upgrade
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 04-12-2014 at 07:03 PM.
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    Default Re: bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    That's often due to the NFC (Near Field Communication) chip. It might be detecting something nearby that is also NFC. If you don't use it, you can turn NFC off in the settings.
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    Default Re: bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    checked that just now - it is switched off
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    Default Re: bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    Yahoo Mail or other Yahoo services are other common culprits.

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    Default Re: bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    I'm thinking it's the system sounds. Go to settings > device > sound > touch sounds and deselect that option.

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    Default Re: bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    no - checked that

    I have a crude work around by changing the default sounds to a less annoying
    one - but it still makes this random noise with seemingly no purpose
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    Default Re: bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    You could systematically go through all of your apps and check their settings, seeing if they have notifications that are set to on. If you find an app with notifications turn on that you don't need, turn it off and see if the tone persists.
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    Default Re: bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    Quote Originally Posted by phil_d1111 View Post
    no - checked that

    I have a crude work around by changing the default sounds to a less annoying
    one - but it still makes this random noise with seemingly no purpose
    How did you get it to change?? I tried it and set the permissions and still it's the water drop

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    Default Re: bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    settings > sound > default notification sounds - adjust from in there
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    Go to Settings, Sound, Email (under Samsung applications), Priority Senders, Select ringtone, Silent and you will no longer hear the dewdrop when you receive email. Daz all!
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Bizarre Dew Drop sounding at random issue

    I turned off my bluetooth, and the sound stopped!!! Good luck.

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