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    Default Help! Strange Alarm keeps going off!

    Hi all,

    I need some help, I'm going crazy trying to figure out why my phone is producing a strange alarm sound at intervals (I haven't measured the intervals but about once an hour).

    And it starts after a cold boot.

    The sound that is playing is not a sound file that is even in the list of selectable sounds from ringtones or notifications.

    I'm beginning to think it's some kind of virus.

    I'm trying to collect a log file to post up here so someone might read it and tell me where its coming from.

    When I have a good log file I will update this message with it.

    Has anyone encountered this before?

    Thanks!

    Rob

    Rob

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    [SIZE="2"]Robert L Astoria Queens, N.Y.C

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    Default Re: Help! Strange Alarm keeps going off!

    Check your messaging app to make sure you aren't recieving CMAS weather or emergency alerts. They make a strange sound similar to the emergency alert test sound on your TV. If you are using the stock messaging app they will show up as messages with a red triangle and if you are using a 3rd party messaging app they may not show up or they may be garbled text.
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    Default Re: Help! Strange Alarm keeps going off!

    If you haven't found it yet, just text END to 266781.

    You will get an acknowledgment.

    Also Messaging-->Settings-->Emergency Alerts and turn off alerts you don't want.

    I did both.

    Every time it rains here in Vegas. We get a bunch of weather alerts and they are usually late.

    Anyone know how to turn them off on Cox Cable?
    VegasTom
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    Default Re: Help! Strange Alarm keeps going off!

    was having probs with my yahoo mail app so I deleted and re installed it. Upon re installation I noticed a periodic alert/notification but couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Finally I went into my email settings and found it was the culprit.
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    Default Re: Help! Strange Alarm keeps going off!

    I bought the HTC One from Verizon the day it came out. On that very day I too started getting a strange alarm on my phone at random intervals. I could not silence the alarm unless I completely turned the phone off. The people at the Verizon store had never heard of this but they promptly exchanged the phone for me. The new phone worked great for a week and now I'm getting the same alarm again! Not sure what to do to get this alarm silenced for good - very annoying!
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    Default Re: Help! Strange Alarm keeps going off!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Swanstrom View Post
    I bought the HTC One from Verizon the day it came out. On that very day I too started getting a strange alarm on my phone at random intervals. I could not silence the alarm unless I completely turned the phone off. The people at the Verizon store had never heard of this but they promptly exchanged the phone for me. The new phone worked great for a week and now I'm getting the same alarm again! Not sure what to do to get this alarm silenced for good - very annoying!
    Is there any alert/notification that appears in the status bar when the alarm is sounded?
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    Default Re: Help! Strange Alarm keeps going off!

    For Galaxy s4 go to email settings》general settings》priority sender settings》ring tones》 silent . I HOPE THIS WILL BE HELPFUL.

    FAISAL
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    Default Re: Help! Strange Alarm keeps going off!

    Quote Originally Posted by FaisalBashirChakanwali View Post
    For Galaxy s4 go to email settings》general settings》priority sender settings》ring tones》 silent . I HOPE THIS WILL BE HELPFUL.

    FAISAL
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    Default Re: Help! Strange Alarm keeps going off!

    I just saw a video explaining nfc and the same sound went off. I have a phone wallet and a bank card with an nfc chip. .. I think it could be the phone trying to connect to it!!!
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    Default Re: Help! Strange Alarm keeps going off!

    It is nfc. I disabled it sound went away I tyrned it back sound cames back. I took a nfc tag of mine and tapped it and alarm went away for a min but came back. I tapped it again and this time it has not came back.

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