1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I am getting a chime on my phone every time I start my car. The notification only lasts a few seconds. It is coming from something called "Smart Device Link" and has an icon like a chain link.

    I cannot find a way to turn off notifications, since there is no app or icon that match. How do I disable this this or get rid of it?
    05-28-2018 05:43 PM
  2. djrakowski's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!

    Which phone are you using? You could try disabling it (it’s likely a “hidden” app or service, in which case you’ll find it in settings):

    Open Settings->Apps
    Scroll through the list until you find Smart Device Link, then tap on it
    Tap “Force Stop,” then “Disable”
    Tap Notifications, and disable all options therein

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    05-28-2018 06:08 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Smart Device Link is the protocol (and the name given to the system by some car manufacturers). I haven't seen any apps actually named Smart Device Link, but it could be activating Android Auto or something else along those lines.
    05-28-2018 10:28 PM
  4. Glenn Roe's Avatar
    As I said there is no app with that name. If it is a hidden service, I have no idea how to find it.
    05-28-2018 10:49 PM
  5. Glenn Roe's Avatar
    I will uninstall Android Auto wich my car does not support anyway and see if that is the cause.
    05-28-2018 10:51 PM
  6. Glenn Roe's Avatar
    It is not coming from android auto. I have also looked at all the running services and cannot find anything obvious. Any other suggestions.
    05-29-2018 06:34 PM
  7. Denisej's Avatar
    I uninstalled the accuweather app and that solved it for me.
    05-31-2018 05:05 AM
  8. nighthawk700's Avatar
    Yes, accuweather seems to be the culprit. It's also does this when one of my Garmin watches connects via Bluetooth. I like Accuweather, but it's about to get tossed if it doesn't fix this issue soon. (Version 5.3.7-Free, updated May 25th, 2018)
    06-01-2018 01:43 PM
  9. nighthawk700's Avatar
    If I did this right, it should show a picture with the issue. (the top notification bar)

    This happens every time my watch connects (via Bluetooth).

    How to Get Rid of SDL-accuweather.png
    06-01-2018 01:51 PM
  10. nighthawk700's Avatar
    After I posted all that information above, I get a new notification... there's an update to Accuweather. I downloaded and tried it out. Looks like they fixed the problem!
    Denisej likes this.
    06-01-2018 04:47 PM
  11. Denisej's Avatar
    Thanks! I'll re-install the app and try it again.
    06-01-2018 04:50 PM

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