1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    This strange music that sounds like a musical ringtone keeps playing at random times. I've never chosen this music for my ringtone, and my notification sound is set to silent. And yet, this strange music starts in the middle of my phone calls and won't stop, or just starts to play for no reason in the evening. I've closed all background apps, ran an anti-virus software on my phone, and triple checked all of my sound settings, and I still can't find the source for this weird music or why it plays so intrusively. Can anyone help?
    01-10-2020 11:17 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does this persist if you turn off NFC?

    Please register on this forum, which will allow you to engage in discussion more easily, as well as post images. https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    01-10-2020 11:21 AM
  3. wtflol3657's Avatar
    I'm the question asker, and NFC was never turned on. The weird music just plays and stops randomly and I usually have to reset my phone for it to stop.
    01-10-2020 11:30 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does this happen in Safe Mode as well? http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/mo...a50-safe-mode/
    01-10-2020 11:37 AM
  5. wtflol3657's Avatar
    I'm not sure. I can't really check since the music truly plays randomly. Sometimes it plays again more than a week later.
    01-10-2020 12:03 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you tell if this music is actually one of the ringtones on the phone?
    01-10-2020 12:04 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Download Nice Catch in Galaxy app store , maybe can lead you to right direction.
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    01-10-2020 12:24 PM
  8. wtflol3657's Avatar
    Ok, I found the name of the weird music. It's a ringtone called "Moon discovery". It's not chosen as any selection on my phone, not even in the alarms on the clock app. I don't know why it plays.
    01-10-2020 01:01 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try mustang7757's suggestion -- it might let you know about some kind of hidden notification.
    01-10-2020 01:13 PM
  10. wtflol3657's Avatar
    Alright, I downloaded the app. I guess now all I can do is wait and see. Thanks for the help.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-10-2020 01:18 PM
  11. Imkevjohns's Avatar
    Alright, I downloaded the app. I guess now all I can do is wait and see. Thanks for the help.
    I'm having the same issue. Did the download fix it?
    03-05-2022 11:13 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Nice Catch wasn't meant to fix anything per se -- the idea was to use it to identify any app that might be causing that music as a notification. Have you tried it yet?
    03-06-2022 12:17 AM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    03-06-2022 08:06 AM
  14. sumbhat's Avatar
    Hey ..
    I have a Note 20 Ultra.. The ringtone that i hear is - -Over the Horizon.
    I have downloaded both Nice Catch and Toast Source.

    @wtflol3657 : Were you able to figure out??
    03-29-2022 12:13 PM
  15. sumbhat's Avatar
    Hey ..
    I have a Note 20 Ultra.. The ringtone that i hear is - -Over the Horizon.
    I have downloaded both Nice Catch and Toast Source.

    @wtflol3657 : Were you able to figure out??
    It rang again -- Neither Nice Catch or Toast Source, were able to figure out the source..
    03-29-2022 12:52 PM
  16. wtflol3657's Avatar
    So, I'm a little late in this, but I want to give a quick update:

    I downloaded Nice Catch on my old phone, and while the sound bite played again, the app didn't tell me any notifications that might explain why it starts playing.

    I received the Samsung S20 a few days ago, and today, it began to play that same song out of the blue: "Moon discovery"

    And like last time, that song isn't selected for any of my options, I don't see any notifications...it just starts playing for no reason.

    Any help would be appreciated
    03-30-2022 03:43 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Assuming your old phone was a different brand or model, then I would suspect that some app you installed on the old phone and again on the new phone is responsible. Unfortunately, you'd probably have to uninstall apps one by one until the problem goes away, since I'm not sure how else to determine which app is making that sound.
    03-30-2022 10:12 PM
  18. wtflol3657's Avatar
    I FINALLY FOUND IT!

    I was on my phone and noticed my normal email app (not gmail) received a "1" notification as I was staring at it, and the moment it popped up, Moon Discovery started playing.

    I decided to test it out by sending myself an email a few times. Sure enough, every single time that app received the email, Moon Discovery began playing.

    I went into settings, then apps, went down to the email app, and set it so notifications are delivered silently. Then I sent myself an email again, and blissful silence was the answer. I guess I never found out because the app didn't send any push notifications for Nice Catch to pick up.

    To everyone else who has this same problem, I recommend checking there!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    03-31-2022 11:00 AM
  19. Shane Reeves1's Avatar
    Hey ..
    I have a Note 20 Ultra.. The ringtone that i hear is - -Over the Horizon.
    I have downloaded both Nice Catch and Toast Source.

    @wtflol3657 : Were you able to figure out??
    I have the same phone. It would randomly play the ringtone "Orbit". What worked for me is turning off my locations. Seemed to work so far. It's been 2 days since I heard it. Before it was consistently all day long! It's worth a try.
    05-05-2022 06:23 PM
  20. Animospirity's Avatar
    I uninstalled the last app I downloaded; photo slideshow with music, and it fixed the problem.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-14-2022 08:07 AM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I uninstalled the last app I downloaded; photo slideshow with music, and it fixed the problem.
    Welcome to Android Central, and thanks for the tip! Was the app actually called "Photo Slideshow with Music"?
    07-14-2022 09:00 AM

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