1. ExileFox's Avatar
    Hi. i think a ghost is inhabiting my phone or something

    An alarm will randomly go off in the background, playing a file that doesn't exist once (custom ringtone) then go silent, it can take 2 minutes to several weeks before this happens again.

    I generally keep the phone silent because I'm in a noisy environment and can't really hear it most of the time, but when i'm expecting a call, this issue is pretty annoying and I consider resetting the phone to be the backup for an emergency solution - so, what can be done to resolve this?

    I have avast installed but it doesn't find anything
    11-29-2017 04:58 AM
  2. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    Is there no alarm set up in the clock app? Everything is deleted and cleared ?
    11-29-2017 08:19 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does this happen if you turn NFC off?
    11-29-2017 10:58 AM
  4. ExileFox's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does this happen if you turn NFC off?
    Thanks, I keep NFC off because i never use it

    Is there no alarm set up in the clock app? Everything is deleted and cleared ?
    The last alarm i had stored didn't match the timing of these random ringings.
    Even if it was present, How would it play the sound of a deleted ringtone?
    11-30-2017 06:30 AM
  5. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    Yes that's pretty creepy. You can try a factory reset . Back up your device first before doing so.
    11-30-2017 06:31 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Hi. i think a ghost is inhabiting my phone or something

    An alarm will randomly go off in the background, playing a file that doesn't exist once (custom ringtone) then go silent, it can take 2 minutes to several weeks before this happens again.

    I generally keep the phone silent because I'm in a noisy environment and can't really hear it most of the time, but when i'm expecting a call, this issue is pretty annoying and I consider resetting the phone to be the backup for an emergency solution - so, what can be done to resolve this?

    I have avast installed but it doesn't find anything
    Do you have any third party alarm clocks installed?
    11-30-2017 04:10 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Is there no alarm set up in the clock app? Everything is deleted and cleared ?
    I am just curious how it could play a ringtone that was deleted
    11-30-2017 04:12 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does this happen if you turn NFC off?
    How is nfc related to the alarm?
    11-30-2017 04:12 PM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Thanks, I keep NFC off because i never use it



    The last alarm i had stored didn't match the timing of these random ringings.
    Even if it was present, How would it play the sound of a deleted ringtone?
    Maybe there was more than one copy of the ringtone on the phone?
    11-30-2017 04:13 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes that's pretty creepy. You can try a factory reset . Back up your device first before doing so.
    It definitely is weird. I would also recommend the fdr
    11-30-2017 04:14 PM
  11. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I am just curious how it could play a ringtone that was deleted
    Phone is haunted
    11-30-2017 05:10 PM
  12. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    How is nfc related to the alarm?
    I'm curious to this too
    11-30-2017 05:10 PM
  13. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    Maybe the ring tone isn't fully deleted in the phone. But if it's not set to play that ring tone then that's weird.
    11-30-2017 05:11 PM
  14. ExileFox's Avatar
    Maybe the ring tone isn't fully deleted in the phone. But if it's not set to play that ring tone then that's weird.
    I highly doubt the default android clock/alarm app would cache the ringtone. As mentioned, there is no alarms set and the alarm ringtone is different from the ringtone used for incoming calls.

    Maybe there was more than one copy of the ringtone on the phone?
    If i search for the file name using AndroZip it can not be found.

    How is nfc related to the alarm?
    I suppose you can configure a tag to turn an alarm off or on?
    But i don't have any tags...

    I am just curious how it could play a ringtone that was deleted
    This part i can not understand.

    Do you have any third party alarm clocks installed?
    Nope. never was.
    11-30-2017 05:31 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How is nfc related to the alarm?
    I asked this in case it actually wasn't an alarm, but rather that odd NFC notification tone that the phone might make if there's something with an NFC chip nearby (like a credit card or other ID card).
    11-30-2017 08:19 PM
  16. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I asked this in case it actually wasn't an alarm, but rather that odd NFC notification tone that the phone might make if there's something with an NFC chip nearby (like a credit card or other ID card).
    Oh thats interesting
    11-30-2017 09:27 PM
  17. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I highly doubt the default android clock/alarm app would cache the ringtone. As mentioned, there is no alarms set and the alarm ringtone is different from the ringtone used for incoming calls.



    If i search for the file name using AndroZip it can not be found.



    I suppose you can configure a tag to turn an alarm off or on?
    But i don't have any tags...



    This part i can not understand.



    Nope. never was.
    Probably do the factory reset
    11-30-2017 09:27 PM

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