1. Gayle C's Avatar
    I've had this happen twice.
    First time was a couple of weeks ago. I was sleeping, and suddenly my phone starts talking. It's a guy with a British accent explaining how to change some filter. It sounds like it's the audio to a DIY video. I unlocked the screen..and there is nothing unusual showing. According to the phone, it's just doing nothing but running the live screen. Nothing is showing on the notification bar. I had to shut the phone off to get it to stop playing.
    Now the second time a few minutes ago. Again..I wasn't messing with the phone. Just sitting here reading stuff on my desktop computer. The cell starts talking..same guy, same subject. Again, the phone isn't showing any application that would do this is running. This time tho, I didn't have to shut off the phone. After about a minute, the audio stopped on it's own.
    I don't ever recall doing a search, on my cell for how to change some filter, or ended up on a site about such a thing.
    What is causing this?? Why is it randomly doing this?? How can I stop it??
    10-26-2015 12:24 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Do you have Spotify Beta installed by any chance? I've had issues with it lately where it randomly 'resumes' audio after being disconnected from BT headsets or a car audio system.
    10-26-2015 12:45 PM
  3. Gayle C's Avatar
    No. Don't have Spotify. I haven't played any music programs in months either.
    10-26-2015 05:08 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Try running Ad Network detector apps (like Lookout's Ad Detector) to see if there are any apps that are pushing ads to your device.
    10-26-2015 07:55 PM
  5. Gayle C's Avatar
    I'll give that a try. Hope it finds something. It's kinda creepy.
    10-27-2015 03:19 AM
  6. Caddi Ranyard1's Avatar
    My phone (also a motog) did this today too - exactly the same in fact, presumably the same site as it was some male talking about using 'wet and dry sandpaper'.

    Like the OP I was not using my phone at the time, and there were two apps running - when I closed the second app which was myfitnesspal the audio stopped. I have no idea if that is significant.
    10-31-2015 02:57 PM
  7. Caddi Ranyard1's Avatar
    I have just been doing some research, thinkin that it might be my fitness pal and found this as a known issue.:

    Bug: We have been notified that some members are receiving a banner ad that continues playing audio even when the MyFitnessPal app is in the background. We are working to get these removed as soon as possible. DROID

    I think that might be the cause of my problem.
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    10-31-2015 03:02 PM
  8. Gayle C's Avatar
    I don't have that app on my phone. Glad you found the source of your problem. I've added an Ad Blocker, but since my problem was so random, I'll just have to wait and see if it cures it.
    11-01-2015 12:08 AM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You could see if you have any apps from the same developer or that display banners like that. The issue might be with the banner advertiser, not the app per-se.
    11-03-2015 03:23 PM
  10. Gayle C's Avatar
    Well, the Ad Blocker was useless. Was sitting at work, not even touching the phone, when an audio started playing. It was a different one this time. The odd thing is, these audio clips don't seem to be advertising anything. They are like DIY tips. I don't have any type of DIY app on my phone. Strange. I tried to install one of the Ad Detectors, but either it wouldn't install on my phone, or wouldn't run once installed. I have a Moto G Lite, and it's now running 5.1.
    11-05-2015 10:09 PM

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