1. jpdiemen's Avatar
    Hi all, How can I get rid of a annoying ticking sound (like a clock ticking loudly) on the lock screen? Concerns a S7 Galaxy, fully up to date. Once I unlock the screen, the sound stops. Also when I turns screen off (briefly push power button or closing flap of phone case) the sound stops. Thanks for your help!
    08-28-2017 09:18 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does this happen in Safe Mode as well? https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-28008
    08-28-2017 11:22 AM
  3. fwinst's Avatar
    Given that Li-ion batteries expand when they get old/wear out, and you hear the ticking AFTER charging. I would take it in to have it checked. If you bought at Best Buy, let Geek Squad look at it. Otherwise, take it to a corporate store of your carrier (one that has technicians). Unless you find an obvious program causing the ticking, there is no sense taking a chance. This is not a knock on Samsung. ALL Li-ion batteries can have issues, no matter the manufacturer.
    08-28-2017 12:46 PM
  4. jpdiemen's Avatar
    It does not happen in Safe Mode. Problem exists since few weeks; I have removed all apps I installed last 6 months ... But leaving Safe Mode brings back the problem. It is an electronic clicking from the speaker. Any other tips perhaps other than going back to factory settings?
    08-28-2017 03:43 PM
  5. jpdiemen's Avatar
    It is an electronic clicking produced by the speaker. Can this be caused by an older battery?
    08-28-2017 03:44 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Uninstalling new apps from the last 6 mo is a good start, but it's also possible that an update to some app you've had for a while is also responsible. You might have to uninstall more apps to see if you can pinpoint the problem.
    08-28-2017 06:38 PM
  7. BigRob673's Avatar
    I'm having a similar issue on a LG stylo2 and I hear it though my Bluetooth.
    08-29-2017 05:23 AM

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