1. Bettermost's Avatar
    New S8 owner here, I hear a click sound on occasion coming from what seems internally from the phone. It sounds like a relay am I hearing things?
    06-17-2017 10:59 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moved from the S8 Member Reviews forum to the main S8 forum.
    06-17-2017 07:02 PM
  3. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    Is that click sound heard when you shake the device a bit (like a rattle)? If that's the case then it's normal about every phone i've owned does this and i think it's the gyroscope moving internally.
    06-17-2017 08:13 PM
  4. Whiskey619's Avatar
    That's the hard drive spinning up 😂
    jeffmd, pankaj981, GC736 and 2 others like this.
    06-17-2017 09:09 PM
  5. jeffmd's Avatar
    Samsung felt they didn't need sound dampening material on their abacuses.
    H3aTeRzz likes this.
    06-17-2017 10:29 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    about every phone i've owned does this and i think it's the gyroscope moving internally.
    I always thought it was the autofocus mechanism in the camera module ...
    06-19-2017 07:36 PM
  7. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    I always thought it was the autofocus mechanism in the camera module ...
    Can't remember where but i've researched that sound once and i read it was gyroscope moving i could still be wrong though (obviously i'm not a phone maker so i can't be 100% sure) all i know is that it's normal and not a defect.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    06-19-2017 07:49 PM
  8. jeffmd's Avatar
    The gyroscope is a solid state chip smaller then a tear drop, and the OIS/Autofocus does not rub against anything with enough force to create an audible noise. Indeed, clicking is simply a structural failure in the build somewhere. Harmful? Probably not. But not normal.
    06-19-2017 11:16 PM
  9. vwite's Avatar
    New S8 owner here, I hear a click sound on occasion coming from what seems internally from the phone. It sounds like a relay am I hearing things?
    In what situations you hear the noise? When clicking a button? When it is in a certain position? When screen is on? what do you do to hear it?
    06-20-2017 05:19 PM
  10. jjinal's Avatar
    Could it be a touch sound? I hear a click in my Bluetooth sometimes. It's a screen touch sound.
    06-20-2017 05:35 PM
  11. Knightstalker's Avatar
    It's the feds...

    jjinal likes this.
    06-20-2017 06:35 PM
  12. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    The gyroscope is a solid state chip smaller then a tear drop, and the OIS/Autofocus does not rub against anything with enough force to create an audible noise. Indeed, clicking is simply a structural failure in the build somewhere. Harmful? Probably not. But not normal.
    I've heard clicking/rattling sounds in every phone i've owned since like 2010 it's not failure at all and a normal thing did my research years ago as i thought something was wrong and there's nothing. ALL of em had that sound from opening the box to when i sold them 2 years or less later.
    06-20-2017 08:06 PM
  13. EthanStark's Avatar
    As far as I know, every phone with OIS will make this noise to a certain extent. On some phones it is more easy to hear, on others its harder, but it is still there nevertheless. No need to worry about it.
    Qc_Anubis and B. Diddy like this.
    06-23-2017 04:15 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Good call, @EthanStark! I found this on the Panasonic help site: When the camera is off I can hear a rattle inside the camera, is this normal? - Panasonic Corporation
    Norg likes this.
    06-23-2017 07:19 PM
  15. Norg's Avatar
    That's what I suspect it is too. There are so many settings, such as - Screen lock/unlock, or Phone charge, or Touch sounds...best to GTK 'Sounds and Vivrations' menu in 'Settings'.
    07-01-2017 08:55 AM
  16. Stephen clayton1's Avatar
    Hi S9+ owner for 6 months and mine has started making a sound that's like a camera shutter working,
    It started doing this a few weeks ago?.
    11-09-2018 01:06 PM

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