I wonder if this community can help me! I have had my Samsung galaxy S8 for several years and I love it. It's always on silent mode and so never makes a sound unless I'm playing multimedia or it vibrates lightly when I get a call. But recently something must have changed. Several times a day the phone makes a sound like a notification alert. Everytime it does it I go into notifications trying to track down the culprit but there is never any log of recent notifications. I've checked in exceptions too and nothing. I also checked the card payment feature as I heard that can cause sounds and I do keep my debit card in my phone case but that was turned off and I tested by taking my card out of the case and it still makes the sound occasionally. Multimedia volume is on (and I want to keep it that way as I am sure the sound will go away if I reduce this volume but that's a workaround and I need to find the source of this sound!) All other volumes (Bixby, call, notifications, system) are at zero. I'm at my wits end you guys! Does anyone know how I might be able to find out what's causing this mystery sound? Thanks in advance! 🙂
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It's happened to us a few times after Amber Alerts & other Emergency Alerts. (Samsung and non-Samsung)
Look in your active SMS app settings, usually under Advanced, for "Wireless Emergency Alerts" or something close.
Should be an option "Alert Reminder" that's set to 2 minutes by default.
Hope this helps, if not, good luck. I understand how annoying it can be. We had 4 phones doing it for half a day. 1 was a Samsung.
Same problem. Nothing with Nice Catch/Good lock nor notification history. S10e. Tried all suggestions above to no avail. I dont get the sound in Safe Mode however. Tried uninstalling anything that had been installed or updated since this started about a month or so ago. Still nothing.