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bradhotdog Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

every once in a whiel, randomly, my iphone will make a weird bubble sound. it's not the sound that it makes when you send a text message, it's some other sound.

 

but it happens randomly. i can't figure out what's triggering it. and nothing happens when it makes this sound. the screen doesn't turn back on, i get no notification, no text, no email, no messages from anything, nothing from any of my apps

 

i have no idea what this random sound is. does anyone have any idea what this is or what it means?


iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1
  • 1. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,390 points)

    Do you have an app called Life360?

     

    See this thread: My 4s started making this strange sound like a ping/water drop! What is it?

  • 2. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    casperfromdubai Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)

    Do you have Skype for iPhone? That could be the thing making the noise.

  • 3. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    bradhotdog Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    AH! I have Life360!

     

    I don't have skype though

     

    but i do have Life360, but it doesn't have any kinda notification bubble on it or anything, what could it be?

  • 4. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,390 points)

    The developers know about it. The last post in the thread above points to the following:

     

     

    Here is the response from Life360, we found the culprit.

     

    Charles K., May 04 01:30 pm (CDT):

    Hello,

     

    Thank you for your feedback. This noise happens when an error message populates in the application. We have passed your feedback onto the developers to see if they would like to change the noise or remove it completely. Thank you for using Life360.

     

    Charles

     

     

    Apparently there is no notification bubble since the noise is associated with something that is not supposed to happen. It's a bug.

     

    Mystery solved.

  • 5. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    TheMiniBar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same random "du da" noise followed by bubble sounds but don't have Life360 installed

    I do have Skype installed but never use it.

    Very odd. Phone started doing it 2 or 3 weeks ago

  • 6. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    baby catcher Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Yeah, mine does this too. Glad to know it's a known bug and nothing to worry about

  • 7. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    Mixphonics Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello, I have noticed the strange trumpet duh-duh followed by a bubble noise that sounds like sonic the hedge hog is drowning over the past few days.  I haven't heard this sound before until recently.  I've noticed it when using Safari but I cannot be certain what is causing the sound.  Anymore information regarding this error message would be appreciated.  I've thought about removing any apps that I've installed over the past week, I'll wait to see if anyone else knows more about the strange sound.

  • 8. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    Seanto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Skype plays a sound when a "Contact Becomes Available".  It is randomly occurring bubble sounds.  Easy to turn off.  Skype > Preferences > Notifications ...then from Event box dropdown select "Contact Becomes Available' > unclick "Play Sound".

  • 9. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    aflamang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Anyone have any other suggestions of apps that might be causing this sound? I was never a user of Life360 and I've disabled all Skype sounds but it's still happening.

  • 10. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    Theudb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Its difficult to describe a sound, but a bubble like sound happens when there is a new notification in e-bay. Next time the sound happens, check your notifications in the e-bay app (if you use it) and you should find there has just been a new notification, problem solved?

  • 11. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    kolgreat87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine happens every day at 1:13pm. It sounds like a page in a book being turned. Is that your bubble sound?

  • 12. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    ABigHelp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, Yes, Kolgreat!!   I get the page-turning sound every day at 1:00pm!!!  OMG, I've been Googling this for weeks and yours is the first comment I've seen with the same issue.  Of course, that doesn't help either one of us because we don't know what it's from.  But at least now I know that there isn't a gremlin in my phone reading the newspaper!

    (And I do not have Life360.  So it is not the bug described above.)

  • 13. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    nwriko2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    i also get a sound i don't have life360 but have skype. however,  by what i read mine doesn't fit the sound descriptions it doesn't have any bubble sound to it nor any page turning. i can only describe it by saying that it is a 1 maybe 1.5 sec sound which reminds me of what i hear in between news segments on euronews' satelite tv.  and it happens even when skype is uninstalled.

     

    anyone?

  • 14. Re: Weird Bubble Sound Happens Randomly
    cmaston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The exact same thing is happening with my phone.  I wasn't sure how to describe the sound, but you said it perfectly.  I have no idea why it keeps happening.  It started about two weeks ago and the sound has randomly played several times for no apparent reason.  There are no alerts on my phone and no apps are running when it makes the noise.  I don't have life360 or skype so those aren't the problem.  I have reset my settings so I'm hoping that may solve the problem, but it is getting very frustrating, especially when it goes off at 3am!  I would love any other suggestions!

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