1. MBY's Avatar
    I've recently been having my phone make this unusual chiming alert sound, almost always after I get home in the evening. There's no alert in the action center at the time. Where's it coming from? It's making me really confused!

    I'm on W10M 10581. Any ideas????
    11-02-2015 07:41 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Not sure what it is, but here's how you could potentially find out.. settings > system > notifications+actions > scroll down to see a list of apps. THis is where you can normally manage how you receive notifications (without banners or just a sound or just a message in the notification center)..

    I said "potentially", because im not sure that will help, but it's the first place I'd check.. keep us notified, kay?
    11-02-2015 09:17 PM
  3. MBY's Avatar
    First place I checked as well :) However, there's nothing there unexpected. Unfortunately there's no way to tell what the "default" sound that is set within a given's app notification settings is, so it's hard to tell. The only thing that's in there that I don't regularly use is Motion Data, but since there haven't been an actual notifications in the center, I'm not sure how that helps.
    Although I suppose if it's happening when I get home and it realizes that I've stopped moving, it's somehow letting me know with the chimes? Cool-and-creepy!
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    11-02-2015 10:49 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    Lol yes MS knows where you live :D but did you set your ms health app, to give a sound when you hit a mile or km? that could be it? or was that just to vibrate.. In any case check it out, should be under the settings within the app itself
    11-03-2015 12:28 PM
  5. MBY's Avatar
    I have not set up the MS health app at all. It's not in notification center or anything. So I tried an experiment of just turning off all motion data. The chimes went away! So it was definitely something related to the motion data in one way or another.
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    11-07-2015 11:49 AM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    I have not set up the MS health app at all. It's not in notification center or anything. So I tried an experiment of just turning off all motion data. The chimes went away! So it was definitely something related to the motion data in one way or another.
    Hmm weird, but happy it's resolved and we can breathe easily knowing that MS wasn't planning to assassinate you xd
    11-07-2015 03:30 PM
  7. MBY's Avatar
    Oh no! The mysterious chimes are back. I guess it wasn't the motion data. I think MS is pranking me!
    11-11-2015 11:20 AM
  8. BryceMD's Avatar
    This happened to me last week. It was only one day, but it happened 4 or 5 times. A sound I didn't recognize and not notification info. Hasn't happened since. Still no idea what it was.
    MBY likes this.
    11-11-2015 12:58 PM
  9. Kevin Houle1's Avatar
    Oh no! The mysterious chimes are back. I guess it wasn't the motion data. I think MS is pranking me!

    Does the screen come awake when it chimes? Also turn off location when you're on the way home, see if it still happens.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-11-2015 12:59 PM
  10. MBY's Avatar
    So glad to know I'm not the only one experiencing this!

    I'll try turning off the location at some point. The screen does not turn on when this happens.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-11-2015 06:40 PM
  11. rhapdog's Avatar
    Could it be a notification sound for connecting to your home Wi-Fi? Do you put it on a nightstand that is NFC enabled? Since 10581, NFC tags can be read without turning on the screen or unlocking the phone.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-11-2015 07:39 PM

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