Strange Alerts

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  1. Heaviside

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    Since upgrading to 5.0.1 (or maybe it happened in 5.0?) I have been getting seemingly random audio alerts. They sound the same as incoming email notifications, but occur at other times as well. Seems to happen each time I pick the iPad up (maybe the inertial sensor?) and often when I touch the connector when it is charging. I think at other times too.

    I have tried turning off all notification sounds, but no soap.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. jsh1120

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    You ain't alone, buddy. Mine aren't associated with moving or touching the iPad. They occur while the iPad is sitting quietly on my desk.
     
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    Check under Settings > General > Sounds. You may see something there to give you an idea of what is happening. Or maybe not.
     
  4. Heaviside

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    Nope, the "maybe not" unfortunately seems to be the case. Went there, did that, but mo luck.

    Maybe it's the CIA or FBI or Homeland Security checking what I am doing? Or maybe extraterrestrials about to invade through our iPads?
     
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    Hmm, the only other thing I can thing of is that your cable isn't connecting well. The iPad beeps whenever it is plugged into power, so if the cable connection is poor, it might beep for vibrations or slight movements of the iPad. Your description of the problem sounds suspiciously like that.

    Wiggle the connector at different points and see what happens.

    If that turns out to be it, hopefully it's the cable and not the port itself.
     
  6. Heaviside

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    Yep. You are right about the cable: it's a cheapo that I got because of it being much longer than the Apple Store version. So there is indeed a poor contact problem, but I can manually hold the connector so that it maintains contact as I pick the iPad up---and I still get tehe beeps.

    P. S. Well, Duh! I am really brilliant, I am!

    Took this long for me to check your hypothesis by simply unplugging and waltzing it, like Mathilda, around. Bingo! No alerts'. Must have been that cheapo charging cable connector. (Don't think it's the connector because things work fine on the Apple cable.)
     
    #6 Heaviside, Nov 29, 2011
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  7. twerppoet

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    Sounds like you've got it nailed. You got to watch those cheap deals.

    At least now you know.

    Not that it helps jsh with his mystery sounds. ;)
     
  8. Malaca

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    It has been happening to me time to time too since I upgraded it to 5.0.1 . Not like Heaviside, it happens also when it is not plugged or no wi-fi connection. Happens when I'm sitting in the car driving, at work, etc.. (no connection at all). I disabled all alerts and it insists on making this "susuu" sound. It's kind of embarassing in certain situations... I have to turn it off... At least I know I'm not alone on this. I even thought it could be some kind of virus. Hope not.
     
  9. Malaca

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    It's worthy to mention that I checked all sounds that resides in iPad: alert tones from 'ALERT' to 'UPDATE' and ringtones from 'MARIMBA' to 'XYLOPHONE' and none of them sounds like "susuu" sound. So.., where this comes from??
     
  10. twerppoet

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    I doubt it is what you are hearing, but try turning the Lock Sounds off then on to see what it sounds like.
     

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