Random Whistle Sound and Vibrate

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  1. macrumors regular

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    For the last few days my iPhone 5 has randomly started making a whistle sound, like a referee whistle, and does a short vibrate with it. I can't for the life of me figure out what it's supposed to be. I've checked all my notifications, and even went through all the notification sounds available, and it's nothing I can find. I checked all the different apps in the notification center settings, and tried searching, but can't for the life of me figure out what's causing this brief whistle sound and vibration.
     
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    lelisa13p

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    Have you reset your phone? (Hold Power & Home buttons simultaneously, releasing both when the apple appears on the black screen.) Sometimes that's all it takes to get rid of a glitch.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Was there any adverse weather in your area? If you're on iOS 6, there was a severe weather alert built in. So it might have been that. I remember it went off once for me and it was really loud and alarming. If its not that then I have no idea what else it could be. Sorry if I'm of no help. #
     
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    KeepCalmPeople

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    My iPhone 5 randomly vibrates a couple of times each day. No notifications are shown on the screen. Frankly I can't be bothered to troubleshoot it - there are just too many possibilities for the cause.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    I haven't heard of anyone else having trouble either.[​IMG]
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I have. That's always the first suggestion I give when someone has a problem too.

    Nope, it's been sunny and beautiful.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    OP, your phone is giving you a compliment, you're looking pretty good these days.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    That sure is nice of it, but I wish it would just say so instead of beat around the bush. It seems like it happens around 8pm or so, a little after I get home from work. Still can't figure out what or why though.
     
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    sulpfiction

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    The whistle sound is the default sound for a tweet on twitter. Have u recently activated a twitter acct?
     
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    lelisa13p

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    Excellent point. I tested this. :) How about it, OP?
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby, let me know.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    It isn't like a whistle a person makes with their mouth (like the twitter sound). It's a short burst, like a referee blowing a whistle at a sporting event.
     
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    Kyotoma

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    Do you have any sportscenter apps or other sports-related apps on your device? That could be the notification that a game has started.
     
  14. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Only MLB, and there aren't any games for that anytime soon.
     
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    Kyotoma

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    What other Appstore apps do you have on your device?
     
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  17. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I finally figured out what was causing this. It was MapMyRun. A friend recently started using it as well, and the sound was whenever he finished a workout. There was no other notification until they updated the app this week. Then a popup notification accompanied the sound, so I was able to figure it out.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    thank you!

    I had the same whistle sound and it was driving me nuts! Glad you figured it out for me :rolleyes:
     

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