My rMBP is Ringing when a call comes into my iPhone

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  1. rocknblogger, May 20, 2013
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    rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    So as the title says, when a call comes in to my iPhone my rMBP starts ringing before the iPhone. It's a pleasant sound but this only started about a week ago. The first time it happened I was going nuts trying to figure out where the sound was coming from. After the third call I realized it was incoming calls that were doing this.

    I called my iPhone from the house phone and sure enough my rMBP started ringing before the iPhone.

    What is this? Has anyone experienced this?
     
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  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    do you have imessage or something active?

    I doubt the radio interference...I have 2MBPs and an iMac and none of them make a sound when the phones ring.
     
  4. adnbek macrumors 65816

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  6. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No it doesn't sound like that and it's not interference. It's a melodic ring. Something like when you get a FaceTime call but different. I tried opening FaceTime and messages but neither showed anything regarding incoming calls. As a matter of fact a few minutes ago my wife called me and I heard the rMBP because it was fairly loud (I was in another part of the house). When I reached my office the iPhone just started ringing. This is quite bizarre and I have no idea what to do or why it started.
     
  7. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Do you have your iPhone paired with your Macbook via bluetooth?
     
  8. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nope, not paired with BT.

    For those who are skeptical I've uploaded a video to Youtube. It's kind of crappy (A testament to the terrible iPad2 video/camera)
     
  9. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Is it that beeping that repeats itself for about 10sec before your phone rang?
     
  10. fratey macrumors regular

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    * Do you have any VOIP or similar software? Skype? Viber? Etc...
    * Does it get turned off if you mute your speakers?
     
  11. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes thats the sound.
    I have Skype installed but not running.

    No that it makes a difference but full specs are:
    Early 2013 rMBP
    16GB RAM
    512 SSD

    Currently running in clam shell mode but it happened when operating normally. As a matter of fact I only started using clam shell mode 2 days ago.
     
  12. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    That's friggin weird. Do you have some sort of carrier software installed on your mac? I know here in Canada we have carrier apps we can install for checking voicemails and other stuff tied to your number through a PC.

    Maybe there's something similar for US carriers that you installed that allows for notification of incoming calls?
     
  13. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    Did the previous owner die in a freakish accident in your house?
     
  14. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nope nothing like that. And to the next poster, no one died here as far as I know :eek:

    This is bizarre. I have no idea how to stop it. Actually it's not too bad because it gives me a heads up that a call will be coming in but I want to know what the hell it is. And FYI I can replicate it every single time. Both from a land line and a mobile phone.
     
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    Open activity monitor, change "my processes" to "all processes" and post screenshots of all running processes here. Maybe that can help us single out the source.
     
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  17. negativzero macrumors 6502a

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    Might be a longshot, but bring up activity monitor, line up the tasks with highest CPU usage then make a phonecall to yourself.

    You might see a process startup that you might be unfamiliar with that spikes the CPU for a few seconds.
     
  18. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Okay, I finally figured it out. It was Google Chrome and the new Hangouts feature. Evidently you can take a voice call from a landline or a cell phone as long as you are logged into Google+.

    It's actually a very cool feature though I wish they explained it a bit better when they activated the new hangouts feature.

    I always had Google+ and had it open quite a bit but this is the first time ever that my computer rang (Before my iPhone).

    So, the mystery is solved. I suppose some folks will hate this and some will find it useful. But whatever the case give it a try, it is pretty cool.
     
  19. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    I found that video actually pretty funny. A creepy ring 10 seconds before a call, who wouldn't love that?!
     
  20. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Glad you finally figured it out !
     

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