TomTom 1.7 - random chime/bell sound plays during navigation?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MBHockey, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    I just updated to TomTom 1.7 and immediately noticed a (seemingly) random chime/bell sound that plays when I'm using it to navigate. It comes through even with the voice instructions off and i hear it every 5-10 minutes or so, but sometimes it will play 2-3 times in a row.

    I have used TomTom for a while and don't remember this at all. Does anyone know what the sound is for? or how to turn it off?
  2. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Never mind, got it. it's a (new?) option that plays a bell sound whenever you are near a school or religious institution. Not sure I understand the logic for it to be on by default though. Easily changed in Settings --> Alerts
  3. kanemaster macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2011
    Thank you thank you Hockey guy

    That Damn chime on Tom Tom that went of near schools and churches was absolutely driving me crazy. I could not figure it out for anything. I listen to my phone's AOL radio while I drive and that chime would scare the **** out of me because it would loudly come through the speakers. The Tom Tom people are *******s for making that a default chime. Who needs to know where the nearest church or school is all the time?

    Thanks for posting that Hockey Guy
  4. nooaah macrumors 68000


    Sep 3, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Thanks. That was driving me crazy this weekend.
  5. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    I noticed that before but did it default to ON after the update? Why anyone would want to know where schools/churches are at the rate must be either perverts or religious diehards!
  6. JustLeft macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    Yes thanks for that MBHockey! I stopped using the program because I couldn't figure out what all the chimes were about. In my case it was going off every 30 seconds or so. How stupid to default that to on. Thanks again.
  7. Schmoop macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011

    THANKS so much Hockey Guy,

    That dong has been driving me crazy. I don't use the app enough to remember to look into it after I have gotten where I need to go. But I did this time and I am happy to find a simple answer.

    I will enjoy the peace and quite next time I need to use it.

    Best, Schmoop

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