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Well, I've figured it out. Sort of. I habitually put my phone down on top of my wallet, which contains my NFC-chipped credit card. It turns out the phone actually makes that noise when it finds an NFC chip. If I push my credit card against the back of the phone the same thing happens. I'm still not sure what it really means, though.


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You can use Tasker for this (Play Store link). Tasker can create macros that are run on certain triggers, such as connecting the phone to a charger. An example of the necessary programming can be found here. Check the link for additional info, but here's the necessary part: Create Profile "Sleep Mode" Add Context Power Source: AC //You can also set ...


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In the Google Talk app when I go into Overflow menu | settings | {username}@gmail.com I see a setting for "Notification ringtone" under "Chat Notifications". That's what you want, no? (I'm still on Ice Cream Sandwich so it's conceivable that things are a little different.)


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You could try with On{x} a free app by Microsoft before going for Tasker (paid) where you could do it using the "file modified" context on the directory where the images are copied.


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As per advice from Narayanan, I replaced /system/media/audio/ui/LowBattery.ogg with another .ogg file. The next time it was triggered, the new file played. I then tried placing an empty file at /system/media/audio/ui/LowBattery.ogg, but this did not work. Finally, I downloaded a slient .ogg from here, placing it at /system/media/audio/ui/LowBattery.ogg. ...


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You should see a notification icon in the bar at the top of the screen. Swipe down and you can click on the notification to load the application that generated it. In addition you can install SMS Popup or something similar to display the details of the SMS on screen immediately. I haven't found anything like this for email though.


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It appears it's not possible, even on gmail.com, according to this answer. Gmail does understand the "EOM" tag at the end of the subject and will not prompt you about having an empty message body if that exists anywhere in the subject (even if it's the only thing in the subject).


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Open contacts, tap the name of the contact you want to set the distinctive ringtone, then open action overflow menu (the three dots) and tap "Set ringtone", select a ringtone different to default one and tap OK.


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You could try pushover.net, which provides an easy-to-use API for sending notifications to your Android or iOS device. It should be very efficient, because it's already using Google Cloud Messaging to deliver your push notifications, thus it should not have any adverse effects on the battery life, unlike your proposed solution of manually doing the polling ...


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Ask your railway company. Or your government. Or both. The Dutch Railways (NS) has an app where you can plan train trips, but also get notifications when you need to check in and out and change trains, and realtime information about delays and schedule changes. And since all Public Transport data is freely available in my country (and some others), there ...


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I see Sparhawk wants to disable the warning sound alone and not the popup. I stumbled on an xposed module which will disable both. I just keep this posted just in case if Sparhawk wants to slightly compromise on the requirement and also probably will help others who read this post. Text from the post: Disable the Low Battery Alert with Xposed POSTED ...


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IFTTT. Specifically, with the IFTTT Android app. The Android Location channel can trigger when you enter (or exit) an area you define. Simply use one of the metric ton of possible actions (e.g., Pushover, Pushbullet, SMS, Android Notifications, etc.) with it. (Browse the recipes that use Android Location for some ideas.)


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Automation apps like Condi (free) or Tasker ($2.99) can allow you to configure rules based on specific criteria. I personally have used Condi and, though it cannot calculate the time it takes to get to a location like Google Maps does, it can display a notification/alert when you are within a certain distance of a point (eg. within 500 meters of your stop) ...


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While weird as to why do you hear that sound, you can look for it with a free APP: Explorer by Speed Software available from Google Play Store: Download and Install the APP Open an browser your system to: /system/media/audio/ui Listen each file there to identify the one that corresponds to the sound you hear If you are able to identify it, you can then ...


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One possible solution involves the app Tasker (paid app worth every cent; head to the dev's site for a free trial). It's probably the most complete automation solution on Android (see also the tasker tag-wiki), and supported by legions of apps and addons if you need additional features. Hint to get started: Tasker can do HTTP-GET as well as HTTP-POST. It ...


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Some devices do have problems with at least the calendar alerts. Or at least partial ones: What does a single chime help if I'm just "out of reach", as the device is on my desk while I'm being for the "private place". Alarms thus should repeat until explicitly dismissed, at least for a given time frame (30min minimum). To work around this problem, the ...


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You should revert the permissions of the Google Services Framework app. This is the app that controls the connection to the Google Servers, and without it Sync and other things will not work. You should also revert the permissions for all adapters, and non-bloatware system apps. There is a reason the apps need this data.


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If you go to google now, and then go to settings (the three dot menu button if its a soft key) theres a section that says notifications. That section has a part titled Urgent Updates and has the option to set a ringtone or turn on vibrate. As far as I know this should change the sound for the alert since it says urgent updates include public alerts. Just ...


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The Samsung flavor of Android (and possibly others?) keeps the alerts accesible, but very well-hidden. Click on the section of the bottom menu bar with the time, then slide up where it reads "Settings". The alerts are visible there.


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Voice Notify may help as well. It is not necessarily practical in every situation (i.e. meetings), but can be handy at home when your phone is charging across the room and you don't want to have to get up to look at it every time it buzzes.



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