Too much pressure causes phone to beep

Anything not related to map making or Blizzard games should be posted here.
Fun • Forum games • Images • Films • Music • Humor • Videos
The off topic has no rules :)

Too much pressure causes phone to beep

New postby 3ICE on Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:17 am

Sometimes I fall asleep with my Lumia 950 XL in hand and if I happen to roll on top of it, the phone beeps me awake. (This only ever happened twice.) It uses a completely unique audio cue, lower (that is to say; deeper) and shorter than normal notification chimes. A single tone. Does not repeat or get louder, but nor does it respect volume sliders/quiet hours settings, interestingly enough.

Very similar behavior to what old keyboards/computers did when we held down a lot of keys at once. Except the sound -- that was a constant high pitched "beep - beep - beep..." and this is a single dialtone-like "bap" and very short.

This undocumented feature is really useful as I don't want to crack my screen or break my phone in half by sleeping on top of it carelessly. Can anyone even reproduce this strange behavior? Is it configurable? Or am I hallucinating? No matter how much I press the phone with my palm, it does not beep. Only when I fall asleep on it.

Bonus afterthought: not sure if the screen timing out by itself matters or not.

((Creating the new tags 'sensors undocumented sleep' requires at least 150 reputation.))



windows-10-mobile insider-preview sound developer-preview touch
ImageImageImageImageImage
Image
ImageImage
User avatar
3ICE
Admin
 
Posts: 2350
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:34 pm
Location: Hungary
Realm: US East
Account: 3ICE
Clan: 3ICE

Re: Too much pressure causes phone to beep

New postby BugMeNot on Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:14 pm

Does the phone show any notifications? Does the screen turn on when it beeps? Are you pressing any of the buttons, perhaps? Do you have any Bluetooth accessories paired? Could you be activating Cortana's speech detection? (You can check the latter by opening Cortana and touching the microphone icon, or by long-pressing on the search icon at the bottom of the screen). – Indrek♦ Sep 8 '17 at 16:59
This is a guest account intended for use by people who wish to remain anonymous or hate registering.
(Please don't forget to sign your posts with your name if you want us to know who you are.)
http://www.bugmenot.com/view/3ice.hu
User avatar
BugMeNot
 
Posts: 109
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:46 pm

Re: Too much pressure causes phone to beep

New postby 3ICE on Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:14 pm

None of those I'm afraid. Notifications list is empty, screen remains off, buttons are hard to press so not likely, bluetooth is off, cortana speech recognition start has a different, higher pitched and longer "happy" chime. – 3ICE Sep 9 '17 at 23:56
ImageImageImageImageImage
Image
ImageImage
User avatar
3ICE
Admin
 
Posts: 2350
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:34 pm
Location: Hungary
Realm: US East
Account: 3ICE
Clan: 3ICE


Return to Off Topic



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests

cron