A lot of Android and iPhone users have complained about a voice notification appearing in a male voice saying, “A new station alert has arrived.” These voice notifications appear randomly and don’t turn off automatically which is really annoying for the users.
In some cases, these voice alerts appear a few times in a short time period causing unnecessary distractions. This leads to users thinking about how they can solve this problem.
In this article, I will explain the reason behind these voice alerts and how you can stop them from appearing on your mobile device. So, make sure to read the entire article and follow all the steps mentioned here properly.
Why Do You Get “A New Station Alert Has Arrived” Voice Notification?
- 1 Why Do You Get “A New Station Alert Has Arrived” Voice Notification?
- 2 What App Causes “A New Station Alert has Arrived” Voice Notification?
- 3 How To Turn Off “A New Station Alert Has Arrived” Alert?
- 4 How to find out if the notification is caused by a Pre-installed App or a Third-party App?
- 5 Solution 1 – Uninstall the App that is causing this issue
- 6 Solution 2 – Factory Reset your device
- 7 Conclusion
There have been several claims that these voice alerts are due to a virus or malware that may have entered your device while browsing some unknown sites or downloading unauthorized apps.
However, there is no evidence of this being true. So, I did some research to find out the truth, and here is what I found.
“A New Station Alert Has Arrived” notification is caused by Weather, News station, Radio, and Podcast apps. These are not due to viruses, malware, or third-party app bugs.
The exact reason why this voice notification appears while using some Weather, News station, Radio, and Podcast apps isn’t clear yet. This could be a unique feature or an issue with the apps.
The apps that send these notifications are well renowned with a lot of downloads so you don’t have to worry about your phone’s security. However, if you need to get rid of these notifications permanently then keep on reading.
What App Causes “A New Station Alert has Arrived” Voice Notification?
Here are some of the apps that cause this notification.
(1) Storm Shield (Weather Station app)
(2) WCAX (Weather app)
(3) KSL (Weather app)
(4) CBS7 (Weather app)
(5) Wham (Weather app)
(6) PWSWeather (Weather Station app)
(7) NOAA Weather (Weather app)
(8) iHeartRadio app (Radio and Podcast app)
(9) TuneIn (Radio and Podcast app)
(10) Pandora (Radio and Podcast app)
(11) Podcast Addict (Podcast app)
(12) Downcast (Podcast app)
These are some of the well-known apps that cause this annoying voice notification. There may be other apps that also cause this notification so you have to keep an eye out for them.
How To Turn Off “A New Station Alert Has Arrived” Alert?
Firstly, you have to find out the app that’s causing the problem. Check our list of apps to see if you have any of them installed. If not, then you have to find out the apps that are causing this notification to appear.
Once you have identified the apps, you have to turn off App notifications for that particular app. Follow the steps below to turn off App notifications on your device.
How to Turn Off App Notifications on Android
Step 1 – Go to Settings and tap on Apps.
Step 2 – Tap on the App that’s causing the problem then tap on Notifications.
Step 3 – Tap on the “Turn off all notifications” option.
Step 4 – You will get a popup saying “If you turn off App Notifications, you may miss important alerts and updates.” Just tap on the OK button.
If you’re using the Pandora App you can get rid of this alert by going to Settings > Apps > Pandora > Notifications > News & Alerts. Tap on News & Alerts to turn it off.
How to Turn Off App Notifications on iPhone
Step 1 – Go to Settings and tap on Notifications.
Step 2 – Tap on the particular App and you’ll see that the “Allow Notifications” option is turned ON.
Step 3 – Tap on the Green slider button next to the “Allow Notifications” option and it will be turned OFF.
If turning off the App Notifications option globally doesn’t help then you have to turn off these notifications from inside the app. If you have the TuneIn Radio app installed you can get rid of this alert by Opening the TuneIn Radio app > Going to Settings (gear icon) > Notifications > Tap to turn off Notifications.
If turning Off App Notifications didn’t solve the problem then don’t worry because I have mentioned some other guides that can help you with this problem.
How to find out if the notification is caused by a Pre-installed App or a Third-party App?
This step will help you identify if the voice notification is caused by a pre-installed app on your device or a third-party app that you installed from the App Store. To find this out, you need to boot your device in Safe mode.
In Safe mode, only pre-installed apps like Settings, Contacts, Messages, etc. can be accessed. You cannot access any third-party apps.
In most cases, this issue is caused by a third-party app so you can easily find out which app is causing the problem and you can just uninstall that app.
How to Boot in Safe Mode in Android device
Step 1 – Turn off your device.
Step 2 – Press and hold the Power button until it vibrates and lights up the screen.
Step 3 – Release the Power button and instantly press and hold the Volume Down button until you see the logo of your device manufacturer.
If you followed the steps correctly then you will see “Safe mode” on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
How to Boot in Safe Mode in iPhone device
Step 1 – Press and hold the Power button and the Home button together until you see the Apple logo.
Step 2 – Release the Power and Home button and instantly press and hold the Volume Up button until the device boots up in Safe Mode.
After entering into Safe Mode, wait for some time to check if the voice notification is still there or it’s gone. If the issue is gone then there is a problem with one of your pre-installed apps. You will need to disable the particular pre-installed app manually to solve this issue.
If the annoying voice notification is still there then it means that the problem is caused by a third-party app and not by any of your pre-installed apps. In such a case, you can follow the solutions mentioned below to solve this problem.
Solution 1 – Uninstall the App that is causing this issue
After identifying the app that’s causing this annoying voice notification issue, you have to uninstall it from your device, and hopefully, you will get rid of the station alert notification. You can also use this method to delete other unwanted third-party apps.
How to Uninstall an App on Android device
Step 1 – Go to Settings and tap on Apps.
Step 2 – Tap on the App you want to uninstall.
Step 3 – Tap the Uninstall button.
Step 4 – You will get a confirmation pop-up saying do you want to uninstall the app. Click on OK to confirm the uninstallation.
How to Uninstall an App on iPhone device
Step 1 – Find the app on the home screen and touch and hold the app you want to uninstall.
Step 2 – Tap on the cross button denoted by an (x).
Step 3 – You will get a pop-up saying Delete “App.” Tap on the Delete button to uninstall the app.
If this didn’t solve the issue then your last resort is to factory reset the device. You can factory reset your device using the guide mentioned below.
Solution 2 – Factory Reset your device
A Factory Reset permanently deletes almost all the data that is stored on your phone or computer. This includes all files like downloaded apps, photos, videos, games, etc, and all user data including messages, DRM Licenses, contacts, stored passwords, etc. Therefore, it’s extremely important that you back up your data before resetting your device.
If any of the above mentioned methods didn’t work for you then this will definitely solve the issue.
How to Factory Reset your Android device
Step 1 – Go to Settings.
Step 2 – Open General management.
Step 3 – Tap on the “Reset” option.
Step 4 – Tap on the “Factory data reset” option.
Step 5 – Tap on the “Reset button” to factory reset your Android device. Some Android devices may ask you for your password.
How to Factory Reset your iPhone
Step 1 – Go to Settings and tap on “General.”
Step 2 – Scroll down and tap on the “Reset” option.
Step 3 – Tap on the “Erase All Content and Settings” option.
Step 4 – You will get a pop-up saying Documents and Data are being uploaded to iCloud. Tap on the “Finish Uploading Then Erase” option.
Make sure your data is backed up to your iCloud drive so that you don’t lose any of your data after resetting the iOS device.
“A New Station Alert Has Arrived” voice notification issue is caused by installing third-party Weather, Weather Station, Radio, and Podcast apps. This issue isn’t caused by any viruses or malware. You can solve this issue by turning off app notifications, uninstalling the third-party apps responsible, or factory resetting your device if the other two methods didn’t work.
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