Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S4

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old May 15th, 2013, 04:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hampshire,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
 
Device(s): Samsung S5
Carrier: 3

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Angry Emergency Call button

The button..although im aware will be usefull in an emergency is annoying.. is there anyway that this button can be removed? im not on a rooted device either

Advertisements
tphillips84 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old May 15th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Fife, Scotland
Gender: Male
Posts: 131
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100. (Was HTC One X before that)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 22 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tphillips84 View Post
The button..although im aware will be usefull in an emergency is annoying.. is there anyway that this button can be removed? im not on a rooted device either
Im at a loss as what you mean.

As far as I can see the 'Assistance' is activated by holding both volume keys for 3 seconds or more. This can be turned off in Settings>My Device but I dont see a button to remove though.... Screenshot?
Tomo1971 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 10:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Port Richey, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 195
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 12
Thanked 23 Times in 19 Posts
Default

I'm guessing he's talking about on the lock screen. At the bottom it says Emergency Calls.
I honestly dont know if its possible to disable it as I think its like a safety feature.
sincarafan is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sincarafan For This Useful Post:
tphillips84 (May 16th, 2013)
Old May 16th, 2013, 09:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hampshire,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
 
Device(s): Samsung S5
Carrier: 3

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sincarafan View Post
I'm guessing he's talking about on the lock screen. At the bottom it says Emergency Calls.
I honestly dont know if its possible to disable it as I think its like a safety feature.

yes this was what i ment. i forever catching it when i get my phone out ... never mind i guess il have to live in hope !
tphillips84 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2013, 11:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

FIXED IT! Okay, not totally. I couldn't get rid of the emergency call button, but by downloading sqllite editor I was able to edit the emergency contact and change the number to NOT 911. I set mine to 12345 so when pressed it just "cannot complete the call as dialed". No more pocket 911 calls. Here's what I did.
Root the phone
Download SuperSU
Download SQLite Editor (costs money, but you really only need it for 5 minutes, you could always REFUND it when you're done, but $5 is a small price to pay for this fix, and you never know when you might need to edit another database.....)
Open SQLite Editor and navigate to data --> data --> com.android.providers.contacts --> databases -->contacts2.db --> emergency
Select the only entry and click edit (pencil icon)
Change the number to whatever you want. I don't advise an actual working number because then you'll be pocket calling them instead, but whatever floats your boat. Hope this helps!
rhys8582 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 26th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That worked on my S4 Active SGH-I537. A big thanks from me and local cops. But I here is another 911 contact that I would like to change.

Lock screen, hit emergency call, hit contact button on lower left then hit dial. There is only 1 contact there and it is under ICE emergency contacts

Where would I find that one?
DaveOK is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Samsung Galaxy S4
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The all-new Samsung Galaxy S4 is all but guaranteed to be the next top-selling device. The new device is dubbed the "Life Companion" due to its intuitive features. The Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, an awesome 13 MP... Read More

Tags
emergency button


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S4
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.