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  1. weihl165

    weihl165 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So my gf is having a weird problem with her phone. When she wants to play with the inc, she can swipe the screen down fine to unlock it, but if a call comes in, she can swipe it to answer for the life of her, and she is getting very annoyed. Anyone else having this problem? Is there another way the phone can be answered? I have tried a hard reset and no dice. Please help before she throws it out the window.
     

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  2. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    Bring it into a store and explain you hard resetted and have it replaced...you should be able to swipe down to answer if your phone was locked when you got the call.
     
  3. Dream

    Dream Well-Known Member

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    Factory reset.
     
  4. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member

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    +1

    You will do the same thing if you replace it, so may as well try it now.

    -Nkk
     
  5. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    I thought he already factory reset it...i guess he said hard reset...so he just restarted the phone?
     
  6. CruiserC50

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    I was having the same problem. It was driving me crazy :mad:. I used to be able to answer a call by placing my finger near the top of the screen and swiping down. But after Froyo, I now have to place my finger on the "bar" and swipe down. Unlock still works to swipe anywhere on the screen and then down, but not answering a call. Finger must be on the bar and swiped down. Have her try that. Hope it works for her.
     
  7. dilligaf79

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    Just curious, but what kind of screen protector is she using. My girlfriends DINC does this, and I'm convinced its the Verizon Anti-Glare protector on it.
     
  8. sharper4

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    I just got WidgetLocker and noticed I have to actually be specific about where I place my finger to swipe too. Even if I switch it to the Droid-type screen (swipe down) you still must click the actual bar. I figured it was WidgetLocker, but I wonder if its not Froyo.
     
  9. Ufkal

    Ufkal Well-Known Member

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    My wife is having this same problem! Im glad she's not the only one. @Dilligaf79 both our Dinc's have the screen protectors on and mine doesn't have any problem at all.
    I've done 3 factory wipes on her phone just to try to fix this. I guess its time to go to the store. BOOO.
     
  10. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

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    Personally I'm glad that you now have to swype the lock down and actually touch the lock to answer or decline the call. When my phone would be in my pocket and I would receive a call, merely pulling the phone out of my pocket and accidentally touching the screen anywhere would cause me to decline the call. So every time I would receive a call and I had to remove the phone from my pocket I would have to take extra caution to ensure that I didn't touch the screen otherwise I would decline the call and hang up on the caller.
     
  11. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Well-Known Member

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    Classic example of "you can only please some of the people some of the time"! There was actually a thread a month or two ago about people complaining that they were "pocket answering" the phone because it was too sensitive.

    I'm sorry others are having problems!!
     
  12. CruiserC50

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    Good point, and I agree with you. It was just very frustrating until I figured it out. Now I am fine with it.
     
  13. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Well-Known Member

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    Cruiser...

    So it is repeatable??
     
  14. CruiserC50

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    Yes, if by repeatable you mean I can only answer a call by touching the bar and swiping down. Touching/swiping the screen anyplace else and it won't answer the phone. Knowing this now I can appreciate that it won't "pocket answer" as easily. But it sure was frustrating the first few tines I tried to answer the phone and could not because I was used to touching the top of the screen and swiping down. Now I have no problem answering a call because I know to touch the bar and swipe down.
     
  15. williamcmoran

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    ive been having the same problem. i get a call and can't swipe to answer/ignore the call. its getting quite irritating because it locks the entire phone and I have to pull the battery to get it to restart.
     
  16. jayDInc

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    This isn't really the answer you are looking for but if you use a headset with a button (like a Blackberry headset), you can use the button to answer a call.
     
  17. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that is exactly what I mean! ;)
    I just wanted to make sure that touching the bar and swiping allowed you to answer the call each time! Now others can offer this advice to people experiencing the same situation!

    Thank You!!
     
  18. freddyttt

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    haha... the ribbing I got from my BB owners laughing at me while i tried to answer a few calls.

    this fixed it, thanks-
     
  19. DGRYAN1977

    DGRYAN1977 Well-Known Member

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    Um, am I the only one who does NOT have to swipe anything to answer my phone?
    It just pops up "Answer" or "Decline"
     

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