Best way to avoid butt-dialing?General

  1. Peter123

    Peter123 Well-Known Member

    I am told I often biutt-dial, sometimes I am on the phone for hours.
    I carry my eris is in a belt holser.

    So what is the best way to avoid unwanted dialings?

    Usually it butt-dials the last number I called.


  2. BookLover

    BookLover Well-Known Member

    Activate your phone's lock screen.
  3. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Free app in the Market called Call Confirm...(just posted about this yesterday too, I think). Works great!
  4. H2342

    H2342 Well-Known Member

    Call confirm is great....I tell everyone I know who has the Eris to download that app
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  5. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Thanks for backing me up re. this...:) [I used this app on my Eris and it was awesome...haven't had to use it on my Droid X since the screen is much bigger and seems less prone to accidental selection (quite the opposite sometimes, lol, I have to hit a little green phone icon in Dialer One that I use)].
  6. lakeside

    lakeside Well-Known Member

    Butt-Dialing?! EWWWWWWWWW!!!!!
  7. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Lol! A Google image search (with SafeSearch set to "moderate", of course) returned a few humorous (and PG-13)'s a cute (and more importantly, safe) one:


    (although, I suspect Peter's cat would take care of this little critter :eek:)
  8. Peter123

    Peter123 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the advice. I downloaded call confirm.
  9. GrdLock

    GrdLock Well-Known Member

    All you have to do is lock your phone before you stick it in your pocket/belt clip. Problem solved.
  10. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

    Setting up an unlock pattern would also pretty much eliminate it. Its generally a good idea to do this anyway for security.
  11. T-Keith

    T-Keith Well-Known Member

    Use the stock sense ROM and you won't be making ANY calls, butt or otherwise. :p

    In all seriousness I've never done this. It seems unlikely that you could unlock the phone and dial by accident. :confused:
  12. lakeside

    lakeside Well-Known Member

    Seriously, since the writer of this thread really wants help, I recommend Call Confirm too!

    I installed that app shortly after I bought my Eris and continue to use it even after rooting my phone.

    It's an added layer that minimizes butt-dialing, crotch-dialing (when d phone is in front pants pckt!), accidental swipes, screen touches, or the occasional urge to just fondle ur newly purchased android phone underneath the table during Extremely, LONG AND BORING MEETINGS THAT SEEM TO BE TOLERATED IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT!!!!:p
  13. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

    Seems there is more than one Call Confirm in the market now.
    I recommend the one by fa.

    It not only has the call confirm feature, but also a block unwanted calls settings.

    [​IMG] Show off

  14. Peter123

    Peter123 Well-Known Member

    I think I do know now how the "butt dialing" happens.
    And BTW I always lock the phone before I holster it.

    So this is what is happening:
    I finish the call I hang up (or the other party hangs up).
    The phone dialer is still open! (BTW, I think, when phone call is over the dialer should close automatically.)
    At this point I close the dialer by pressing the the back button, and at this moment perhaps I am thiick-fingering the dial button. I hit the power button and holster the phone. And it is making a phone call.
    Call confirm of course helps to avoid this mistake.
  15. isherwood

    isherwood Well-Known Member

    I tried Call Confirm and realized it wouldn't work in any Bluetooth scenario, which is a deal beaker. I have an X-link gateway at home and a phone>gps>helmet headset setup on my motorcycle, and either are broken with the app running since I can't hit the confirm button.

    I use Dialer One, which has a built-in confirmation step but doesn't cause problems when on Bluetooth devices.
  16. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Have you tried just taking your butt aside, sitting down and having a heart-to-heart talk with it about all this dialing it's doing behind your back?

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  17. beller

    beller Member

    Do you have Android >= 2.1 ? Do you have proximity sensor ?

    try the better droid call confirm with transparent call confirmation, you can call by only move your phone to your ear by use of proximity sensor: Droid Call Confirm Pro - Android app on AppBrain
  18. noah way

    noah way Well-Known Member

    The correct term is "booty call".

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