not locked?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sandi, May 3, 2010.

  1. Sandi

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    I wish I could lock my phone (it's not so smart). This weekend while in my pocket & locked, my phone bought an App, texted my friend jibberish 3 times and it called my son who was working and annoyed because last week it called him 5 times while in my purse.
    What is going on? I have never had any phone "butt-call" like this one. And the nerve to buy an app, now I have to email Google to reverse the charge!
    Annoyed in Virginia :mad:
    has anyone else experienced this? :thinking:
     

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  2. icecold

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    Yeah, I had a few pocket dials when I first got the phone. Just be sure to "lock" the screen, by tapping the power button, before you put it back in your pocket.

    If your butt is able to hit the power button, and go through the unlock screen, you could try putting the unlock pattern on... That would slow your butt down for awhile...

    Also, if your phone is sliding open at all, that could cause the phone to wake up as well.
     
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  3. nstallion

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  4. elvis_marmaduke

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    I would also suggest you return to your home screen before locking so if it DOES get unlocked the likliness of it going to the market are decreased ;)
     
  5. Sandi

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    It was on the home screen and the Task Killer had the Market off!
    the droid has a mind of it's own
    I never "butt-called" until I got this phone
     
  6. Sandi

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    How did it text someone 3 times?
    hell I can't even unlock the screen with a glove on, but yet it texts and dials from in my pocket!:eek:
     
  7. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Well-Known Member
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    it bought an app?!?!?!?! Priceless.
    Well, probably not to you...

    I would change my google password incase someone has hacked it and using your account to buy things.
    and try the lock pattern to slow the rest down as suggested.
     
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  8. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Well-Known Member
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    You have 24 hours to do an instant refund on an app in the market. No calling/e-mailing required. Just go to the market and select the app that it magically bought and hit the refund button.

    I've never had a prob with this phone in my pocket either and I use screen mode widget to keep my phone always unlocked (just turns off the screen). But if you're having that many probs with it, I would suggest you enable the unlock pattern on the phone. Go to settings > location and Security > require unlock pattern. Then create your own unlock pattern. There's no way your pocket will magically trace the correct pattern then to unlock the phone. It might make it a little more difficult to unlock, but when I used mine I kept it simple enough that it took no longer than it did to slide the unlock slide across the screen so I didn't mind.
     

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