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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BigDaddyFromCincinnati, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. BigDaddyFromCincinnati

    BigDaddyFromCincinnati Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone know if you can change the unlock screen when someone calls you. Right now all you do is slide down the screen. I keep my phone in my pocket all day at work and today and several other times I get a call and they tell me my pants answered the call and all they here is whisk, whisk , whisk whisk. Any thoughts?
     

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  2. Solitary

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    i dont think you can do that as of right now..I know however that if you try Lock 2.0 you will only have answer and decline buttons.
     
  3. BigDaddyFromCincinnati

    BigDaddyFromCincinnati Well-Known Member
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    It would be nice to have a 4 digit code or something to prevent pocket answering/dialing.
     
  4. Solitary

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    did you try setting up a pattern? Im not sure if you can set a combination, and I am too lazy to look now lol.
     
  5. BigDaddyFromCincinnati

    BigDaddyFromCincinnati Well-Known Member
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    When someone calls you you do not have to do the pattern. All you do is slid down the screen to answer the call. I guess being in my pants slides the screen just at the right time.
     
  6. el viejo

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    Actually, you don't need to slide the screen to answer. Just pressing the green phone button to the left of the left of the trackball will answer the phone without it being unlocked. :thinking:
     
  7. BigDaddyFromCincinnati

    BigDaddyFromCincinnati Well-Known Member
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    Any way to change how the call is answered?
    Any way to make the track ball not answer calls?
    That is more than likely what is happening.
    If anyone has any other solutions please respond.
    Thanks.
     
  8. el viejo

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    Sorry, I misled you. It's not the track ball, but the call button (button with green phone to the left of the trackball) that will answer the phone. I don't know of anyway to change this action.
     
  9. Podivin

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    Try closing the phone app before you put the phone in your pocket, that worked for me.
     
  10. apes

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    That hasn't worked for. When the phone rings (while its sleeping) you still have the option of sliding the screen down to answer, I also keep it in my pocket and although I haven't had the problem of my pocket answering when I take it out it seems to slide the screen thus answering the call. Some call I would rather not answer. At this point I have not found a solution, it would be nice to be able to take it out of your pocket without the call being answered already. I usually just hang up if I don't want to talk with that person.
     
  11. BigDaddyFromCincinnati

    BigDaddyFromCincinnati Well-Known Member
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    Anyone else had this problem ?
    Any solutions?
     
  12. BigDaddyFromCincinnati

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    Is there an app that can change the entire look/function of the lock screen? Even though I do not want my phone to look like an iPhone there screen unlock from left to right would seem to work better? Has anyone found and app that works well?
     
  13. thetomlin2

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    Press the red button to send the call to voicemail.

    Hey Saints .... WE DAT .... SKOL VIKINGS
     
  14. sabakawasaki

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    i have the same problem. I'm tired of worrying about calls that occur while my phone is in my pocket. Most of the time I don't even realize that the phone has rung since the vibration on the HTC Eris is so light. I need a solution for this too. Anyone with any ideas, PLEASE HELP!!!
     
  15. frickingphil

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    I have this exact same problem, I've got a few texts of my mom cussing at me because she talked to my pocket for a good 30 seconds...LOL

    The only solution I have now is to put the phone in my pocket screen facing outward (remember it's not pressure that activates the touch screen, only capacitance) in my work pants, because those are the only pair of pants I have with pockets thin enough for my leg skin to activate the touch screen.

    I tried LockBot Pro, but while it's an awesome program (i was loving my custom 2.x lock screen and sound), the HTC phone unlock always pops up whenever you get a call, so I ended up returning the app. :\

    EDIT: totally agree with sabakawasaki, the vibration on the phone is pathetic! With the pants I have with the pockets thick enough to prevent my thigh from answering calls, I don't even feel the vibration of the phone! :p
     
  16. Gink

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    I'm having the same problem.....suggestions anyone?
     
  17. JAS_21

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    The only solution I have found...... wear loose pants.:p
     
  18. BigDaddyFromCincinnati

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    I ended up getting the free version of Lockbot. It has helped me with my home screen problem as far as being able to set a 4 digit pass code but still no help with answering calls. I wish the 4 digit lock screen would pop up when the phone rings. I did notice when the phone rings now there is no slide bar. There is just the android with an "answer" or "decline" box below him. Even with this I still tend to "pocket answer" phone calls. I also do not wear tight pants like some people were stating might cause the problem.:)

    Anyone else out there have a solution?
     
  19. lgh1157

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    BTTT for this, it is driving me insane , . . . . . there has got to be a APP somewhere

    L
     
  20. MAR-KMR

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    I have the same problem. The phone is in my pocket, I can't answer it and somehow the green button is hit when I move so the call is answered. The iPhone requires you to slide the screen. So no one has found a solution or app that works???

    So frustrating!!!
     
  21. Familyguy1

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    Call Confirm?
     
  22. Gink

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    That's to confirm outgoing calls, not incoming.
     
  23. cmajpwc

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    I always make sure my screen is facing outward when my phone is in my pocket. Since doing this, I have not had one missed call or accidentally dialed person. Nor have I had my phone unlocked on some random screen or in some random app. I think if they had a dedicated screen power button, this would solve a lot of issues, however. But I would recommend making sure that the screen is facing out. It's not your pants, it's your leg THROUGH your pants pressing on or sliding across the screen.
     

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