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Controlling the "Power On" Button - phone powers on too easily

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Missing_Link, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Missing_Link

    Missing_Link Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 8, 2010
    Hi all,

    One big problem I've noticed is that when you need to have your phone switched off (e.g. on an aircraft, etc.) it's all too easy for the phone to switch itself on whilst in your pocket - the "power on" button just needs the slightest tap and then it springs into life.

    I know whilst on a plane I could pre-set it to in-flight mode before powering it off, but that's not the point. Like when powering the phone off, there is a delay and a set of menu options. I'd like something similar for powering the phone on - programmable delay and/or combination of pressing say home and the "power on" button.

    Does anyone know of an app or some code I could run to alter the way the phone behaves ?. Not sure if the only way to add this functionality is part of a flash update as it needs to survive a power off, etc.

    Any ideas please guys ?



  2. Stucky

    Stucky Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2010
    +1 for this - the power button is far too sensitive. Should need a two second press to switch on.
  3. callumb

    callumb New Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Agreed, huge pain in the ass. Turn the phone off to conserve battery and then acccidentally touch the power button when putting it in your pocket and *buzz* it turns back on. Very frustrating! Needs to be fixed..
  4. Airplane mode resolved that issue for my Eris.
  5. GrenW

    GrenW Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2010
    Gel case I used to use made it a lot more difficult to accidentally switch the phone on. Not sure that's what you want to hear though.

    To be honest I've never had this problem and my phone is always in my pocket. Now both the trackpad and power button switch mine on I still have no issues.
  6. This issue is posted, without a remedy, in many forums around, including the HTC support forums.

    Also, it seems to be a bit different from Desire to Desire, with some chiming in that theirs is more indented or less sensitive than they'd like, etc. A few mention Airplane mode, etc.

    As mentioned above, my Eris powered on a few times in my jacket pocket, so I took care of that by using Airplane mode, which worked for me the few times I would have otherwise needed to carry it turned off.
  7. markjwilson

    markjwilson Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    It's definitly different on each device, mine is real pain.

    I have to hold it on for 5-10 secs just to get it to come on, sometimes even longer always make me wonder if it' going to start...

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