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Support Galaxy S3 Skype Auto-Answers even when unchecked

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by PartTimeGeek, Dec 19, 2014.

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    I posted the following to the Skype Community forums under the Android section.
    The format of the post is as Skype community suggests here:
    http://community.skype.com/t5/Android/How-to-create-a-good-Android-issue-report/td-p/211384

    I am cross-posting it here for some additional exposure and hopefully some informed commentary from the androidforums community.


    Android Device

    Carrier:
    BrightSpot Mobile (Target-Branded T-Mobile)

    Device Manufacturer:
    Samsung

    Device Name:
    Galaxy S3

    Device Model:
    SGH-T999L

    Android Version:
    4.3 (Stock build for a T-Mobile device)

    Baseband version:
    T999LUVUBNC1

    Kernel version:
    3.0.31-2106417
    se.infra@R0301-10#1
    Thu Mar 13 12:11:15 KST 2014

    Build Number:
    JSS15JT999LUVUBNC1

    Notes:
    No SIM card installed (have not switched my phone number to BrightSpot yet)
    hence, Phone not activated

    Only using WiFi

    Developer Mode is enabled (set that way to accommodate an Android / Outlook sync solution that I have since decided not to use)

    I have iBolt Dock & Drive app installed, but it no longer is set to be the dock mode application.


    Skype:
    On the Android Application Manager page for the Skype app, found the following information:

    Version: 5.1.0.57240

    Show Notifications: <checked>

    Permissions:

    Directly call phone numbers
    read phone status and identity

    read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
    receive text messages (SMS)

    take pictures and videos

    record audio

    approximate location (network based)

    modify your contacts
    read your contacts

    modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

    disable your screen lock

    Add or remove accounts
    create accounts and set passwords
    find accounts on the device
    use accounts on the device

    connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
    full network access
    receive data from Internet
    view network connections
    view Wi-Fi connections

    pair with Bluetooth devices

    retrieve running apps
    run at startup

    draw over other apps

    control vibration
    prevent phone from sleeping

    change your audio settings

    read sync settings
    read sync statistics
    toggle sync on and off

    modify system settings
    send sticky broadcast
    test access to protected storage


    Problem Description

    Auto Answer in the Skype settings screen is UNCHECKED.
    Device will auto answer without ringing.
    I just suddenly hear the other end talking and they can hear me

    Cannot easily reproduce it, there is no periodic happenstance.
    But I would say that it happens at least once in 10 received calls.

    The conditions I noticed when it last answered:
    Device lock screen is set to Swipe only.

    The device was connected to a 12v charger plug --> usb cable in the car.
    The car was off; the charger was not providing power.
    The charger cable does not have a resistor so it is not a "dock mode" cable, Phone was not in Dock Mode.

    Device was connected only to WiFi and was running on batteries
    I was also signed into skype on my home laptop at the time.
    The device was connected (via WiFi) to the same home LAN that my laptop was.
    I had rejected the incoming call on the laptop.
    Went out to the car to find that my father was talking over the device.
    There was no video coming from the far end, though he always tries to make video calls
    I did not notice whether my end was sending video to the far end, but I don't think so.


    Conditions from some previous instances:
    Instance 1: Phone was not connected to a cable, was sitting face up on a nightstand
    Instance 2: Phone was in a leather hip holster

    In all cases, the phone screen was locked.


    PLEASE HELP!

    This is really scary and invades my privacy.
    I have not done further testing from other skype accouts to try to reproduce it yet.
     

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    Welcome to AndroidForums.com PartTimeGeek. I agree, that does sound creepy. I haven't used the Skype app myself so I am not much help directly. I did move thread here to the Android Applications section of AF as I think it is more likely a skype question than an S3 question, and more folks that may be able to help will see it here. Good luck and I hope you get a solution.:)
     

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