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Galaxy S8 Home Button Opening Lock Screen Issue

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by soymage, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. soymage

    soymage Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Is there a way I can set my phone to only pull up the lock screen on pressing the side button? I can feel my phone vibrating as it is pressing the touch screen in my pocket. A little while ago, i actually managed to call 911 with the phone in my pocket. It just pulls up the unlock screen, opens the "dial emergency number" option, and one-presses to call 911. I had to explain to the dispatcher that my phone called them on accident. This seems like a serious design flaw. How do I fix this?

  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    there are plenty customizable lockscreen and launchers that have different was to unlock the phone that will help prevent accidental unlocking like you are experiencing. or you can just change the type of lockscreen to something like a pin or pattern.
  3. etsok1

    etsok1 Newbie

    Do you have Accidental Touch Protection turned on ? It disables the touch screen in dark areas like your pocket. I use it and have never pocket dialed. It is found under settings>display.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 release date was April 2017. Features and Specs include a 5.8" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 8895 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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