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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ccs86, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. ccs86

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    It seems to me that the minimum distance required of dragging the unlock ring up is too small. With a fairly easily pressed wake button, and a sensitive touch screen, it can pocket unlock. It would be really nice to be able to customize that drag distance. Any thoughts besides forcing a full lock immediately?
     

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    I believe there is a built in option that detects whether your phone is in your pocket, so that's not a serious worry.

    ***Nevermind. I just checked and that option only pertains to the volume of the ringer.
     
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    What feature is that? As far as I know, the phone will use maybe the prox sensor to determine ringer volume, not for unlock purposes. After a number of pocket dials and texts sent, I'd have to disagree!

    The drag required to unlock is only about 1/2 inch.
     
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    Set a visual lock with a 3 point trace. But I've never unlocked it in my pocket
     
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    4-point trace is the minimum, and it has become a pain to do that on every single unlock, when just a longer initial swipe should solve the problem.
     
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    No one else?

    The same issue causes the phone to answer an incoming call when removing it from my pocket.
     
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    I've never had it happen but I do see that the distance required to unlock is very, very short. I could see how that would be a problem. Might not help any but I carry my phone screen facing my thigh. Maybe a change in how you carry it might help if you haven't already tried it. Sorry, only thing I can think of.
     
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    or root and use vanilla lockscreen?
     
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    As far as mistakenly answering calls & in case you don't wanna root, you can try a different dialer. I have Rocket Dial, cost $5 but they offer a free 5 day trial, very very customizable, interface could be better & I'm sure there are a bunch of dailers out there for less. Reason I suggest this one is because it gives you the option to swipe left or right to answer or decline a call don't know if others do but I'm sure I'm not the only one with a custom dialer so chime in people!!! Only problem is contact pics are very crappy as you can see below & that's a small pic.

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    Or use widget locker from the market. 2 bucks I think. Has all sorts of locking types and is super customizable
     
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    I only had that problem once, and that occurred when I was mowing the lawn. I had some earbuds in (mowing is rather monotonous) and I realized the same song had played three times. I apparently unlocked it in my pocket and set it to repeat. I found the best way to remedy this is to either flip the phone around so the cameras are facing your body, and not the screen, and/or buy a case. Even a cheap TPU case (like the one I use) keeps the distance just far enough away to put a damper on your ability to pocket unlock.
     
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    Carrying screen out should help, but it's not quite as comfortable
     
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    I used Widget Locker on my EVO 4G with good results. I use the Sense lock screen on my EVO 3D.

    I haven't had any problems with unlocking my EVO 3D unintentionally. Yet, anyway.
     
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    I just don't want extra software running in the background
     
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    I understand your concern. I have had unintentional calls being made, and phone calls being answered by just taking the phone out of pocket. This can be so annoying at times.
     
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    My wife has pocket dialed me a couple times but i haven't had any issues personally.
     
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