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

  1. ccs86

    ccs86 Newbie
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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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  2. oOMavrikOo

    oOMavrikOo Android Expert

    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.
     
  3. ccs86

    ccs86 Newbie
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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.
     
  4. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    Set a visual lock with a 3 point trace. But I've never unlocked it in my pocket
     
  5. ccs86

    ccs86 Newbie
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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.
     
  6. ccs86

    ccs86 Newbie
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    No one else?

    The same issue causes the phone to answer an incoming call when removing it from my pocket.
     
  7. JD_from_da_80s

    JD_from_da_80s Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  8. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    or root and use vanilla lockscreen?
     
  9. JD_from_da_80s

    JD_from_da_80s Well-Known Member

    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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  10. Justinlara313

    Justinlara313 Member

    Or use widget locker from the market. 2 bucks I think. Has all sorts of locking types and is super customizable
     
  11. thelonewizard

    thelonewizard Android Enthusiast

    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.
     
  12. ccs86

    ccs86 Newbie
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    Carrying screen out should help, but it's not quite as comfortable
     
  13. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  14. ccs86

    ccs86 Newbie
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    I just don't want extra software running in the background
     
  15. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    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.
     
  16. Dooderino

    Dooderino Member

    My wife has pocket dialed me a couple times but i haven't had any issues personally.
     

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