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Phone making calls on its own?
Twice now I have found out that my phone has been calling people without me doing it (or I don't think I did). I usually remember to turn off the screen when I am done using it.
Has anyone else had this problem? Or did I really just forget to turn the screen off.
Overall I find the "phone" button the screen to be very sensitive and I often get into that when I am trying to do something else. Is there anyway to do something about this???
- 07-08-2010, 01:00 PM #2
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1) Even if the screen-lock is on.. it could unlock itself if you use a 3rd party lock system. I remember one ("Lockbot" I think) which would unlock just by pressing the home button. That could cause your phone to pocket-dial easily.
2) Does it only happen when it's in your Pocket/Purse? If you leave it on a flat surface overnight.. does it dial? If so , it is most likely a 3rd party app you installed... some apps CAN and DO call phone numbers. I remember reading a few months ago (Way before I had android myself) that some app was being used as a relay for people to make international calls through other peoples phones. Check your phone records to see WHO it was calling.. if it was always the same phone number and that number isn't a 'quickly accessable' phone number (such as a favorite or shortcut) then I'd start looking at all the apps you installed.
My personal guess is that it's #1 above.. but stranger things have happened.
- 07-08-2010, 02:45 PM #8
Why do you think it is dialing on its own?
Are people calling you or asking you why you are calling them and not answering?
Reason I ask this is becuse I went to hit phone the one day to call someone and pull from contacts and it looked funny with a whole bunch of people listed I didnt call.
I didnt realize to look closer to actually look and see if there was an arrow showing incoming or outgoing or none at all.
The ones I really called showed the green outgoing arrow and the ones that called me showed the incoming arrow and the ones I did that just felt like listing, had no arrow.
Hope that makes some kind of sense.
- 07-08-2010, 02:52 PM #9
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My wife has a Palm Pre and last week it started dialing itself. This weekend it got so bad that I could pull the battery, reset it, and turn it back on and set it on the table and within about 5 minutes the screen would come on, contacts open, scroll down and select a name and dial it.
It is like a bad horror movie watching this phone in the dark!!
She is now waiting for her replacement to come in at the Sprint store.
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I'm not sure that it's possible to pocket dial unless you've downloaded an app that overrides the lock screen. If that's the case, there is an app called "call confirm" that could help. If you select a contact, a window pops up and asks you to confirm that you want to call the person. I got it because I was afraid of accidentally calling someone when trying to scroll down my contact list.
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