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    Default Galaxy S5 Screen unlocking in my pocket

    Just wondering if anyone out there is having an issue with their s5 unlocking in their pocket what happens to me as I will be walking around at work or whatever someone will text me and I won't feel it vibrate but when I pull my phone out to check it the screen has came unlocked so I have responded with a bunch of gibberish to them or will have multiple apps open the only way I've been able to stop this is by putting a pattern or PIN code on my phone but I really don't want to do that any help would be appreciated

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    Really?? nobody has any clue on this, its a pain in the **** to have to keep a password on your phone just so you don't pocket text people I've tried two different cases as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsumma View Post
    Really?? nobody has any clue on this, its a pain in the **** to have to keep a password on your phone just so you don't pocket text people I've tried two different cases as well.
    Change the security type to patten unlocking or pin code type..
    Its the only way
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    I've never had this issue with any of my Samsung phones. They are naked (not in a case).

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    I always get my emergency call button opening and pocket dialing a million random numbers. It drives me nuts. I wish there was a way to remove emergency call from the lock screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendo255 View Post
    I always get my emergency call button opening and pocket dialing a million random numbers. It drives me nuts. I wish there was a way to remove emergency call from the lock screen.
    You need to root your phone to do that
    Put a lock from security. It Will also protect your phone from thief

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    Happens to me. Having the home button pressed and waking up the device by accident doesn't take much.

    I haven't found an option to disallow the home button from waking up the S5. IS that an option anyone?

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    Maybe get a thicker phone case that has the home and power buttons embedded below the surface of the case, rather than protruding like they are without a case?
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    Thanks guys any suggestions are appreciated I've had every samsung galaxy phone and this is the only one to do this continues to happen everyday

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    Wow I really like the home button on my tablet but this sounds obnoxious as heck in a pocket...
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    I have (had) this exact problem. My fix was to change the "Secured Lock Time" Setting inside of the lock screen setting. I changed mine from 3 minutes to instantly and now it cannot be just touched to unlock within the 3 minutes that it was set to. This solved my problem as the device is secured lock is set soon as i push the lock button now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsumma View Post
    Just wondering if anyone out there is having an issue with their s5 unlocking in their pocket what happens to me as I will be walking around at work or whatever someone will text me and I won't feel it vibrate but when I pull my phone out to check it the screen has came unlocked so I have responded with a bunch of gibberish to them or will have multiple apps open the only way I've been able to stop this is by putting a pattern or PIN code on my phone but I really don't want to do that any help would be appreciated

    Sent from my SM-G900V using AC Forums mobile app
    Happens to me all the time. Hate it.

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    it's happened always so i give pattern lock. U didn't like it so it's happening and lock everytime when you use it.
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    I hate that I have to put a screen lock on the phone just to prevent this stupid problem

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    I have only slid the camera launcher in my pocket. I got off the job and into my truck... Found 156 pictures of the inside of my pocket.

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    Mine was doing that recently as well, seems texts would wake the screen and then my leg would unlock the phone. Switched back to Hangouts for SMS = no screen wake.

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    Mine unlocks in my pocket sometimes. Or atleast be on the lockscreen. The power button seems to get pushed easily somehow.
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    Do you have Air Wake on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xzibit3 View Post
    Do you have Air Wake on?
    I wondered if that would cause it too.Though my S4 never had that problem in my pocket with the quick view air wake thing on.
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    I have owned GS2,3,4,& 5 and this is the only model I have had problems with the on screen button waking the phone in my pocket.

    I run my phone naked and the button must stick up just a bit more above the screen than previous phones. In turn it wakes the phone all the time.

    It is the ONE THING that I HATE about the S5

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    This never happened to my S3, but it happens frequently to my S5. The S5's home button seems much more sensitive!
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    My solution to having it open and do crazy stuff in my pocket was:

    1) put Pattern Lock on the lock screen.

    2) Change the Locked screen timeout to 5 seconds. I thought about instant and tried that, but changed my mind and went later to 5 seconds.

    this for me is the way to go.

    YMMV
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    I changed my lockscreen to cover lockscreen. Does the trick for me.
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    It happens to me also.
    I figured out how to make it stop. I've turned the phone around, so it facing *out* in my pocket.
    That seems to stop it.
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    There are LOTS of things that drive me crazy about the Galaxy S5,

    but THIS has to take the cake. I always end up walking around the store and then hear a sound coming out of my pocket, pull the phone out and some random video on YouTube is playing.

    So my phone UNLOCKS, opens a RANDOM APP, does a SEARCH, and presses PLAY all hands-free with my magical pockets!

    WTF


    Also the front-facing camera SUCKS on the S5 (has a ridiculous pin-point effect), the rear-facing camera SUCKS indoors, and I can't access the internet while I'm placing a phone call because the phone doesn't have SVoLTE built into it.

    Whoops, guess I shouldn't have picked this phone.
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