1. bjordan's Avatar
    Does anyone else accidentally answer their phone while trying to take it out of your pocket?

    I keep my Evo in my left front pocket and I find that often I answer the phone while trying to take it out of my pocket to see who it is.

    I think I'm going to have to start keeping it in my pocket upside down so I don't "slide to answer" when I pull it out of my pocket.
    08-05-2010 06:03 PM
  2. tech411's Avatar
    I keep in my right front pocket, glass towards my leg and bottom of phone up and have never had a problem.
    08-05-2010 07:05 PM
  3. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I keep it in my pocket top up. When removing it while ringing, I just make sure I grip it at the top of the screen.
    08-05-2010 07:10 PM
  4. SeattleBrad's Avatar
    Funny, I came to this forum to ask about this very issue and here it is at the top of the list. Happens to me all the time. Big problem, even if I grip the edges.
    08-05-2010 07:15 PM
  5. bjordan's Avatar
    I keep in my right front pocket, glass towards my leg and bottom of phone up and have never had a problem.
    I think the phone upside down might be the key. I'm going to try that tomorrow.
    08-05-2010 09:34 PM
  6. Robbie317's Avatar
    I have done it numerous times while in my pocket, screen faced against my leg... Your more than likely rubbing the phone up against your leg with the screen and it's causing the phone to think your swiping to answer. You can even test this out..... Your pockets are usually made of a thinner material than your pants/shorts.. get a thin piece of cloth and put it over your EVO screen and you can still swipe the screen. Once I had a few accident answers I grip my phone from the edges (while in my pocket) and lift it away from my leg before I pull it out of my pocket and have not had a problem since.. If the screen is against your leg your probably going to answer by mistake....
    08-05-2010 10:39 PM
  7. CamaroHutch's Avatar
    this has happened to me too . it is in my right pocket glass toward leg and it just answers on its own. very annoying
    08-06-2010 06:46 PM
  8. SeattleBrad's Avatar
    It's because the EVO is swipe down to answer, swipe up to reject. On the Droid X, you swipe side to side so this doesn't happen.
    08-06-2010 11:02 PM
  9. poolphilter's Avatar
    This happens to me all the time its very annoying!! If you hold your thumb on the screen when you pull it out of your pocket it prevents the slider from moving, but it still answers/rejects calls sometimes. Does anyone know if there is a way to change the "slider" type to a horizontal swipe?
    11-08-2010 08:40 AM
  10. wbdgo's Avatar
    I've had this exact problem for months. Sprint even replaced my phone trying to fix this problem. I also carry my phone with the screen facing in (since it took months for anyone to come out with a holster style case with a belt loop). I installed EASY ANSWER BUTTON a couple of days ago. This might be our savior! Maybe we should let HTC know about this, since I was told "NO ONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM"!
    11-09-2010 08:34 AM
  11. bjordan's Avatar
    I've finally adjusted to grabbing my phone by the sides, pulling it away from my leg and then out of my pocket.

    It's still kind of annoying to have to worry about it though. Although I rarely accidentally answer now.

    A horizontal slider to answer would be nice. It's not really the "Sense UI" way though.
    11-09-2010 10:39 AM
  12. Maven454's Avatar
    Does anyone else accidentally answer their phone while trying to take it out of your pocket?

    I keep my Evo in my left front pocket and I find that often I answer the phone while trying to take it out of my pocket to see who it is.

    I think I'm going to have to start keeping it in my pocket upside down so I don't "slide to answer" when I pull it out of my pocket.
    I used to carry mine upside down in my pocket. I would accidentally send calls to voice mail when I would pull it out of my pocket. Now I've got the HTC leather holster. Much better
    11-11-2010 08:03 AM
  13. jjovanw's Avatar
    Yeah I have the same problem and it sucks. Sometimes, when I hear my phone ring I don't want to answer to everyone under the sun. I switched from the iPhone and when I had it, I never had a problem screening my phone calls. With the iPhone, I believe you had to hold the answer button for at least 1 second before you it answered the call. For the HTC inspire, I found that the "Easy Button" app in the android store seems to help. I just wish there was another app to modify swiper settings.
    03-21-2011 12:46 PM
  14. FreudSlipped's Avatar
    I was laughing when I read through the posts in this thread.

    When I first got this phone, I would find myself yelling to whomever called "Hold on! Give me a second!" because I realized I answered the phone in my pocket.
    03-21-2011 02:38 PM
  15. Mikey47's Avatar
    Widget Locker provides you with a side swipe lock screen that virtually eliminates this issue altogether.
    03-21-2011 05:10 PM
  16. GooberVox's Avatar
    I agree with Mikey47, Widget Locker takes care of this problem. When your phone rings it will flash the caller info for 2 or 3 seconds then revert back to lock screen.
    03-21-2011 07:16 PM
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