05-23-2018 05:33 PM
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  1. c2oncpr's Avatar
    Yes. This has been an issue at least since 2009, probably earlier. I understand the need for an accessible emergency call feature from non-locked access, but I don't understand why it can't be designed to prevent easy unintentional dialing. Some sort of swipe locker is the only real solution. Unlocking the phone, imo, is no solution for most people, not for my personal device. For a kid's phone, maybe. But not a solution for all. I've tried one on my son's phone, sorry don't recall the name right now. It didn't seem to work like I would expect, but there may have been settings I didn't try. Getting my son to relinquish his phone for 5 minutes was a battle, so I didn't put in much effort. Just told him to remove the lock. But I think he's re-locked his phone, so I'm gonna have to try again.

    My device running 4.0.3 was delivered with a swipe lock that forces a long swipe everytime the phone wakes. After the swipe, the lock screen with the "easy dial" emergency button appears. This solution would work great on my son's phone to prevent accidental emergency calls while the phone is in his pocket when a text arrives, since the text causes the phone to wake and the emergency button is right there.

    Can anyone recommend a good swipe locker for android 4.2.1?
    08-11-2014 10:09 AM
  2. Danazuk's Avatar
    Yes. This has been an issue at least since 2009, probably earlier. I understand the need for an accessible emergency call feature from non-locked access, but I don't understand why it can't be designed to prevent easy unintentional dialing. Some sort of swipe locker is the only real solution. Unlocking the phone, imo, is no solution for most people, not for my personal device. For a kid's phone, maybe. But not a solution for all. I've tried one on my son's phone, sorry don't recall the name right now. It didn't seem to work like I would expect, but there may have been settings I didn't try. Getting my son to relinquish his phone for 5 minutes was a battle, so I didn't put in much effort. Just told him to remove the lock. But I think he's re-locked his phone, so I'm gonna have to try again.

    My device running 4.0.3 was delivered with a swipe lock that forces a long swipe everytime the phone wakes. After the swipe, the lock screen with the "easy dial" emergency button appears. This solution would work great on my son's phone to prevent accidental emergency calls while the phone is in his pocket when a text arrives, since the text causes the phone to wake and the emergency button is right there.

    Can anyone recommend a good swipe locker for android 4.2.1?
    Galaxy locker works great no more 911 calls
    08-18-2014 08:15 AM
  3. jvdgolf's Avatar
    Thanks to pain in the a$$ government regulations, the phones are required to have the 911 dialer on the lock screen. I will be returning my S5 sport to Sprint tomorrow. 5 - 911 calls in 30 minutes is BS. Alternative is randomly calling, texting and ??? from my phone while in my pocket.
    08-25-2014 08:40 PM
  4. Mike Miller21's Avatar
    This is super annoying! If the Government requires emergency dial on the lock-screen, then they should at least make it as difficult as dialing 9-1-1, not less difficult!!!
    06-24-2015 05:48 PM
  5. amygraves07's Avatar
    I need help to. I do not even have a lock on my lg g3. it is the back to buttons that are calling. I don't get two choices. it calls that second. I'm about to be charged. They came to my school today and took my phone and took it to the police station. They go "I don't think you are doing this on purpose but I need to take it with me and you and you're parents can come pick it up and talk to me about what we are going to do..." I need something. This is the 3rd time...
    12-15-2015 10:35 AM
  6. Lindanoel1213's Avatar
    Ok,. I know this is years later, but tonight the cos showed up on two very different occasions, lol... There not happy even though I have explained time n time again it was accidentally called in my pocket! I, too have an LG and this has gotta be the 10th time they've been here, ugh!!!
    03-26-2017 04:27 AM
  7. Lindanoel1213's Avatar
    Cops I meant, and I don't need it like them here, lol, not do they, h Rd hg r
    03-26-2017 04:28 AM
  8. csglinux's Avatar
    I'm having this issue with my V30. The problem is, even with the Knock-on feature off, the screen on this phone activates when a call, message or other notification comes in. The touchscreen on the V30 is sensitive enough that it works through a layer of fabric. If my phone is in my pocket and the screen turns on while I'm walking, jogging, running, the swipe up (or down) function works perfectly to take you to the emergency call button (this is the biggest design flaw - a side-to-side swipe is really needed here, IMHO). From there, any further inadvertent screen presses act to keep the screen alive until it eventually calls 911 or 112. I've done this now multiple times per day. The good news is, the cops have stopped calling me back. The bad news is, I've cried wolf so many times now, I doubt they'd respond if I had a real need to dial 911 :-( Is there any solution to this, other than rooting?
    05-23-2018 05:33 PM
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