09-15-2013 08:26 AM
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  1. dgsull's Avatar
    Yesterday my Moto X was in my pocket while riding around a bumpy golf course with Active Notifications turned on. I heard a different ringtone coming from my phone and found it on the ringtone changing screen. Later I checked the time and somehow it had switched to 24-hour time. My only explanation is these things happened somehow through Active Notifications, so I turned it off. Any ideas? (I've had no other issues, love the phone!)
    09-06-2013 12:03 PM
  2. JungleLarry's Avatar
    This is not supposed to happen. We've heard several complaints of the Active Notifications screen turning on while pocketed, but Motorola has said that the phone should recognize when its in your pocket and keep the screen OFF, even if you get an alert.

    You can try a factory reset, or call Moto/carrier and see what they can do for an exchange. Maybe you've got faulty proximity sensors.
    09-06-2013 12:16 PM
  3. guesswhat_567's Avatar
    Ya prox sensor is used to detect in pocket and it does that ..but the problem with proximity sensor is ..as the name suggests face of the screen has to be really in proximity to your
    clothing ..may with few cms ..its possible if you are not wearing jeans and have big pockets its possible that phone does not detect in pocket correctly specially if you are sitting. I dont think this problem is specific to your phone


    Yesterday my Moto X was in my pocket while riding around a bumpy golf course with Active Notifications turned on. I heard a different ringtone coming from my phone and found it on the ringtone changing screen. Later I checked the time and somehow it had switched to 24-hour time. My only explanation is these things happened somehow through Active Notifications, so I turned it off. Any ideas? (I've had no other issues, love the phone!)
    09-06-2013 12:50 PM
  4. hokiesteve's Avatar
    I've had this issue too. I think it has to do with the Active Notifications. A lot of crazy behavior can be avoided by making sure there's a lock screen, but I noticed that it went into the emergency dialer at one point today. I suspect this happens with larger pockets and/or bright sunlight.
    09-07-2013 12:24 PM
  5. phositadc's Avatar
    Yesterday my Moto X was in my pocket while riding around a bumpy golf course with Active Notifications turned on. I heard a different ringtone coming from my phone and found it on the ringtone changing screen. Later I checked the time and somehow it had switched to 24-hour time. My only explanation is these things happened somehow through Active Notifications, so I turned it off. Any ideas? (I've had no other issues, love the phone!)
    Has happened to me with my Mini as well. I turned off active notifications and am just using the notification LED. too bad the X doesn't have an LED.

    -Sent from my Droid Mini.-
    09-07-2013 01:05 PM
  6. hokiesteve's Avatar
    By the way, I ended up contacting customer support to file a problem report. I'd suggest anyone experiencing this issue to do the same so that it gains the attention of Motorola. I'm guessing the software that detects whether the phone is in your pocket isn't quite optimal and needs some tweaking.

    Needless to say, I'm turning off active notifications if I walk outside and I've made sure the pin lock is active at all times when asleep.
    09-07-2013 01:31 PM
  7. hockeydude35's Avatar
    I've had this issue too. I think it has to do with the Active Notifications. A lot of crazy behavior can be avoided by making sure there's a lock screen, but I noticed that it went into the emergency dialer at one point today. I suspect this happens with larger pockets and/or bright sunlight.
    Do ya'll not keep your phones screen turned inward, towards your thigh??? Leaving the phone pocketed with the screen facing out seems like it would be asking for trouble.
    09-07-2013 02:33 PM
  8. hokiesteve's Avatar
    Do ya'll not keep your phones screen turned inward, towards your thigh??? Leaving the phone pocketed with the screen facing out seems like it would be asking for trouble.
    Both times my phone was turned inward and with the top of the phone(where the light sensor is) down towards the bottom of my pocket. I don't know if it's light or the motion that's triggering it.

    Sent from my XT1060 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-07-2013 03:14 PM
  9. JungleLarry's Avatar
    You guys aren't listening...
    but Motorola has said that the phone should recognize when its in your pocket and keep the screen OFF, even if you get an alert.

    You can try a factory reset, or call Moto/carrier and see what they can do for an exchange.
    09-07-2013 03:20 PM
  10. Gdwheel's Avatar
    I have had the same problem twice. It is embarrassing. I sent calendar invites once and text messages once. I had a lengthy email drafted, in my pocket, but fortunately it was not sent. I put the phone in my pocket facing inward. Turning off Active Notifications would really eliminate one of the primary features of this phone.
    09-07-2013 04:08 PM
  11. hokiesteve's Avatar
    I'm convinced now it's a hardware issue. I've had it happen a few more times. I don't know if it's a touch screen issue or a proximity sensor or a combination of both. It's too sporratic to figure out. In any case, I'm taking advantage of the 14 day exchange window with Verizon and going to have it switched out.
    09-08-2013 10:12 PM
  12. Amylase453's Avatar
    I was walking through a store yesterday when Google Music started streaming at full volume in my pocket. I'm not sure what caused this behavior but I, too, had it in my pocket with the screen inward.
    09-09-2013 09:55 AM
  13. Dregur's Avatar
    I was walking through a store yesterday when Google Music started streaming at full volume in my pocket. I'm not sure what caused this behavior but I, too, had it in my pocket with the screen inward.
    Maybe Drive portion of Motorola assist came on? It's pretty sensitive, and it's default action is to turn on music. I've gotten Motorola Assist to activate when I was dancing at a concert and the act of sitting down. The good news is that it looks like it's learning, and I haven't had a problem since I told it I was "not driving" when it was mistakenly activated.
    09-09-2013 03:51 PM
  14. Amylase453's Avatar
    Maybe Drive portion of Motorola assist came on? It's pretty sensitive, and it's default action is to turn on music. I've gotten Motorola Assist to activate when I was dancing at a concert and the act of sitting down. The good news is that it looks like it's learning, and I haven't had a problem since I told it I was "not driving" when it was mistakenly activated.
    That's the first thing I did was uncheck that after I stopped it playing!
    09-09-2013 04:13 PM
  15. dgsull's Avatar
    I called Verizon and they started by saying smartphones aren't meant to be carried in your pocket. (?) They also suggested just turning off Active Notifications (however the customer rep got the name wrong). Frustrating!! They said they haven't gotten complaints about this yet, but I'm sure they will. I don't want to switch the phone out, and there's no guarantee the new one will be better. Hopefully this is a software issue (with all due respect JungleLarry) and can be fixed with an update. I've got some time to decide whether I can live with this or not.
    09-09-2013 06:29 PM
  16. JungleLarry's Avatar
    I called Verizon and they started by saying smartphones aren't meant to be carried in your pocket.
    What a load. What am I supposed to do, tape it to my forehead?
    09-09-2013 06:35 PM
  17. Dregur's Avatar
    What a load. What am I supposed to do, tape it to my forehead?
    Could you imagine the possibilities?
    09-09-2013 06:42 PM
  18. JungleLarry's Avatar
    Who needs Google Glass?

    More on the topic at hand: my brother came over to watch Monday Night Football, brought his Moto X along with him. I told him about this issue and asked him if he was experiencing the same thing. He said no. Then we did a little test. He had his phone in his pocket, facing away from his leg, and I sent him a text message. His display did not turn on. He's wearing fairly thin ply cotton shorts, and when he put his phone in his pocket with the screen on we could see it through the material.

    Somebody telling you smartphones aren't supposed to be carried in your pocket is just lazy. Hope you get it sorted out soon, because I'm regretting giving this phone to him and not buying one for myself.
    09-09-2013 07:05 PM
  19. hokiesteve's Avatar
    I called Verizon and they started by saying smartphones aren't meant to be carried in your pocket. (?) They also suggested just turning off Active Notifications (however the customer rep got the name wrong). Frustrating!! They said they haven't gotten complaints about this yet, but I'm sure they will. I don't want to switch the phone out, and there's no guarantee the new one will be better. Hopefully this is a software issue (with all due respect JungleLarry) and can be fixed with an update. I've got some time to decide whether I can live with this or not.
    That is a pretty lazy response by the CS rep. I pushed a bit with the online customer service representative to have mine exchanged so she got the exchange process going but I ended up going to a store to exchange it due to the way online exchanges work. It turned out to be a lengthy process. I'll give this one a shot and see if I run into issues. If so, I'll probably take it back for good, eat the restocking fee and deal with my crappy old GNex for a bit longer.
    09-09-2013 09:39 PM
  20. JinOH's Avatar
    Mine is also doing this. After only 4 days of buying it from verizon. It has opened numerous web pages(non of which are in my bookmarks). Started gps navigation. Changed clock format to 24hr. Killed incoming stock messages from posting text messages(that was the worst). And it keeps trying to report trouble for some program linked to gps. ALL WHILE IN MY POCKET WITH SLIDE LOCK ON! Granted active notification is also on (part of why I and likely you, bought the phone). I have yet to really add apps yet, so its still nearly stock. And while its only been mine since late last friday. I may trade it for another new one and see if it helps??
    09-10-2013 12:39 PM
  21. bandityo's Avatar
    Unfortunately I can say mines been doing same. Took out of my pocket and saw it had called my brother in law for two minutes without me doing anything and a random text.

    Sent from my XT1058 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-10-2013 12:44 PM
  22. phositadc's Avatar
    Active notifications are freaking awesome when they work as advertised, but if this pocket crap is happening to even a small percentage of users, that's pretty unacceptable. Great idea, but perhaps they should've just gone with the tried, true, and well-loved multicolor notification LED!
    09-10-2013 02:19 PM
  23. Paisley's Avatar
    Active notifications are freaking awesome when they work as advertised, but if this pocket crap is happening to even a small percentage of users, that's pretty unacceptable.
    Yeah, some of these problems are pretty bad and are happening to a fair amount of people even here. The proximity sensor, the phone gone wild in pants and words being cut off. As well as a number with what appears to be a weak battery.

    Im really hoping mine has none of these but clearly many people have at least one.
    09-10-2013 02:57 PM
  24. clankfu's Avatar
    Any chance these problems could be due to false positive wakeups from touchless control?
    09-10-2013 05:02 PM
  25. mazzmoney95's Avatar
    i had gravity screen on my n4 along with dynamic notifications and it does happen often (when I let my phone turn itself off in my pocket). Proximity sensors just aren't perfect and I'm surprised that is the only way the phone knows if the phone is in your pocket.
    09-10-2013 06:40 PM
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