Answering incoming phone call

k2ldc10

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I've had me pixel 2 XL for about a month and was immediately upgraded to Android Pie, so this is all I know. When my phone rings while in my pocket and I pull the phone out, it always picks up before I can fully remove it from my pocket. This never happened to me on my Note 5. I can't figure out if it's a setting, or something I'm doing wrong. Ideally I would like to look to see who is calling before answering the call. Any thoughts? I put the phone in my pocket with the screen against my leg.
 

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This is likely the result of a "ghost touch". Let me guess - you put the phone in top down? As you drag the phone out of the pocket it drags along the pocket lining and somehow grabs a touch sense from your leg. It actually shouldn't do this as the screen shouldn't be on while in your pocket. I don't see a pocket detection setting, does your proximity sensor work (screen turns off with the phone to your ear during calls)?
 

k2ldc10

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This is likely the result of a "ghost touch". Let me guess - you put the phone in top down? As you drag the phone out of the pocket it drags along the pocket lining and somehow grabs a touch sense from your leg. It actually shouldn't do this as the screen shouldn't be on while in your pocket. I don't see a pocket detection setting, does your proximity sensor work (screen turns off with the phone to your ear during calls)?

I think you're right on the top down position. I haven't checked on the proximity sensor when on the phone but I think the screen turns off. I will have to investigate.
 

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