Locking telephone screen during voice calls on Moto G


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Mar 7, 2014
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Does anybody know how to lock the telephone app permanently at foreground during a voice phone call?
The telephone app should remain always visible and accessible during telephone voice calls, allowing dialing or ending the communication at all times. But on Moto G, I can switch to main desk or to another app during calls. And returning back to the telephone app (the blue handset icon), it gives me the option of returning to the call on course poorly expressed on a couple of written lines (!!).
In mi opinion, this behaviour is inadecuate at all.

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Welcome to Android Central! Being able to navigate away from the Dialer during a call can be a very important feature for many users--it allows a person to look something up while talking on the phone. If you navigate away, you should see a phone icon appear in the Notification Bar at the top of the screen. Swiping it down and then tapping that phone notification should bring you back to the Dialer.


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Dec 6, 2011
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I don't believe there is a way to LOCK the phone app to the forefront blocking all other activity. In fact most users enjoy being able to multitask while talking. I can only think of one work-a-round for you:

You can use the power button to turn off the screen. You can be on the call with the screen sleeping then wake it to end the call or input through the keypad.

Now if the power button ends calls on your device there may be a way to change this behavior. On the HTC One under Display, Gestures & Buttons you change the behavior of the power button.

Now if this is happening by accident while you are on a call it could be that you are not activating the sensor that recognizes if the phone is to your ear. The most common reason for this is phone placement during a call. It could be that your hair (of which I have none) is allowing light to reach the sensor not locking the screen or your ear isn't positioned over the sensor. To alleviate this learn where your sensor is and practice hitting your ear.