I was just searching for a better way to answer the phone then swiping. I have definitely seen what the OP is talking about on my Droid. The litle green droid dude with the option to send or answer. However I just tried to reproduce it and I had to swipe to answer.
I have no idea how or why this option comes up.
IMO, if people were keeping the Droid in a case :eek: as opposed to just throwing it into a purse or pocket, there would be fewer complaints about "rogue phones". It does have a touch screen.
I have this same problem. Also to answer an incoming call, you can simply hit the green call button to answer. My phone has made numerous calls from my pocket and also answers from my pocket. I do not have any apps that would affect this. I fixed my dialing in the pocket issue by adding a specific screen unlock patter. Now, it occasionally goes to the emergency call screen from my pocket.
Yes. I am locking the phone before placing in my pocket. I press the button and the screen goes black.
This issues does happen. For those who say "get a case for it"...why? I have an iPod Touch in my pocket for over two years and it has never activated or done anything in my pocket...EVER.
I also have the Eris and have experienced both pocket dialing and auto answering in my pocket. I enabled the "trace a pattern to unlock" feature (which I hate) which has eliminated the pocket dialing. Unfortunately the phone comes out of unlock when receiving a call and doesn't require the pattern to answer the call, only the "swipe down". I have checked several times and I definitely have to swipe the bar to answer a call (so no app has tampered with the phone's functionality) but for some reason my phone will still answer itself at times in my pocket, either when I am reaching for it or just walking around. Very frustrating...please help.
Originally Posted by Paladyr
My wife complains that her droid makes phantom calls also.
I guess if it's happening to other people I should stop making fun of her?!