I placed my iPhone in my pocket and it made an outgoing call, how can I aviod this?

dinosaur1

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I was checking emails and I placed my iPhone in my pocket and then when I took it out a few minutes later there was a live call to a recent person that I had called earlier......!#^&* weird

how can I avoid this?
 

Alexander

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I was checking emails and I placed my iPhone in my pocket and then when I took it out a few minutes later there was a live call to a recent person that I had called earlier......!#^&* weird

how can I avoid this?
Press the sleep button on the top of the phone, so you have to "Slide to Unlock" to resume any function.
 

dinosaur1

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press it when I am done doing whatever I'm doing you mean?
 

jjvaldez

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this is weird. i thought that it was touch activated only... and it made a call in your pocket? that is weird
 

Lincoln

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Be sure it's asleep, and if you want over-kill, set a passcode.

- John
 

Wolfmother

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that's weird but my advice is the same as everyone elses. Put iron sleep mode when you put it in your pocket. Also that helps you save your battery.
 

KNK

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That happenend the other day to a friend of mine, he unknowingly dialed me, I answered and I could hear him getting out of the car, shutting the car door, and going into the house. He never knew it happened until I called him later in the day.
 

iamtko

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yeah i've done this a few times... that's just because i don't sleep it and my fingers wander lol

but yes, putting it into sleep mode will fix all your problems
 

JimD

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That happenend the other day to a friend of mine, he unknowingly dialed me, I answered and I could hear him getting out of the car, shutting the car door, and going into the house. He never knew it happened until I called him later in the day.
My wife and I refer to this accidental dialing while in the hip-pocket as a "butt-call".

I've gotten some really long butt-calls, sometimes you can hear the conversation in the car going on and on...
 

psylichon

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Heh... I've done it as well though. After a call it often goes back to my favorites page. Then I think I'm pressing the sleep button, but with my rubber skin, it's hard to know for sure... if I'm not looking, it's easy to put it in my pocket live. If I then put my hand in said pocket for whatever reason (ahem) I can easily call one of my favorite people by accident.

Fortunately, the screen is large enough that someone usually says, "Dude, your pants are glowing"