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John82009
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and carry it in my pocket.  I am constantly pressing the button, somehow unlocking it and either I call someone or I take screen shots of my phone.  The screenshots are not as bad but I have called several people and did not realize it until they call me back.  I have a I-Bison protective case on my phone.  I took it off thinking that was doing it but even when I do not have the case it does the same thing.  Any suggestions?

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Modnar
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I would recommend changing your screen lock setting.  In settings under the Personal section is Lock Screen.  Instead of the swipe go to face unlock, a pattern or Pin.  That should stop the unlocking and provide some security for your data.  If you are worried about a difficult pin, pick something like the same number 4 times (e.g., 5555) and you will be into your phone just as quickly.  A more complex pin will probably be better at solving your issue though.

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bearone21
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hard to believe both the power button & the slide lock completed before pocket dialing.

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LRVassar
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The only other option is buying a case with belt clip, and clipping it on your belt, or getting bigger clothes. I've never had the pocket dialing problem with any phone.

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John82009
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I know it sounds amazing but it does.  I love the phone otherwise.  I do a lot of physical work such as mixing concrete and such and somehow it does all that.

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Modnar
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I would recommend changing your screen lock setting.  In settings under the Personal section is Lock Screen.  Instead of the swipe go to face unlock, a pattern or Pin.  That should stop the unlocking and provide some security for your data.  If you are worried about a difficult pin, pick something like the same number 4 times (e.g., 5555) and you will be into your phone just as quickly.  A more complex pin will probably be better at solving your issue though.

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John82009
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I tried using a pin code or pattern and somehow this evening I triggered the emergency dial on the screen which was not good.  My phone dialed 911.  I found this nifty app on google play which uses the light sensor to detect when the phone is in the pocket.  The app is Pocket Keylock: PocketSensor - Android Apps on Google Play