Solutions to Prevent Pocket Dialing from your Google Pixel

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The modern touch screen devices provide the elegance and ease, yet along with that comes its own cons and drawbacks.

People on average check their smartphones 96 times a day. And on and off when you pull your smartphone out of your pocket, you notice the calls you missed while you were caught up in something. And what’s even worse is that the call might have ended up answered in your pocket itself. The issue goes around with every brand, be it iPhone, Samsung, or Google. But fret not, for we rounded up some tips for you to avoid such embarrassing situations while you are running your errands.

The phrase ‘pocket dialing’ is also known as ‘butt dialing’

Here are four ways to prevent pocket dialing from your Google pixel smartphone:

  1. Ensure your screen is locked

Ensure your screen is locked

The primary thing to do about ensuring your screen remains locked inside your pocket is to press the power button or sleep button to lock your smartphone before you put it in your pocket or purse. There’s even an option for altering your phone’s display settings to lock your phone itself after little time of inactivity; activating that might help solve the issue. The auto-lock setting and sleep settings are available for all brands, iPhone, Samsung, and Google.

  1. Keep the On-body detection on

Google Pixel offers On-body detection which keeps your phone unlocked while you carry it in your pocket, purse, etc. Swipe up from your home screen to display all apps, then navigate Settings > Security & location. From there, tap on Smart Lock and then enter an unlock method (PIN or pattern). Then select the option for On-body detection and toggle it on.

  1. Turn Auto-wake off

Turn Auto-wake off

Google Assistant and Siri are a great help when it comes to making your day-to-day tasks easier. What could possibly cause trouble is when your phone is set to wake to voice inputs like, “OK Google” or “Hey Siri”, it is more likely to make calls with that input. However, there is a simple way out of this situation:

  • For iPhone – Go to Settings > Siri & Search >then toggle off “Hey Siri” and Allow Siri when locked.
  • For Android – Go to Google Assistant > Assistant Settings > Tap your profile picture > Assistant > Assistant Devices > Phone > Toggle of Access with voice matchand Lock Screen Personal Results.
  1. Turn Security preferences on

Having a lock screen passcode set ensures the security of the phone, if you haven’t done that already, we suggest you do it now. The most recent operating system updates have proven to be more effective than ever, it secures your phone and prevents unauthorized users from using your phone. This also prevents you from accidentally grazing your phone and losing battery or worse, calling someone.

The security lock options in your Settings vary depending on the model of the phone but you can look for key terms such as Security, Face ID, Touch ID or Passcode.

In Summary

These few tactics and habits can save you from the annoyances of pocket dialing. These few tweaks should solve the problem for you and in case it doesn’t, it could be an indication of a software problem on your phone. The best you can do about that is reach to your nearest repair store and seek an efficient Google pixel repair services at reasonable prices.2