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Suggestions for how to avoid pocket-dialing my ICE contacts and 911?

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By paul99se, Junior Member on 17th May 2014, 06:17 PM
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I use a pattern lock (but the same applies for PIN locks): it's so easy to pocket-press "Emergency Call" and then one of my ICE contacts. I don't want to remove the emergency button (for emergencies), but I would love some kind of additional pattern or gesture to dial from the emergency dialer to prevent false pocket calls.

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17th May 2014, 11:57 PM |#2  
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i dont use a lock on my lockscreen but have you tried Settings > Accessibility > Interaction Control?
18th May 2014, 02:34 AM |#3  
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I tried, but interaction control is not a viable solution. Only one region can be masked off.

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18th May 2014, 02:40 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by paul99se

I use a pattern lock (but the same applies for PIN locks): it's so easy to pocket-press "Emergency Call" and then one of my ICE contacts. I don't want to remove the emergency button (for emergencies), but I would love some kind of additional pattern or gesture to dial from the emergency dialer to prevent false pocket calls.

Any suggestions?

I can't tell you how many times this has happened to me. And, I have my wife as my ICE contact and it calls her work number (as I have that entered 1st) and she calls and asks me was I trying to reach her. Good thing I wasn't saying anything bad!! I just removed her as the contact number and all is fine now.
17th June 2014, 05:45 AM |#5  
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If you are rooted get sqlite editor and go here, data --> data --> com.android.providers.contacts --> databases -->contacts2.db --> emergency and edit the 911 contact to something else. Obviously make it a number that doesn't work.
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