Question phantom/pocket dial with Google 6

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draexo

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Been using my Pixel 6 for my daily driver since I received it after launch. Recently, I have had quite a bit of trouble with the phone screen waking in my pocket and calling random people or 911 (emergency services) or just filling the PIN unlock screen with random numbers. I believe the screen is interacting with the fabric of my clothing. I make sure to power off the screen before I put it in my pocket, and facing the screen outward instead of inward seems to make a bit of a difference. I have scoured the settings and can not find anything. The only other option I see is a full wallet type case that closes over the phone so there is no way anything can interact with the screen. This started happening with alarming frequency in April.

Am I missing something? Any suggestions on how to prevent this? Turning off wake from notifications?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Meinlein

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Been using my Pixel 6 for my daily driver since I received it after launch. Recently, I have had quite a bit of trouble with the phone screen waking in my pocket and calling random people or 911 (emergency services) or just filling the PIN unlock screen with random numbers. I believe the screen is interacting with the fabric of my clothing. I make sure to power off the screen before I put it in my pocket, and facing the screen outward instead of inward seems to make a bit of a difference. I have scoured the settings and can not find anything. The only other option I see is a full wallet type case that closes over the phone so there is no way anything can interact with the screen. This started happening with alarming frequency in April.

Am I missing something? Any suggestions on how to prevent this? Turning off wake from notifications?

Thanks in advance!
Sorry for not being able to add anything other than I too am experiencing this issue, exactly as described.
 

liggerz87

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I think it could be the double tap to wake I wear jeans and don't have that problem but 8 am using a pixel 6 pro though
 

HeisenZwerg

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Same issue here.
Please use the feedback form in device settings -> about the phone to send the bug report to Google as well.
Thanks!
 

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    Been using my Pixel 6 for my daily driver since I received it after launch. Recently, I have had quite a bit of trouble with the phone screen waking in my pocket and calling random people or 911 (emergency services) or just filling the PIN unlock screen with random numbers. I believe the screen is interacting with the fabric of my clothing. I make sure to power off the screen before I put it in my pocket, and facing the screen outward instead of inward seems to make a bit of a difference. I have scoured the settings and can not find anything. The only other option I see is a full wallet type case that closes over the phone so there is no way anything can interact with the screen. This started happening with alarming frequency in April.

    Am I missing something? Any suggestions on how to prevent this? Turning off wake from notifications?

    Thanks in advance!