Stop your phone from pocket dialing! All you have to do is this

Stop your phone from pocket dialing! All you have to do is this

Has it ever happened to you that you accidentally made a call from your phone while it was in your pocket? Here we explain how to avoid unwanted calls.

Many people no longer remember the times when they had to look for a telephone booth to make a call. Mobile phones keep us connected at all times, but they can also cause awkward situations when unwanted calls are made. We've all had it happen at some point that our cell phone starts ringing in our pocket even though we haven't dialed the number or touched the screen. How can we avoid such annoying calls?

How to stop your phone from ringing when it's in your pocket?

Touchscreen phones, introduced in the mid 2000s, make our lives easier in many ways by giving us instant access to the Internet, but in the case of pocket calls, they can cause embarrassing situations. Their displays are so sensitive that they sometimes react to the slightest contact. Even a fleeting touch on the fabric of your jacket can cause the phone to dial a number. Fortunately, there are methods that can help us prevent pocket dialling.

Use automatic screen lock mode

Modern smartphones have an automatic lock feature that activates after a certain period of inactivity. Set a time to automatically lock after a few seconds of inactivity. This will prevent erroneous calls when clothing touches the screen.

On Android

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Security
  • Click the gear icon next to Screen Lock

On iPhone:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Display & Brightness
  • In the Auto-Lock section, set to 30 seconds.

Disable Tap to Wake feature

Tap to Wake feature makes your phone working if you simply double-tap it.  Disable it so you are less likely to wake up your phone while it's in your pocket.

On Android

  • Enter the Settings app.
  • Swipe up to find find the Advanced Features (or Lock Screen) option.
  • Tap on Motions and Gestures and deactivate the Double-Tap feature.

On iPhone:

  • Open the Settings app
  • Go to Accessibility
  • Click Touch
  • Click the Tap to Wake toggle to the left

Disable speed dial

The speed dial feature helps us make quick calls, but it can also be activated accidentally when you put your phone in the card. Disable this feature if you don't need it.

On Android:

  • Open the Phone app
  • Open the Settings
  • Tap on Advanced settings
  • Tap on Quick dial
  • Tap on the assigned quick dial number/contact
  • Tap on Delete

On iPhone:

  • Enter Favorites
  • Slide the contact to the left and tap Delete.
  • Check your Bluetooth devices

Check your Bluetooth devices

If your smartphone is connected to a smart speaker, some other smart home device, or your car via Bluetooth, then they can initiate a dial command. Therefore, check whether the calling feature is enabled on these devices.