Does your leg ever control your iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rojo, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    So I was all ready to take my iPhone into an Apple Store to have a genius look at it, because I was having tons of problems with it:

    Every morning I’d start playing music in shuffle mode, and I’d head off to work. But midway through songs, it would start skipping to other songs. And then once it skipped to a particular song, it would come out of shuffle mode and only play songs within the new song’s album. Then songs would sometimes continue to skip, but in album order.

    Also, sometimes my phone would mysteriously call people while in my pocket! I would often get asked why I called someone, when I knew I never did -- but when I checked my recent calls, sure enough...the proof that I did was there. A couple times this has happened when I was WITH someone, and suddenly they’d pick up their ringing phone and my name would be there, and they would ask “How are you calling me??”

    Other times I’d take my phone out of sleep mode, and it would be on the Weather page, or Calculator -- and I KNEW I didn’t go to those apps.

    I was beginning to think my phone was possessed! After all, how could these things happen when the phone was in my pocket and I wasn’t touching the screen?

    Well I finally began to figure it out...and I’m embarrassed to admit, it took me a couple of weeks ‘till it hit me.

    The weirdness was ONLY happening when I DIDN’T press the on/off switch before putting the phone into my pocket -- and if the front of the phone was facing my leg. Since I knew the phone always turned off by itself within a few seconds anyway, I assumed it was no big deal to put it in my pocket while still “on.” After all -- it’s not like I could “touch” it again while it was in there, right?

    Wrong -- apparently the pocket lining in my pants is thin enough that my leg can still touch the screen and do weird things! Well at least I don’t have to take it in for repair anymore. I make sure to always turn it off before it goes in my pocket, and now I don’t have problems.

    So has this happened to anyone else? :D
     
  2. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

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    actually this did happen to me with the music part. My music would skip all the time and it would always happen at the same time for the songs it did skip for. I thought the songs were corrupt but if i seeked through the part were it skipped in the song it worked. I didn't bring it to the apple store cause i unlocked mine, so i could do nothing about it and i knew it wasn't an unlock problem. anyways i sold it so its not my problem anymore
     
  3. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    first, its not an on/off switch, its a sleep/wake. big difference. and also, why would u put it in ur pocket without sleeping it. this is like second nature for me
     
  4. cjandnw macrumors 6502

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    I have had other phones call people or fail to hangup from conversations and subsequently cause a great deal of relationship challenges in the past.

    Since then, I have been paranoid about such incidents and therefore ALWAYS "close" or lock the phone before stowing it in a pocket or pouch.

    That is a GOOD habit to get into my friend.
     
  5. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    be careful, because you can lock the phone and remain on a call if u are using headphones or a bluetooth headset, and i think this also applies during a speakerphone call
     
  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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  7. cjandnw macrumors 6502

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    Yes, been there, done that, bought the T-shirt and now I'm wearing it to the gym...

    But, yes, I am religious about ensuring the phone is disconnected, off, sleep, closed or whatever state it needs to be in to prevent trouble.

    THX
     
  8. Rojo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, yes -- I meant sleep/wake. :rolleyes:

    And yeah, it's second nature NOW. But at the time, I didn't see what the big deal was not putting it to sleep -- since it was going to sleep by itself within seconds anyway. I guess it was to shave off .002 seconds from not pushing the button, or something. Lesson learned!

    Quite serious! :D
     
  9. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe "little Rojo" wanted to surf some porn. :eek:

    I kid, I kid
     
  10. S Brake macrumors regular

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    I had this happen to me with my BB Pearl. I locked the keys and put it in my pocket because I had to carry a bunch of crap to my car. Halfway down the driveway I hear some ringing and a voice say "911, How may I help you?" I immediately crapped my pants and threw my stuff on the ground to get my phone out. Apparently when you lock they keys on a pearl you can initiate an emergency call by pressing and rolling the trackball. Luckily, the speakerphone button got pushed as well so that I could hear it and explain what had happened to the operator.
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    My legs control many things...my iPhone isn't one of them. :)
     
  12. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    NICE! :D :D :D
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yes, it is good to be me!
     
  14. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    I have this problem with my WinMo phone, HTC tytn, if I put it to sleep then into my pocket, if I get a text come through it turns the screen on, I dont always hear a text arrive, and end up pressing all sorts of buttons...one of the billion things I hate about WinMo phones.
     
  15. cjbryce macrumors 6502

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    +1

    Even when I put it to "sleep" and leave it my jacket pocket in the car my TyTn II will often remain awake and touch-sensitive when I get an incoming call/text, resulting in strange applications on the screen but, so far, no outgoing calls because of the number/size of touches it takes to make a call.
     

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