iPhone 7 plus is disabled message coming up

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Twice this has happened both during a workout

    Happened to anybody else? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    how were you carrying the device? Strongly suggest for the display to face outward if it's in the pocket of your pants
     
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Normally just in my gym shorts. In fairness I just slide it in so don’t always check but from now on I will. Just odd as it never happened on my 6s plus.
     
  4. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    I believe it's due to the raise to wake feature that wakes the screen, then skin contact keys in wrong passcode numerous times
     
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    Interesting, thanks for that. Will have to monitor it and put my phone in a certain way next time.
     
  6. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    Thing about this raise to wake is that it would still wake even in the pocket/bag. Try covering the the proximity sensor and raise, it'll still wake. Whereas always on Siri turns off with proximity sensor covered.
     
  7. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    can always switch the raise to wake off?
     
  8. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I could yes but it’s a feature I like to use. Become so normal now to use it so would be tough to not use but if it keeps happening then I may well do.
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Its an iPhone 7. Even if raise to wake was to activate in your pocket, you would still need to click the home button for the passcode screen to popup, and not being a physical button, that couldn't happen through skin contact through your pants.
     
  10. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    Good point. It can still happen though. Try Raise to wake, tap on an on screen notification, or swipe to widgets screen and tap on a notification such as calendar. It'll start to prompt for passcode at that point.
     
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    Ah didn't think of widgets. But still shocked raise to wake is activating on its own.
     
  12. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Are your shorts thin material? Maybe your legs/thighs are doing accidental presses. See if you can press the home button and/or register a screen touch through your shorts. :D
     
  13. kevroc macrumors 6502

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    You definitely need to be careful with this, I had mine at something like 25 million minutes and it was a major pita to resolve. I has wearing running shorts for a couple of hours and it must've been detecting login attempts.
     
  14. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Well it does concern me seeing as it was 1 minute last time then went to 5 today. I wear thin ish gym shorts and it happened both times on the spinning bike.
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    yeah they are. Will have to give it a try ha. certainly don't have the issue with my jeans.
     
  15. smarks90 macrumors regular

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    I turn off the "raise to wake" in the display settings because I had this happen to me. the up/down motion of running was causing me to lock myself out of my phone. haven't had the issues since turning the raise to wake feature off during workouts.
     
  16. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Well i have turned it off for now to see if this issue dissappears.
     
  17. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    Raise to wake generally uses the ambient light sensor to detect when it's in a pocket though.
     
  18. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't unfortunately. Try covering the sensors and move your phone up, it'll still wake
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Correct, it wakes the screen much darker but still wakes. :D
     
  20. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    I was going by the behaviour on other phones, I guess decided not to use it.
     
  21. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    Yea, I thought it would be logical for them to disable the feature like how they do for always on Siri.. kinda disappointed they seem to have "forgotten" this bit lol
     

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