Slide to unlock activating in pocket.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by JRoDDz, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    Anyone have a problem with the slide to unlock activating by accident while in your pockets? This have happened several times, and when I pull my phone out, it says locked for xx minutes as if I put in wrong pin multiple times.
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    I've seen a few posts on here with people experiencing the same issue. I would file a bug report.
  3. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    There was another thread on here about that issue with iOS 7. I think Apple needs to up the tolerance (or distance) with Slide To Unlock & Camera.
  4. HCO macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2011
    I think the slide to unlock shouldn't be the whole screen. It needs to be in that one area where is said slide to unlock
  5. MVallee macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Exactly. I've never had a problem with it unlocking in my pocket before iOS 7. Plus if you try swiping only about a third of the way across the screen, it unlocks. I don't know if this was intentional or a bug but I hope they change it.
  6. sankyo macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2013
    How is this happening? Do you have you phones on in your pocket?
  7. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    That was my thought. Doesn't it take a human finger to actually activate the slide?
  8. sankyo macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2013
    Well it can slide against your leg, this actually happened to me in iOS 6 a couple weeks ago, and I was suprised because that doesn't usually happen with iPhones.

    But then I hadn't actually locked it.

    If someone could explain how this happens when it's actually locked, I'd like to know.
  9. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Wait, so on iOS 7, you can slide left-to-right anywhere on the lockscreen to unlock the device? They should ditch the "slide to unlock" text in the usual place toward the bottom, then.

    It's confusing because you see "slide to unlock" and then an arrow underneath that. That originally made me think that you slid up to unlock -- a la Android. Then I realized that even from the lockscreen, sliding up reveals Control Center.
  10. daviddth macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2009
    Happened a few times here, and when phone goes in pocket I put it face towards my body it seems easier to unlock. Back is protected my Otterbox rear cover so bumps are less likely to break it, so I tend to always face the screen to my leg.
  11. Bawstun macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2009
    Yes, and it's kind of annoying. As long as you swipe from the left to the right - anywhere - it will register as a slide to unlock movement. No matter if you try near the time, in the middle between the time & unlock bar, or anywhere.

    Also swiping up to get the camera sometimes I end up bringing up the control panel which is also a minor annoyance.
  12. 22hand macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2009
    I have a different scenario. The "slide to unlock" not always work and I need to restart the phone. This happened 5-6 times yesterday. I don't aware of this in beta 1.
  13. katanna macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2004
    I have been plagued with iOS 7 unlocking in my pocket. I believe that this is due to a low tolerance of sliding WHEN notifications come in.

    The next time you get a notification, try sliding anywhere on the screen except the notification. It takes a significant slide to get it to open. (Slide To Unlock, Control Center, and Notification Center all take a strong slide to unlock.) Now barely flick on the notification itself.

    Seams like if you barely flick on the notification it unlocks the phone which is leading to A LOT of unlocking in my pocket. Hope that they fix this soon!

  14. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    I agree with what you say about notifications.

    It's also a problem with the music controls - they are really easy to trigger now you don't have to press the home button twice.
  15. katanna macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2004
    I think that not having to hit the home button twice to get to the music controls is a mistake...

  16. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    When you are on the lock screen with music controls showing, try pressing the home button once to see if in a second or so the time would appear in place of controls, and hopefully that would at least "lock out" the controls while it's locked.
  17. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2011
    this happened to me in Beta 2, not anymore in beta 3
  18. andrebr macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2007
    Having the same problem here, I posted stupid things on my Facebook and I just realise when I got a text message from someone asking about it. The music app the same, it keeps changing the songs so easy :/
  19. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    This happens to me all the time (never happened prior to iOS 7 as far as I can recall, and I've been using iDevices since 2007!)

    I usually have my headphones on with the phone in my pocket; every time the screen turns on (new texts, notifications, or when using Siri) it tends to unlock on its own and either change tracks or do some other random stuff. It's highly annoying! If they're going to keep it so that the entire screen is a swipe target for unlocking, they really need to enable the proximity sensor to prevent pocket unlocks. In fact, I seem to remember there being some patent for that, which they filed years ago ... ?
  20. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Or maybe they could disable slide-to-unlock when the phone is upside-down? Most people put the phone in their pockets in that orientation, right?
  21. lotzosushi macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2007
    Yeah happens to me every day... Absolutely obnoxious. Half the time when I pull my phone out of my pocket it's on the home screen or trying to text someone a reply. I have to start getting in the habit of putting my screen facing away from my leg now =/ Or if I'm listening to music and get a message, my ears get blasted from accidental sliding of the volume rocker -_-
  22. Gus Van Der Mee macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2013
    I had my iPhone erased like this today. Apparently i managed to enter wrong pin 10 times (phone was in my jeans). How the hell it's reacting to the jeans?
  23. newtestleper macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2013
    Your ORIGINAL post was almost believable. However...
  24. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Anthony Weiner (aka: Carlos Danger) wannabe mayor of NYC having the same problem every time he pulls it out

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