Hi, I had posted this in the Lounge but can't find it anymore.
Here goes: I have my iPhone since summer, but something I don't seem to be able, to simply push any button, to answer the phone, especially when it was asleep. (Same with the alarms, by the way.) There is always that unlock slide thingie, and I have lost several calls while pushing that darn thing.
Am I missing something here? With my Sony-Ericsson, I could just pick up the phone and bingo....
"Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht" (Humour means laughing despite of it)
I dunno, Eck... I've had mine for close to two years and the "unlock slide thingie" has by now, become second nature.
It might not be ideal, but I can't think of a better case scenario of the top of my head when a touch screen is involved. I wonder how other touch-phones prevent inadvertent activation due to unintentional touches. It seems that a specific action (such as the specific swiping in the iPhone) is as good as any other means. I could be wrong though.
If it never locks, the screen will stay on and apps that would otherwise pause (non-audio apps mainly) will stay running. Battery life will tank. And butt-calls remain a risk too
I don't auto-lock, but I DO lock manually when I put it in my pocket.
Most other phones seem to have a button AND an action to activate the phone. The action might be holding the button down, or it might be opening the clamshell. Single-touch activation would be a problem on any phone.
One tip, though: when the phone rings, you can hit Sleep to silence the ring (nice emergency measure). Hit a second time to send the call to voicemail. All without unlocking or using the touchscreen.
And if you're using the iPhone's headphones (or other 'phones with a remote), you can just click the remote to answer a call (and again to hang up).
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