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userDuW9F5shP3
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Selects And Opens Things ON In My Pocket!

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I keep my S8 in a kangaroo pocket on the chest of my coveralls [think 'farmer denim coveralls'] It's never pressed hard against my body.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8 + Set for left-hand user [me!] + Latest update [Android Pie Version G950U1UEU5DSC1 / G950U1OYM5DSC1] + NO SCREEN PROTECTOR OF ANY TYPE!

 

When I have this phone ON, I keep this on Home Screen with NO icons (no weather, no time, no widgets, no Google, NOTHING)

I set SETTINGS > Display > Edge Panels OFF

I set SETTINGS > Display > Quick-open notification OFF

I set SETTINGS > Display > Rotate to landscape OFF

I set SETTINGS > Display > Hard press Home button = 5 of 5

I set SETTINGS > Display > Unlock with Home button - ON

I set SETTINGS > Display > Navigation = buttons (not gestures)

 

Despite me trying to be careful, I eventually resorted to turning this phone OFF most of every day.  Not only do I miss incoming phone calls, but it is STILL too sensitive when I turn it ON.  When I select an app longer than 1 screen, it scrolls to the extreme top or bottom.

 

What is the point of having a phone, than I can't leave it ON?  Then when I do turn it ON, it's TOO SENSITIVE.  Is there an answer on this forum?

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Samsung Moderator
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Selects And Opens Things ON In My Pocket!

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Give this a try: If you chose the swipe screen lock for your device and use it the same way do you experience these symptoms?

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Selects And Opens Things ON In My Pocket!

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Do you have any security options such as swipe set up on your device?

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userDuW9F5shP3
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Selects And Opens Things ON In My Pocket!

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I don’t think so ...

 

Lock Screen:

Screen lock type - None

Always On Display .and. Roaming Clock are both ON.

Everything else is OFF

 

Biometrics And Security:

Face Recognition OFF

Irises OFF

Fingerprints OFF

 

Advanced Features:

Smart Capture ON

Everything else is OFF

 

Motions And Gestures >

Lift To Wake ON

Smart Stay ON

Smart Alert ON

Easy Mute ON

Direct Call OFF

One-handed Mode OFF

Finger sensor gestures OFF

Palm swipe to capture OFF

Swipe To Call OR Send Messages OFF

 

Did I answer your question?  Something I should change?

 

Thanx for the fast response!

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Selects And Opens Things ON In My Pocket!

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Give this a try: If you chose the swipe screen lock for your device and use it the same way do you experience these symptoms?

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userDuW9F5shP3
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Selects And Opens Things ON In My Pocket!

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OK ~ I'll try it for a few days, and see what happens!  I'll let you know one way, or the other.  Thanx again for the advice.

 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Selects And Opens Things ON In My Pocket!

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You're welcome. Please keep us posted and let us know if we can assist you further.

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userDuW9F5shP3
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Selects And Opens Things ON In My Pocket!

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Thank you ALL for your suggestions ~ you fixed my problem!

 

After trying both 'Swipe To Unlock' and 'Lift To Wake' I went with 'Swipe To Unlock'   'Lift To Wake' was manly for horizontal pick-ups, and my problems with Galaxy S8 were vertical (in my kangaroo pocket).  I mowed my lawn one day, then took a day-long ride on my motorcycle the next. I didn't get any unexpected openings!

 

When I initially set 'Swipe To Unlock' Galaxy also turned ON 2 small icons at the bottom-corners on the "new" Home Screen ~ a small phone and small camera icons.  Arghhh ~ I fussed around and found Settings > Lock Screen > App Shortcuts > Left shortcut and Right Shortcut.  I turned both of them OFF.  I DIDN’T want more "shortcuts" since I already had problems opening unexpected apps in my pocket.

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Selects And Opens Things ON In My Pocket!

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Try disabling Life to wake and see if it helps. 

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Samsung_FTID9rd
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Maybe try keeping a lock on your phone 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Maybe try keeping a lock on your phone 🤷🏻‍♀️

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