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Power button configuration

2017-11-27, 14:12 PM

Hi

 

Possibly a dumb question here but nothing ventured.......

 

On my G5 I see that for some reason, Motorola decided to swap the positioning of the Power button and Volume rocker button. I'm in the habit of putting the phone in to my pocket head first with the screen towards me. This means that when I get a call and put my hand in my pocket to retrieve it, I am forever pressing the Power button accidentally which seems to mute the ringtone. It's a nuisance.

 

Is there a setting somewhere that will effectively disable that pesky power button when a call is incoming?

 

Thanks

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Re: Power button configuration

2017-11-29, 14:05 PM

I guess the question was more dumb than I thought :smileysad:

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Re: Power button configuration

2018-01-09, 20:00 PM

No, it's absolutely not a dumb question. It's more like a dumb design where putting the main power button in the middle of phone grip was an engineering feat of mindlessness. Please tell me you didn't run this design mockup through a series of normal, everyday customers?

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Re: Power button configuration

2018-01-09, 20:34 PM

Thanks for the reply. It does seem a bit daft doesn't it. In the end I got around the problem by buying a decent gel case which makes it harder to apply pressure to the button in general use. When I actually want to use it I now have to make more of an effort. It's OK but someone in the design team needs to actually use one in anger.

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Re: Power button configuration

2018-01-09, 20:49 PM

Since it's too late to move the button (haha) there's a programming solution that maybe in the slim chance that developers might read this they'll include it. Currently this involves rooting which I will do once I've decided to keep the phone (only had it for a couple of days) but this could be the solution. Basically it requires your password or pin to access the power lock menu screen. You can do this using a Xposed Module called APM+ with the feature "Password protection - Lock power menu items and/or the app itself with a password...". When the screen is off, pressing the power button will turn the screen on but if the screen is already on when pressing the power button you'll be required to enter your code.

 

http://repo.xposed.info/module/hk.kennethso168.xposed.apmplus

 

 

 

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Re: Power button configuration

2018-04-08, 23:17 PM

Not a dumb question. This is a big me too.  I turn my phone off every time I pick it up.  I'm very disappointed.

 

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Re: Power button configuration

2018-04-09, 0:12 AM

I totally agree, what were those engineers and product managers thinking! However I found a solution that's worked great for me and is quite inexpensive. Check out my review of a case here - https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/ROTTQXJ3DIIAP/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B074ZKPWG2. What I did was cut out around the rubber where there power button goes. Slip the case back on and now the power button sits below the level of the case and you don't accidently keep hitting the button. Hope this helps!

 

 

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Re: Power button configuration

2018-04-09, 8:54 AM

 

This case will recess the power button without modifications.  I have been using it for 4 months and very pleased with it. 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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