My android phone is being a nob.

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  • My android phone is being a nob.
  • 1) Every call answered goes straight on to the speaker. I can’t find where/how to turn this off.

    2) The screen auto rotates even with that option turned off.

    Anyone know how to fix these?

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Get an iPhone 😈

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Get an iPhone 😈

    scotroutes
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    Don’t get an iPhone unless you want to double post everything.

    OK, tried that, but can’t find an iPhone in my house πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Sounds like a fault with the hardware, rather than the os?

    How to fix? Get an iPhone.

    scotroutes
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    Have you tried switching it off and on again (seriously)?

    A complete reset (carefully saving all data first)?

    Premier Icon aracer
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    ScotRoutes wrote:

    Don’t get an iPhone unless you want to double post everything.

    Oh I posted that from my android phone

    As you suggest, when I’ve had similar weird problems, turning it off and back on seems to sort them out.

    I have, fixed the auto rotate but only temporarily, it starts up again after a while.

    Switching off that is, not a reset.

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2FB1P_Mn8[/video]

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    What phone is it?

    Mine has an answer button I can drag to ‘answer’, ‘speaker’ or ‘voicemail’ – I do hesitate to suggest it, but user error?

    btbb
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    Had a problem answering calls on a Nexus 5 and the issue was traced to the screen protector I’d put on. Removed it and it works ok. May not solve your problem though!

    globalti
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    Do a hard reboot, by taking the battery out, which you can’t do with an iPhone. Solves everything.

    Well I thought I’d backed it up but seem to have lost everything after a factory reset. Which didn’t solve the problems.

    Does it show a little car in the status bar when someone calls you? Speakerphone and screen rotation sounds like it thinks it is in one of those car phone cradle things…

    No, doesn’t do that.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    You have to take the battery out to a hard reboot. How prehistoric.

    scotroutes
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    Very few phones (Android or otherwise) let you take the battery out. It’s usually a key-press combination

    CountZero
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    Do a hard reboot, by taking the battery out, which you can’t do with an iPhone. Solves everything.

    On an iPhone, you can do a hard reset just with a button combo.
    And being able to take out the battery totally compromises the structure of the phone: you can’t have a waterproof or water-resistant phone and be able to take out the battery.

    After all that, it appears that both problems were being caused by fluff in the mini USB port – presumably causing some sort of short circuit that made the phone think it was in a car holder or something???

    fasthaggis
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    Are you saying it was a fluffing problem all along? πŸ˜›

    Appears so. You’d think a man that had to empty his navel of fluff every day would think to check this straight away.

    Premier Icon cp
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    An iPhone wouldn’t have got dust in its socket πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon roger_mellie
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    No, an iPhone would’ve just run out of power.

    Premier Icon boriselbrus
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    And being able to take out the battery totally compromises the structure of the phone: you can’t have a waterproof or water-resistant phone and be able to take out the battery.

    Well that’s bollocks. My Galaxy xcover3 has a removable battery and is waterproof to IP67 – 1m for 30 minutes. I also have cameras and GPS units which do the same. Maybe your comment should be “apple can’t make a phone with a removable battery which could cope with anything more than a steamy bathroom”.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    No, an iPhone would’ve just run out of power.

    Androids never run out of power? They’ve invented perpetual energy?

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