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« on: March 24, 2023, 06:44:14 PM »
and few are more active than loggers and sawyers. I have an iPhone and find that settings change when the phone is just in my pocket. E.g., the loudness of the text and email notifications, for example, can change so much it shocks me or I can't hear it. I have played with haptics trying to change the sensitivity to jolts and sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't. Maybe those settings change too. How do you deal with this?
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Re: Cell Phones settings for active people
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2023, 06:45:49 PM »
Not have an iphone
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Re: Cell Phones settings for active people
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2023, 08:17:04 PM »
You need a case that keeps the side buttons from being pushed inadvertently.   I used to use one of the leather opens like a book types for this, that also kept the face from being fumbled with.

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Re: Cell Phones settings for active people
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2023, 08:26:24 PM »
I use one of these:  Phone Holster  I prefer the XL for my use.

There are many different sizes/options.
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2023, 08:26:54 PM »
Tge screen is being touched while you're moving, it'll need to be turned off or a case or the phone turned away from you in your pocket

I have leather cases for my s22 ultra with a thicker case over the phone for drops 
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2023, 08:55:51 PM »
A good phone case, but I don't know which are good ones.

This is a prototype phone case I made years ago.  I made lots of tweaks to them the first year or so.



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The original was indestructible made out of aluminum and ABS, which I later changed to Kydex.  The Rambo types liked them, but I had to quite making them as it was too much like work!

Besides the protection, it is the fastest holster on the draw and no fumbles putting the phone back in the case.  I put one on every day.

I still make one every year or two.  Latest model has backup behind the phone, a P365.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2023, 09:16:50 AM »
Like another mentioned I had this problem if the screen was pointed towards my body in the pocket. A little sweat/ moisture and the screen would get activated and goofy things would start happening. Once I started facing the screen away from my body it never happened again. 

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2023, 10:27:03 AM »
Alan, that is interesting and helpful. I put the screen next to my body to protect it from being hit and possibly cracked (screen, not body😁). Maybe thatís why a case works. Iíll flip it. Thanks. 

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2023, 10:55:43 AM »
@Larry +1 on your phone backup!  SAS model here, daily companion.
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2023, 04:30:20 PM »
Like another mentioned I had this problem if the screen was pointed towards my body in the pocket. A little sweat/ moisture and the screen would get activated and goofy things would start happening. Once I started facing the screen away from my body it never happened again.

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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2023, 06:21:21 PM »
Need to use a phone case that secures the phone and covers and protects the screen.
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2023, 09:48:42 PM »
I like my mil speck Kyocera phone, without a case it's water proof, shock proof, dust proof, etc.  First one I had I dropped into a mud puddle climbing out of a skidder so I found a non muddy puddle to rinse it off in - now that's what a phone should be.  The Beltron hard cases work well for me - last about a year and they take a beating the whole time, usually it's the clip that gets broken off by a board or a cow, or some other large object. 

Since we are on the topic I back up my Kyocera with an H+K 45C wrapped in Kydex, it's the perfect combination.  ;D 
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Re: Cell Phones settings for active people
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2023, 08:40:04 AM »
I use an Otterbox.  With thick but flexible rubber on the outside, I can't tell you how many time I drop my phone or take it out of my pocket as a cash register ringing up customers.  Accidental button pushed are not allowed, or I may screw up someone's register ticket.  

The I put a press on screen protector on the Iphone and remove the from glass from the Otterbox if it happens to come with one, (it's too thick) and the Otterbox protects the phone and reduces tactile effectiveness of the buttons on the side so that they have to be purposefully pressed to work them, which is exactly way I want.  I've been doing this so long through so many Iphones, when I buy a new or updated iPhone, I just tell the sales guy "Put a scratch protector on the front glass and stick it in an Otterbox, no not the pink one...".

I put the phone in my front pocket, winter or summer, with the screen to my leg, whether I'm driving and using phone CarPlay link to my truck, or using the sawmill, and it is protected from sweat, sawdust, everything.  I put the screen to my leg so that if I put the phone in my front pocket and the screen doesn't go dark, the screen will generate heat and I can feel it on my leg, so I reach down and press the lock button and done.

I keep it on ring and vibrate, so I can feel it vibrate on my leg if I'm around machinery and can't hear it, and if it rings when I don't want to hear the tone, I reach down and squeeze my pocket where the mute button is on the phone and the ringer goes silent.

It also is the perfect size to fit in the Ram X grip in may excavator or skid steer.  It's also the exact same size as the P365 in my other pocket with a grip pocket slip, so when I'm walking around it looks like I have two cell phones in my pocket.  

@Southside  and I must think alike, a "phone" in each pocket.  I'm not sure if that's good or bad.... :D :D

   
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2023, 09:02:58 AM »
You can also make it to where the external buttons do not change the sound/s volume. Even in a rubberized edge protector case and screen facing away from my body, the recessed vibrate toggle still gets hit, putting my phone on silent/vibrate. I also have it to where volume settings cant be changed with the external volume buttons. 
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2023, 03:06:10 PM »
I use a pick up truck to protect the phone.  Leave the dang thing on the console between the seats.   Keeps it dry, clean  and warm and I don't have to carry, look at, or answer it till quitting time.   8)

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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2023, 08:19:54 PM »
Trouble is, my other job at the mill is as the receptionist, business manager, delivery manager, customer support, acquisition manager, and general answering machine.  I also use it as my remote cash register to ring up money.  No way to leave the phone during business hours, it keeps me in business.  But I understand, the durn things can be real aggravating.  
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Re: Cell Phones settings for active people
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2023, 09:14:03 PM »
The only reason I have a cell phone is because I am in the woods alone.
The wife wants me to be able to call her if I get hurt. 
I only cut on my land, but a lot of times I am coming out of the woods at 8-9pm.
So if I start cutting at 1pm, I could have a long wait before help shows up.
Since I posted, I have a flip phone for all of the reasons being posted.
I had a flat phone. That did not last long. So back to a flip phone.
I don't need all that fancy stuff, the wife has it.  ;D
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