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Notifications shouldn't unlock media controls

asked 2018-06-07 19:38:42 +0300

Federico gravatar image

updated 2018-06-07 20:21:04 +0300

Currently, when one receives a notification while the screen is off, the display turns on briefly and the notification is displayed on the "lock screen" (I think that's how it's called). At its bottom there are the media control keys, if a compatible media player is open. These buttons are fully functional also from the lock screen, and it is easy to press them by mistake, for instance if I receive a notification while the phone is in my pocket (a variant of pocket dialing / butt dialing).

Feature request: these buttons should be locked or made invisible when the display turns on for a notification.

It's already happened to me twice that my death metal playlist suddenly started playing at full volume while I was in a quiet room. :(

(Xperia X, no lock code set.)

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When your phone is in your pocket screen should be off all the time because of proximity sensor. Screen turns on only when proximity sensor is not covered.

atlochowski ( 2018-06-07 20:59:40 +0300 )edit

@atlochowski That makes sense, but clearly something went wrong with it in practice, otherwise the death metal accident would not have happened.

Federico ( 2018-06-14 20:00:47 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-06-08 08:49:35 +0300

jovirkku gravatar image

@Federico: Consider turning off the option "Show notifications when device is locked" at Settings > Device lock.

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That's a workaround, not a solution :) As stated in the first comment to the op, the screen should also stay of at all times, when in pocket. Regardless if the setting to wake screen on notification is enabled.

Mohjive ( 2018-06-08 12:10:20 +0300 )edit

It's already off (default state). I believe it does nothing when you have no lock code set.

Federico ( 2018-06-14 20:09:20 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2018-06-07 19:38:42 +0300

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