Disable touch panel on incoming call RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm back with a Windows Mobile device after a couple of years of PalmOS... its good to be back, but what happened to the ability to disable the touch panel on the device when there is an incoming call?


    I find that when I hold the phone to my ear when on a call that all kinds of things are being activated and happening!


    I checked the developers kit and the instructions are there to disable and re-enable the panel, so this should be a "NO BRAINER"!  ...and will be very appreciated by many mobile users (I'm sure).




    Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:24 AM

All replies

  • Brian,

    On some phones, you have the ability to lock the keyboard.  Such as the i760 from verizon, if you hold the "*" key for several seconds it locks the phone, but you can answer an incoming call.  In that mode you can not use the touch screen or any buttons accept hanging up.

    Hope that helps.
    Friday, December 7, 2007 12:36 AM
  • While searching for a way to do this, I found out that on the HP iPAQ 900c (latest phone), just push the power button.  The screen turns off completely, but you can still talk on the phone.


    Must be in a call for this to work.
    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 3:26 PM