First full day with the G5 Plus. I see this has been asked about earlier models of Moto phones. The G5 Plus has the power button in the most unfortunate position- right in the middle of the phone where you want to hold it. I’ve turned off my phone four times today, usually right in the middle of a call.
With the fingerprint sensor, the power button is essentially never needed. I never turn off my phone on purpose. The only reason to press the button is to wake it up, which I can now do with a finger.
I take a lot of pictures for my work, and I usually set camera apps to use the volume buttons to operate the shutter. That way I can operate the cam one-handed in landscape mode without awkward gymnastics. I’ve hit the power button accidentally over and over today.
I have a case over the phone, but it doesn’t seem to help. I’m getting ready to hack the case with something glued over the power button, so it can’t be pushed unless I remove the case (yeah, I’m an engineer, I do things like this. Drives my family nuts.)
This is pretty annoying for an otherwise great phone. Can the power button be disabled, throttled, is there an app to swap buttons?