The other day my phone rang while i was in another room, and as usual i knew that if i didnt answer it i would be polite enough to ring the caller back as soon as i could. So i let the phone ring and carried on with what i was doing.
To my surprise i started hearing a voice coming from my phone… it had for some reason gone and answered the call by itself and placed the call onto loudspeaker!
Sure enough i took the call, mainly because i had no choice!
Thinking afterwards i just assumed that it was a one-off thing, as it had never done this to me before.
Later that day another call came in…. i was again busy at the time so let it ring… and yes my phone done the same thing!
Scratchng around on some android forums showed other people were having the same issue with their Galaxy S3 answering calls by itself, but all of the suggestive replies of help seemed based on people guessing on a resolution.
So anyway, after a bit of self analysis etc i removed the fact that it was any background or running apps. I dont tend to use call-based apps such as caller ID or other so called “essential phone apps” as the S3 has all of the sort of fancy stuff built into it (yes just dive deep into your menus and you will see).
The problem is caused from having the ‘voice cmd for apps‘ enabled, as this listens out for any noises or sounds being made in order to take a voice command.
While your phone rings from an incoming call you are able to answer the call by simply telling your phone to do so, which also means that any background noise such as a television or general conversation around you can be mistaken for a voice command… thus answering your phone without you knowing!
To access the option press the menu button while your phone is showing the home screen, then you can find it as follows…
Settings / Voice / S Voice settings
Just dissable the ‘Voice cmd for apps’ option and your problem is solved!