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Is it possible to remove this feature? It's really annoying when you miss-click on it. Since my iPhone lags a lot this happens too often.

  • iOS version: 4.2.1
  • iPhone: 3G
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Unfortunately there is no way to do this in native iOS.

The emergency call option is available with both the simple and complex passcode.

I assume the goal is that it would allow anyone to make an emergency call even if they don't know or forgot the passcode, and as a result could be an important safety feature.

The only way to disable it is to turn off the passcode - something with obvious undesirable effects.

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I don't want anyone to be able to use my iPhone, since it's my phone. if you are able to make emergency phone calls, people could do it as a prank. – Alvar Jan 21 '13 at 19:03
@Alvar, Yes. Agreed. However, I'm guessing it also goes with the fact that all cell phones are supposed to be able to perform an emergency call - regardless of the current standing with the carrier. While I see what you are saying about playing a prank, I probably have other issues if someone has my iPhone that would play a prank like that. And, second, I know if I need to make an emergency call, chances are I want access to that very quickly. Just my 2¢. – bassplayer7 Jan 21 '13 at 19:09

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