When using the phone app, each press of the phone button is supposed to cycle the page view between 1) speed dial, 2) dial pad, 3) address book and 4) call history. Of late, this function has mysteriously been disabled by some unknown quirk and instead of cycling through, it remains on the speed dial page with each press of the phone button. In order to return the app to its original state, I have to do a hard reboot.

I tried to see if there was an option or preference setting, but couldn't find one. Has anyone experience this problem and if so, advise if there is a more elegant way to rectify this problem?

Also as an aside, I would prefer to have the phone app start on the dial pad page, does anyone know how this can be done if at all?