InReach turning on inside of backpack

Yesterday I opened my backpack at a trail head to find my Garmin InReach Explore+ turned on inadvertently with the battery essentially dead... I noticed that for some reason now my GPS does not require the confirmation selection of "turn on" to power the device. I use to have to [power button] -> [left button] -> [check button] to power the device. I cannot find a setting to regain this behavior. Was there a software update??? This seems like a step in the wrong direction and now I will have to worry about storing my GPS in a location it is less likely to get activated

Does anyone know how to change the startup sequence to what I describe? Breaking out the map and compass although a good refresher was not what I was planning on. 

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  • The latest firmware update deleted the power on confirmation (confirmed by the release notes.) I'm not sure why this was done, perhaps due to complaints about the extra keypresses necessary to turn it on? But I agree that it was a good feature and should at least be selectable. I definitely want it back, as it is right now it's an accident waiting to happen (or I guess already has happened.)

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  • The latest firmware update deleted the power on confirmation (confirmed by the release notes.) I'm not sure why this was done, perhaps due to complaints about the extra keypresses necessary to turn it on? But I agree that it was a good feature and should at least be selectable. I definitely want it back, as it is right now it's an accident waiting to happen (or I guess already has happened.)

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