Answering calls with iOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by kenknotts, Sep 23, 2013.

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    Hello. I have an iPhone 5s with iOS 7 and whenever my phone rings, I only have the option to slide to answer. What happened to sliding the other way to ignore the call or send them a message?
     
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    dhlizard

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    There is a Message button (along with a Remind Me button)
     
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    Thanks, didnt see that. So will the remind me button reject the call?
     
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    dhlizard

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    I have no idea, I generally answer my calls
     
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    burgerking2

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    In IOS 7:

    If you get a call and your phone screen is off, you get 3 options:

    Remind
    Message
    Answer

    If you get a call and your phone screen is on since you're already using it, you get 4 options:

    Remind
    Message
    Decline
    Answer

    That being said, I think that the REMIND and MESSAGE options need to be hidden or minimized, as they were in IOS 6.

    99.9% of the time, when I get a phone call, I want to answer or decline, so those buttons should be bigger and more prominent. I would rarely if never use use the "Remind Me" or "Message" options.

    But in IOS 7, these are all the same size, which is not good usability and could lead to errors when trying to answer a phone call.
     
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    this has been bugging me a lot. I have a lot of calls I need to reject on a daily basis. There has to be a way to reject a phone call...
    Edit:
    Just double-click the power button and the phone will reject the call :)
     
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    Tyler23

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    Double press the power/sleep/wake button. One press silences a call, two presses declines a call.
     
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    Just another in a laundry list of reasons I reverted back to iOS 6. Not interested in having to double click the power/sleep/wake button to decline a call. Much prefer being able to just tap the button on-screen which is prominently displayed mind you and actually looks like a button.
     
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    Tyler23

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    Hitting remind me later or send a message both decline the call as well.
     
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    More prominent just because you don't use them? I actually use them frequently, especially when in meetings at work or my language classes.

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    I actually like that. I can silence it so it doesn't annoy people, then step away to take the call.
     
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    burgerking2

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    Yes I realize every one has different needs and this is my personal opinion and experience only :)

    I only wish we had the option to display the options we needed or most frequently use. But it seems Apple is not always the best about allowing different options in the user interface

    As Jony Ives said in the keynote about IOS 7, it's all about simplicity. So for me to have 2 extraneous large buttons, that I will never use, ends up adding clutter, when all I want to do is answer a phone call
     
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    I was dismayed at first when I noticed the decline option was removed. Now that I have thought about it, remind me later actually does the same thing and reminds you later. So instead of double tapping sleep buttons, just tap remind me later.
     
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    And ignoring them on a per call basis (if you don't need to use one of them) is an issue ?

    I would think the only real concern would be that the button you wish to select for a given call is displayed on the screen
     
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    burgerking2

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    I prefer things simple, like Jony Ive.

    So I don't like to see large buttons for things I never use right next to buttons I use 99.999% of the time.

    For example, let's the say the lock screen had 20 different buttons on it, it would be way too cluttered for me. I like having just the time, date, and the unlock feature when I turn my phone on.
     
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    MasterHowl

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    You can press either volume button while it's ringing to stop it ringing/vibrating.

    I'm pretty sure you can press the lock button to hang up too (I think!)
     
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    j4zb4

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    You get a list of options when you hit those buttons... So even if you hit those buttons by mistake you can just hit cancel and answer the call...

    I don't remember ios6 havin a decline button when the phone is locked...



    You can hit either of the volume buttons to silence too... My phone is normally on my desk, face up... I see a call I don't want to answer I just hit the volume button... Doesn't matter which one I hit...

    And that's one more reason I never understood the flip to mute gimmick... This is so much easier... Also once I flip it to mute and the caller immediately calls back with my phone face down then what...?

    Another thing and a very important thing for me is the hardware switch to silent mode button... Which NOONE has put yet... Innumerable times I have already entered a meeting without putting my phone on silent... And it's not considered nice to remove your phone and play with it once the meeting is underway... Not even for a few seconds with the kind of clients I meet... All I got to do is put my hand in my pocket and flip it... :D one of the main reasons I've been stuck here for the past 6 years... :D

    Sorry for OT... :p
     
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    In iOS 6 those options were "protected" by a small pull up type of slider--you would pull up on it and reveal all those options, including decline button. Seems like a better implementation overall, and still provides all the options too, but I guess perhaps doesn't quite fit in with the iOS 7 design (so far) with the pull up slider.
     
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    I noticed this too, but like another member said if your phone screen is on, you will have the option to decline the call, otherwise you can silence it by pressing any button and decline by double tapping the power button.

    This isn't a problem for me personally, as I usually answer my phone when it rings.
     
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    j4zb4

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    Oh yeaaa... The pull up slider... Seems like ages ago... :p Beta user since day 1... :p

    I never actually remembered hitting it... In fact it's in iOS 7 that I use these features... Because they are right there... I iOS 6 I would just double click the power button in a reflex action and then I would remember about the slider... But it was always too late... Lol...
     

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