2 Different 'Slide to Answer' screens?

Dino F

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Someone posted this on another forum :

If someone calls me who is NOT in my contacts, I get the "slide to answer" screen. If they ARE in my contacts I get the green/red accept/decline buttons instead.

Is this normal behaviour? It seems a little strange to have two different screens for essentially the same task.
Anyone care to test if this is indeed the case with iOS 7.1?!
 

marvz

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Why don't you test it for yourself? :p you just need one more phone.

Anyway, just did it with an iPhone 5s (7.1) and I can say it is not true. Both times I get the slide to answer screen.
The reason is not if the number is in your contacts but if your iPhone is already unlocked. If it is unlocked you get the green and red buttons.
 

Dino F

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Why don't you test it for yourself? :p you just need one more phone.

Anyway, just did it with an iPhone 5s (7.1) and I can say it is not true. Both times I get the slide to answer screen.
The reason is not if the number is in your contacts but if your iPhone is already unlocked. If it is unlocked you get the green and red buttons.
....I think that is a little incorrect?! My phone is always locked but I always get the green/red buttons to answer/decline?!
 

Tyler23

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...so are you saying that if you're phone is locked, you get the green/red buttons to answer/decline but if your phone is unlocked, you get the 'slide to answer' screen?!
You got it backwards from what the person you quoted said. Other way around.
 

marvz

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....I think that is a little incorrect?! My phone is always locked but I always get the green/red buttons to answer/decline?!
No! I just tested it again.. if the iPhone is locked you get the slide to answer button and the red/green only if it is not locked.
 

Dino F

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No! I just tested it again.. if the iPhone is locked you get the slide to answer button and the red/green only if it is not locked.
...actually - yep, you're correct!! Just called from a landline whilst my phone was locked and got the 'slide to answer'. Then unlocked it and got the green/red buttons instead!

Thanks for clarifying....!!!!
 

marvz

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...actually - yep, you're correct!! Just called from a landline whilst my phone was locked and got the 'slide to answer'. Then unlocked it and got the green/red buttons instead!

Thanks for clarifying....!!!!
No problem :)
 

Dino F

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Exactly. Is this really something new or strange for people?
...its not new or strange - its just that I saw someone asking this question on a different forum so thought I would seek the expert advice of the MacRumors crew here, before giving him an answer! ;)
 

cablechris

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Coming from android this is the one thing I do not like. Let me decline a call from the lock screen... I don't want to have to hit the power or volume button to stop it just let me hit decline!
 

Tiptizzle

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Coming from android this is the one thing I do not like. Let me decline a call from the lock screen... I don't want to have to hit the power or volume button to stop it just let me hit decline!
Is there a slide to decline button on Android?