AHHHH! Why doesn't the power button hang up calls anyone when next to your face?

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  1. HXGuyAZ macrumors 6502

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    This is going to take some getting used to...hopefully I don't say something I don't want the person on the other end to hear. :p

    I've always hung up a call on my iPhone by pressing the power button, just second nature. And it used to work whether the phone was up to your face or not (with the screen off) but it seems Apple has disabled that? Maybe in an attempt to prevent people from accidentally hanging up with the button now on the side?

    Now you have to move the phone away from your ear (so the screen lights up) before you can use the power button to end the call it seems.
     
  2. Fayt349 macrumors newbie

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    Not once have I hung up using that method since I've been buying iphones from 2008
     
  3. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Well in THAT case... :roll eyes:

    I use the power button to hang up all the time, so this is an interesting change, but clearly a conscious decision by Apple.
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I didn't even know that you could hang up calls this way. :eek:
     
  5. HXGuyAZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really??

    It's great, much easier/faster than actually looking at the phone and pressing End.
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    This is the most likely explanation. If I hold the iPhone in my right hand, I find my thumb is resting in the area where the Wake/Lock button is now located. Way too easy to accidentally press it now and end a call compared to before when it was on top of the phone.

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    Same here. I use it when I don't want to take calls but I didn't know you could hang up an ongoing call using the same method. :p
     
  7. Sparkeze macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't either!
     
  8. zeropointzero macrumors newbie

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    you might be able to enable the power button to do the end call thing in accessibility.

    General>Accessibibity>Switch Control>Switches

    and i said MIGHT, i did not attempt.
     
  9. shaunmed macrumors regular

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    me neither, i thought that just turned the screen off like when youre on bluetooth.
     
  10. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    Oooh. This might explain something the other day - I was in a thread where someone was complaining that the new position would do something while on a call. I tested it (holding it up to my ear) and it didn't do anything and I said so. They replied telling me that I was doing it wrong, so I tested it again... while *looking* at the phone. Of course it disconnected the call, and I thought my phone was just behaving oddly. It didn't occur to me that it might be deliberate behaviour.

    So yeah, now that I've tested it again and replicated this behaviour, I bet that's why :)
     
  11. HXGuyAZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, if connected to BT, then the button just shuts the screen on/off, which is good...but if not on BT, then it ends the calls, which is also good. :)
     
  12. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Just recently my mind was also blown when I learned that you can take pictures by pressing the volume up button instead of touching the screen.
     
  13. HXGuyAZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Come on man! What kind of true Apple fans are you guys...these are things we should all know already. :D

    The volume+ button as a shutter button is SO much better than touching the screen.
     
  14. SSA_ macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Nov 25, 2016 ---
    Found this after searching an hour on the web:

    Do you all remember the Time when we all use to end the calls with the power button? Yes that time is back now now you can end the calls with the power button in the iPhone 6 6+, 6S, 6S +, 7, and 7+.
    you must be wondering how? So the answer is you need to update your iOS to the latest iOS 10 then you need to go to the voice-over settings then audio turn off auto select speaker during calls that's it you are done now whenever you want to end the call you need to away your phone from your ear and then press the power button the call Will be ended
    hope this helps
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You pretty much always (or at least for a long Lin time) have been able to use the lock button to hand up (when not using speakerphone or headphones or some other speakers).
     
  16. SSA_ macrumors newbie

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    Wasn't working for me until I followed the instructions I posted. Pushing the lock button only turned the screen off, but did not hang up my iphone.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Were you using speakerphone or headphones or Bluetooth speaker or something like that?
     
  18. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    iPhone 7 on 10.1.1 works fine for me. Doesn't work if I'm on speaker phone, but that's by design.
     
  19. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    You're dropping knowledge today my friend...I had no idea this was a thing!

    It worked for me, but I had to pull the phone away from my ear. It doesn't seem to work when the screen is off.
     
  20. SSA_ macrumors newbie

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    Sometimes I am on speakerphone, but not usually. Maybe I didn't do it fast enough once I pulled the phone away from my ear to hang up?
     
  21. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Because I like to use speakerphone and turn my screen off?....is a reason they did away with it?
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They didn't do away with anything.
     
  23. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    I see. I never used it. What was the issue with the OP's phone?
     
  24. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    You used to hangup the phone while it was still on your ear? Thats a bit quick don't you think
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And potentially more prone to accidental hangups.
     

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