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

HXGuyAZ

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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.
 

Fayt349

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Sep 18, 2014
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Not once have I hung up using that method since I've been buying iphones from 2008
 

WilliamG

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

rui no onna

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Oct 25, 2013
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Maybe in an attempt to prevent people from accidentally hanging up with the button now on the side?
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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I didn't even know that you could hang up calls this way. :eek:
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
 

zeropointzero

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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.
 

kerrikins

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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 :)
 

HXGuyAZ

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me neither, i thought that just turned the screen off like when youre on bluetooth.
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. :)
 

joeblow7777

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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.
 

HXGuyAZ

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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.
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.
 

SSA_

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Nov 25, 2016
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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.
[doublepost=1480127799][/doublepost]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
 

C DM

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[doublepost=1480127799][/doublepost]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
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).
 

SSA_

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Nov 25, 2016
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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.
 

C DM

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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.
Were you using speakerphone or headphones or Bluetooth speaker or something like that?
 

itsmemuffins

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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.
 

BeeGood

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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. :)
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.
 

SSA_

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Nov 25, 2016
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Were you using speakerphone or headphones or Bluetooth speaker or something like that?
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?
 
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