Cmon Apple, it’s almost 2019. Phone calls should not be hijacking the screen

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by Jades, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Jades macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2012
    How many times have you been typing up an email or finishing up a message and then a call (mostly spam) just pops up? And half the time the call gets accidentally answered. Maybe an early Christmas present this year to resolve this? Android has solved it for years now.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    I don’t get any phone calls so it’s not an issue for me.

    Even spammers have learned to avoid me because I’m just happy to talk with somebody. By the end they’re the ones hanging up.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  4. andyw715 macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2013
    I wish I could remove that stupid Phone app.
  5. ectospheno macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2005
    It is called an iPad.
  6. bbfc macrumors 68040

    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle, England.
    You want your iPhone to stop acting like a phone? Why don’t you just get an iPad then.
  7. decafjava macrumors 68040


    Feb 7, 2011
    I'd say an iPod Touch but those are pretty much on borrowed time now so yea, an iPad.
  8. snow755 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2012
    sounds like you need Robokiller app it may be $30 but it works really well
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It can help decrease unwanted/spam calls, but it wouldn't really address the actual underlying issue (in a sense) that is being described.
  10. Jades thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2012
    Even valid calls that come in - there should be no reason that it is hijacking the entire screen. Especially when trying to type or finish a message, this can be extremely inconvenient when you press the green button by mistake, especially when you don't want to answer that call.
  11. Jason B macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2010
    THis has been a problem forever. If you jailbreak it, no problem, they have a fix, But I lost that JB with the iphone xs.
  12. -BigMac- macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Why are you getting so many spam calls? Must be a USA thing? I get like one a year in australia..
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    One of those different things in different countries type of things it seems. That said, it seems like that's a tangential thing as far as what's all this about -- the OP really didn't even need to mention it as it doesn't have much to do with the actual topic, and kind of keeps on taking attention away from it.
  14. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    It varies from person to person. I get a few a day. My wife gets one every few months. Sometimes you’re number gets on some God forsaken call list. Sometimes it doesn’t.
  15. MisterSavage macrumors 65816


    Nov 10, 2018
    I had to give Robokiller the boot. I was on a call with Chase and they needed to call me back. I couldn't figure out what was taking so long and it turns out that Robokiller was intercepting the calls. Even worse, I had it set to play a random long conversation recording so each time the guy called he thought he was talking to a different person. When I realized what was happening I had to call them back and explain the whole situation to a skeptical agent. Ugh.

    "Robocalls in the US have reached an all-time high, with an estimated 147 million spam calls being made per day."
  16. Minorite macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2018
    Full screen incommingcalls and volume control in the middle of the screen will be fixed with Cthulhu awakening, not earlier. Heap of feedback sent to Apple for a long time by millions of people, and no result so far...


    Nov 14, 2018
    Ha. I have over 100 blocked phone numbers from spam for credit cards, debt consolidator programs, mortgage programs, real estate agents, lot's of auto glass providers, home health benefits, Windows "security team" letting me know my PC is compromised (I don't own a PC). It get's crazy at times. Lately it has been a bunch of guys with names like Kevin, Jason, or David, from "Home Health Benefits". They all sound like they are form India, and their numbers are spoofed.
  18. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2018
    Fountain City
    You know if your user name is ‘oldguywithahifi’ that might explain that home health spam! Lol. My mother, may she RIP, passed away in 1979 and people are still trying to sell her hearing aids.
  19. treichert macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2007
    Aachen, Germany
    Yes, the phone function is the least used feature on my iPhones from the very first one on.
  20. killhippie macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2016
    Its the most used function on my phone, because its is a phone. I don't use social media like snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, twitter etc. I either text/iMessage or more often than not make a call. I like to utilise that old fashioned verbal communication function that phones have. I detest typing on smartphones (I was so much faster typing using a Nokia with T9 predictive text) Also Siri once thought I lived in "bugger Island" when I used dictation, luckily the other person found that immensely funny. So a call tends to get things done just fine and it adds the ability to every now explain to someone what you actually meant in the text you sent them, rather than what they perceived you meant based on the kind of day they were having at the time. ;)
  21. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    One swipe to the right at the bottom of the screen and you’re back where you were before the call.


    Nov 14, 2018
    Good point. I'm in my early 50's, and also get advertisements for hearing aids, medicare, and AARP. I think they are jumping the gun a bit. Sorry about you mom.
  23. laszlo182 macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    You can always decline right? :D
  24. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like part of the point there is that if the call comes in whole you are in the middle of doing something you can already accidentally accept it without even fully realizing it given that it just takes over the screen as you are doing something on it and might be in the middle of typing or tapping in something as part of a game.
  25. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    I like how my Samsung does it for work. You can CHOOSE to just have a banner with the accept and declined button on top if the phone is unlocked or you can simple swipe it away.

    iOS does have banners, not sure why it doesn’t have it for calls too

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