Decline call in 7.1 when locked.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by thinkadam, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. thinkadam macrumors regular

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    #1
    7.1 seems to take away the decline button when a call comes in and the phone is locked.
    You are forced to slide to answer or reply with a message.
    The sleep wake button seems to stop the ringing but not really a decline.

    By the way, the decline button is there when the phone is unlocked.

    This is an annoying change. Often the phone is on my desk and need to decline a call quickly from the lock screen.

    Anyone else notice this?
     
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  3. hamis92, Mar 16, 2014
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    hamis92 macrumors 6502

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    There never was a decline button for incoming calls on-screen when the phone is locked, in any version of iPhone OS. The sleep-wake button has always been used for that purpose.

    I wonder why people seem to think otherwise...

    To illustrate my point, I attached two images from prior versions. One shows iOS 7 before 7.1 and the other iOS 1-5. No decline buttons in sight.
     

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  4. bd4 macrumors member

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    #4
    It's because on iOS 6, you could swipe up on the incoming call screen to get additional options (e.g. decline). You can see it here for example:

    http://cdn.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ios6-phone-options.jpg

    Double-click the sleep button works well, but it's not really intuitive. If you're new to iOS, it's not explained in any way...

    EDIT: Your screenshot must be showing iOS 5 or older. In iOS 6 they definitely added the option to swipe up on the call screen when the phone is locked.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    x2.

    Weird they changed the lock screen options but double-clicking the sleep button has always been the quickest way for me to decline a call.
     
  6. hamis92 macrumors 6502

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    You're right. I incorrectly remembered it was added in iOS 6.1 or something, but I checked the changelogs and it indeed was added in 6.0. I edited my original post to remove this misinformation.
     
  7. thinkadam thread starter macrumors regular

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    I stand corrected. Guess I was unlocked and was under impression decline was there.

    Thanks all for the help
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's too bad they removed that ability from the lock screen.
     

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