Declining an incoming call

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  1. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    When my screen is not off and a call comes in I have the simple and easy one button option to DECLINE it. When the phone is in sleep mode (screen off) and a call comes in there is no DECLINE option just a bunch of "leave message" choices which requires first hitting the MESSAGE button then selecting a message to leave (which I don't understand anyway on how they work).

    Is there a SIMPLE 1 TOUCH method to just decline a call and send it to voicemail when the screen is off?

    (5S on AT&T w/latest IOS)
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    The button on the top of your phone that puts it to sleep.
     
  3. Biff... macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on this. I use the top bottom to ignore the phone call
     
  4. mazer75 macrumors newbie

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    This, or you can hit one of the volume buttons which will silence the ringer or stop the vibration alert.
     
  5. TB07-NJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That was easy! Thanks everyone! I knew there had to be a simpler way. :D

    Edit: Just tried it. Actually that seems two require 2 presses. First one stops the phone ringing and the second press sends the call to VM.
     
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    It's to give you a choice. If you press it only once it will ring until voicemail on the other end so the other person does not know you declined the call. I prefer to press it only once.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Exactly, it gives you a more tactful approach to declining a call.
     
  8. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Most definitely. I like that option. :D
     

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