How to disable "Slide to answer phone"?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fobmysterio, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. fobmysterio macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    right now whenever someone calls me and my phones locked up, a slide shows up and i need to slide it to answer the phone... i talked to my cousin about it and she said she only see Answer and Reject button while people are calling...

    so how do I disable the slide to answer phone without disabling auto lock? thanks in advance!
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000


    Oct 20, 2007
  3. fobmysterio thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    hm.. i guess i'll ask her when i see her today
  4. fobmysterio thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
  5. leodavinci0 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2006
    not old firmware

    During a call the option to accept or reject a call is part of the newest firmware. There is no way to disable the slide to answer option. You will always need to slide to unlock the phone after locking it, unless you double click the home button to control music, that is if you're playing music.
  6. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2005
    You get the Answer/Reject options if the phone is already unlocked (not as in SIM-unlocked, obviously).

    If the phone's locked, you'll need to slide to answer (or press the top button once to silence the ringing and leave it to eventually go to answerphone, or press the top button twice to cut the caller directly to answerphone).
  7. fobmysterio thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    so all the firmware out there is suppose to have Slide to Answer?
  8. southerndoc macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Yes. If you want to reject the call while the phone is locked, push the on/off button twice (once silences it, twice routes it to voicemail).
  9. zmit macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2008
    i guess none of them answered his question....

    so basically the only way to avoid the 'slide to answer' is to make sure it doesnt lock itself..... which is... uh... impractical
    and therefore you can not disable the slide to answer without disabling autolock

    anyone correct me?
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Cant disable slide to answer.
    If the phone is on lock mode theres no other way to answer a call.
    If the phone is awake you can press the answer or reject button.
  11. DannyGee macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2013
    So, similar problem. I can't answer my iPhone 5 while outdoors in the bright sunshine. Just happened this morning. I could not see the screen to slide to answer! Very in convenient. There needs to be an option to touch a button.
  12. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Well to give you an alternative Danny, you can use PhoneEnhancer by Vertex to force it to always go to buttons. It does a lot of other stuff but you don't have to set it.

    OP's friend (I know, it's from 2008) is probably just on her phone often so when she gets a call it is already open, and as discussed, will show the buttons.

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