How to stop iPhone from automatically calling missed calls

ajxoxo

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Apr 27, 2012
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Is there a way to change a setting so that my iPhone doesn't automatically call missed callers. This happens ALL the time. When I miss a call and look ans scroll through the call history to see who called... Even if I just press the number then my iPhone just dials the number.
 

dictoresno

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Apr 30, 2012
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Ok so does the phone call back on its own, literally dials itself, or is it only when you go to click on the number to view?

If its the latter, that's the way iOS is set up. You can't click the number to view, you need to click the blue arrow on the right to view the next screen. Clicking the number itself will immediately dial.
 

ajxoxo

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Original poster
Apr 27, 2012
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Ok so does the phone call back on its own, literally dials itself, or is it only when you go to click on the number to view?

If its the latter, that's the way iOS is set up. You can't click the number to view, you need to click the blue arrow on the right to view the next screen. Clicking the number itself will immediately dial.

Sorry. I didn't phrase my post very well. Let me try one more time. You are right. My iPhone doesn't actually dial the missed caller without my prompting it. However, it's a little accidental tap when scrolling that causes this. And I am sure this happens with lots of other people.

Here is what occurs...
1) I miss a call
2) I go to the missed call log to see who called
3) As I scroll through, I accidentally tap one of the missed calls
4) BOOM! I look at my iPhone and it shows that the missed caller is being called!
5) I hurriedly hang up, but it's too late.
6) embarassment ensues.

Don't lie. I know this has happened to lots of people. Yes, it is my fault that I accidentally tapped the missed caller, but on my old Android it would give me the time details of the call, NOT actually call the person. Then, Android at that point I could press the "call" button.
 

ajxoxo

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Apr 27, 2012
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This the way the phone app works, get used to it or get a dumbphone.


Well, that's just dumb. I used to have a Blackberry, and then Android. Bth of them, when you tap the person's name or number, a smaller dialog box comes up with the choice to "call" or "view details".

Apple has a great product. I like the usability better than Blackberry or Android. However, Apple is just plain stupid x 10 on this one. When a person taps to view the missed call number, they should be given the option to "call" or "view details". With one handed use, there are times when you can accidentally tap a number in your missed call log (and then it dials the number) when all you wanted to do was scroll down. Stupid iPhone.
 

HiddenPuppy

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Well, that's just dumb. I used to have a Blackberry, and then Android. Bth of them, when you tap the person's name or number, a smaller dialog box comes up with the choice to "call" or "view details".

Apple has a great product. I like the usability better than Blackberry or Android. However, Apple is just plain stupid x 10 on this one. When a person taps to view the missed call number, they should be given the option to "call" or "view details". With one handed use, there are times when you can accidentally tap a number in your missed call log (and then it dials the number) when all you wanted to do was scroll down. Stupid iPhone.
That is what the little arrow is to the right of the name, it gives you the details.
 

chargit

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I did a lot of research on this issue and have found the answer....its called "operator error".

when you touch the missed number the phone is set up to call that person. if you want details the phone is set up to show you details when you hit the blue arrow.
 

ajxoxo

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Apr 27, 2012
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Yeah, no joke Mac Heads. It is called operator error. I get it. It doesn't mean that Apple shouldn't try to improve their phones and make this stupid thing that I beeyottched about go away.
 

lucasfer899

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Sep 23, 2012
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Yeah, no joke Mac Heads. It is called operator error. I get it. It doesn't mean that Apple shouldn't try to improve their phones and make this stupid thing that I beeyottched about go away.
User error.
You can just press the little arrow on the right to view details, and I've used iPhones since 1st gen, and very few times, if ever (except when drunk) have I accidentally clicked something, when scrolling. Apple has very powerful algorithms to calculate what you're doing and prevent this. :rolleyes:
I'd suggest reforming your scrolling technique. ;)
 

ajxoxo

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Apr 27, 2012
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I just found that their is a jailbreak tweak that allows a person to change this stupid setting of Apple. It's actually a very popular tweak, so I am not the only one who thinks Apple should've made this feature better.
 

Applejuiced

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Hey I click on the phone number by accident and its apples fault:D
OK.
Never heard of such complain before but here there seems to be complains about everything. Hey I accidentally click on icons on the homescreen and the app opens up. Damn it:D Apple should change that feature too, its terrible:D
 
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ajxoxo

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Apr 27, 2012
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Hey I click on the phone number by accident and its apples fault:D
OK.
Never heard of such complain before but here there seems to be complains about everything. Hey I accidentally click on icons on the homescreen and the app opens up. Damn it:D Apple should change that feature too, its terrible:D


Alright lazybrain. I get it. Never did I say it wasn't my fault. It IS my fault if I accidentally tap on the missed call number and then it dials them. But, but, but Mr. Know-it-all, it is POOR UI design to not have a dialog box appear that says "call" or "view details". Blackberry and Android has it. Even the jailbreak tweet to fix this lousy Apple feature does this. So, you can complain to Apple when they roll out iOS 7 and it fixes what I and a lot of other people complain about. So stuff it.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Alright lazybrain. I get it. Never did I say it wasn't my fault. It IS my fault if I accidentally tap on the missed call number and then it dials them. But, but, but Mr. Know-it-all, it is POOR UI design to not have a dialog box appear that says "call" or "view details". Blackberry and Android has it. Even the jailbreak tweet to fix this lousy Apple feature does this. So, you can complain to Apple when they roll out iOS 7 and it fixes what I and a lot of other people complain about. So stuff it.
Apple has had it like this since probably the beginning, if not for quite a few iOS versions now, so it's not too likely it'll be changed to behave differently--short of a complete redesign of the phone/dialer/contacts app and/or iOS itself.

There are quite a few things in iOS that would really benefit from some small tweaks/changes or at least additional options so that people can set them up they way they might want to, but that's part of the nature of iOS--most things are set up they way they are and short of Apple deciding to change the design or suddenly add a particular option or feature (which happens, but not as often), the only other alternative could possibly be a jailbreak tweak.
 

dictoresno

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I see this post has gone downhill. OP, you got your answer. It's just the way the is is set up. To avoid it, just tap the blue arrow for the info you are looking for. Done.
 
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C DM

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I see this post has gone downhill. OP, you got your answer. It's just the way the is is set up. To avoid it, just tap the blue arrow for the info you are looking for. Done.
I think part of the reason is a possible misunderstanding of the actual question/issue, seemingly in quite a few replies--it's not really about a way to get to the details of a call, but how easily (at least perhaps for some people) it is to accidentally dial a missed (or another) call while simply scrolling through the call list in the phone app.
 
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NiftyMac

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If your jailbroken install "ask2call" it's free on Cydia. It will have you "slide-to-call" to confirm that indeed you want to call selected/highlighted contact/number. That's if you want to resolve this issue now of course.
 
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maliu

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What I do is scroll with my finger at the right side of the screen. That way if I accidentally tap it just goes to the info. :)
 

tgdtoronto

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Jul 26, 2013
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Your complaint is completely valid, ajxoxo

Your concern is totally legit.

I teach interface design and this feature is very poorly thought out. (For business people, its dangerous, and we've had numerous complaints from clients).

Contrary to some comments, it's totally logical that you discuss the issue with other users on a forum.

Sending feedback to Apple is also useful, but first things first.

As for:
"Get new friends."
"Get rid of your phone."
"I don't have that problem."
"My phone is red."
"Ha ha."

…well, I don't have to tell you where to file those.
 

stormchaser

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Yes I admit I've done this too and hang up straight away. But now I've got used to pressing the little blue arrow.
 

dictoresno

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Your concern is totally legit.

I teach interface design and this feature is very poorly thought out. (For business people, its dangerous, and we've had numerous complaints from clients).

Contrary to some comments, it's totally logical that you discuss the issue with other users on a forum.

Sending feedback to Apple is also useful, but first things first.

As for:
"Get new friends."
"Get rid of your phone."
"I don't have that problem."
"My phone is red."
"Ha ha."

…well, I don't have to tell you where to file those.
Way to revive a 5 month old thread
 

elms

macrumors newbie
Dec 16, 2013
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There is no little blue button before you unlock your phone.

Sorry, but apple has a bad design, plain and simple. You should be able to slide open a missed call from the locked screen and it should go to your 'recents' list where you can look at details.
Could somebody explain to me if there is a setting to change so that I, too, could get out from under the WEIGHT of this auto-dial feature?
If there's not a setting, but there's another method, could the process for achieving this change be explained so that I can follow along and make the change successfully as I wasn't born with one of these things in my hand. Thanks in advance!
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Sorry, but apple has a bad design, plain and simple. You should be able to slide open a missed call from the locked screen and it should go to your 'recents' list where you can look at details.
Could somebody explain to me if there is a setting to change so that I, too, could get out from under the WEIGHT of this auto-dial feature?
If there's not a setting, but there's another method, could the process for achieving this change be explained so that I can follow along and make the change successfully as I wasn't born with one of these things in my hand. Thanks in advance!
Unlock your phone as you normally would (not using a missed call notification) and then go to the recents section in the phone app.
 
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DJLC

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I agree that it's a bad design... and has been for years. I find myself accidentally tapping things all over iOS. Accidental calls, unknowingly tapping a notification banner instead of the top toolbar b/c the notification comes in mid-tap, etc.

I wouldn't hope for any immediate fixes.
 
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elms

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Dec 16, 2013
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No point in sliding open 'missed call' on locked screen

There is no point in sliding open a missed call on a locked screen if it doesn't give you the option to do other things beside automatically dialing the caller.

Is there a way to disable the feature of my phone showing me missed calls on a locked screen? This false convenience beckons one to open it. It's counterintuitive when compared with opening up a contact in the contact list and having all of those options to its one auto-dial option. Silly, really.
 
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