Passcode required to end call and toggle mute. Really?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by fly0nawall, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. fly0nawall macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2013
    I have my Passcode Lock set to 15 minutes with an 8-digit minimum alpha/numeric passcode (corp. policy). If I'm on a call where I don't use my phone (4S with iOS 7) for more than 15 minutes the screen locks and I no longer have my call controls to let me mute/unmute or end the call. So, in order to do any of these basic call functions I have to wake up the phone...swipe...type my 8+-digit passcode...switch to the phone app (if needed)...then hang up, or get off mute. Amy I totally missing something here or did no one at Apple actually try managing a call using iOS 7?

    BTW, my current workaround is to swipe up to enable airplane mode to kill my calls. Really.
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Once my phone locks I still have the phone controls? :s
  3. fly0nawall thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2013
    Hrm. When I wake up my phone I see the name (or number) of the person I called at the top, followed by the mm:ss of the current call below. I then only get a > slide to unlock option at the bottom. If I slide to unlock the only option is to type in the passcode. No call controls at all :



    (Note: I have a bluetooth keyboard attached - so no on-screen keyboard is displayed)

    Any ideas??

    Could my corporate policy have done something to remove the call controls? I do get other content (emails, texts, etc.) that show up in the middle of the lock screen. Just no call controls.
  4. xmnj macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sounds like corporate policy is doing this. I have a corporate policy that requires pass code lock, and I still have access to phone controls, no matter how long on a call.
  5. fly0nawall thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2013
    I checked on my corporate policy and it doesn't do anything to restrict call controls when the phone is locked. Of course that's not to say there couldn't be anything else involved with the CP that could be causing a conflict; but it's not intentionally doing so. Would be good to find others having this problem to try to identify any commonalities that could be contributing to this.

    I've got a 4S on 7.0.2
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Have you tried restarting your phone, or perhaps even resetting all your settings if simply restarting doesn't do it (if not even going down the path of reinstalling if none of those options work out) to see if that might get things working as expected?
  7. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2011
    So you cannot mute once by pressing the power button and reject the call by pressing the power button again ?!? :confused:
  8. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    The OP was clearly talking about the controls during a call.
  9. uhaas macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    Try waking up with power instead of home. Does that do anything different?

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