Recurring problem with swipe to answer

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SCOLANATOR, May 31, 2014.

  1. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

    SCOLANATOR

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    Hi,

    I've had this on my old iPhones as well. Occasionally when I receive a call it will not let me swipe to answer so I just have to wait then call them back later.

    This has to be my single biggest gripe with the iPhone. Does anyone else have this issue or know of a way to stop it from happening again. I must stress this is a rare occurrence but one that is a problem and has been for sometime for me.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Does that area of the screen work normally in other apps or in the home screen? A good way to verify would be to get a free drawing app and check all areas.
     
  3. FoxFifth macrumors 6502

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    Inability to swipe to answer started happening to me frequently several months ago. Try a restart and if that doesn't resolve it, try Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. After the reset all settings you will want to review everything in Settings -- think I had to reenter my wi-fi password if I remember correctly. I haven't had the swipe to answer problem since.
     
  4. SCOLANATOR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It happens so infrequently thats its not really worth the effort for a whole reset.

    It works fine, I can answer calls 99/100 but it's infuriating the one time it happens.
     
  5. FoxFifth macrumors 6502

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    Mine was happening of maybe 60% of calls. I agree about it being infuriating! I have seen a number of other reports of it happening frequently like it was to me -- that's where I got the restart/reset suggestion and in my case with it happening so often it was definitely worth doing.
     

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