Why does my incoming call screen change?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by StuMcBill, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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    #1
    When I get a phone call, sometimes I am presented with a swipe to answer (with no observable way to reject the call), or 2 buttons, Answer or Reject?

    There does not seem to be any rhyme nor reason to this behaviour, any ideas why it does this?

    Also, with my previous (Android) phone, I could flip the device onto the screen and it would mute the ringer, anyway to do something similar on iPhone (button press for example)?

    Cheers
    Stewart
     
  2. iMatt. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Button appears if your phone is unlocked.

    Press a volume button on the side of the phone to mute the ringer.
     
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    If the phone is locked you can reject the call with the lock/unlock button. The silent button is above the volume button.
     
  4. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    When your phone is locked you are presented with one screen, and when it unlocks it it presents you with the other.
     
  5. StuMcBill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah OK, that seems daft to me, but I'm sure I will live with it.
     
  6. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    It actually does that for a reason, if you have it in your pocket and it allowed you to just tap to answer you could potentially answer/decline it inside your pocket accidentally by trying to get it out. By making you swipe when it's locked it makes sure you actually want to answer.
     

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