The Reason Why Two Different Choices Come Up When Answering A Call On An iPhone

Some iPhone owners must have noticed this when you receive a call; some people get an option of “accept” and “decline” buttons, whereas others simply have a “Swipe To Answer” slider! The question is, why two different options for the same function?

This Twitter user also had the same query,

If you haven’t noted the difference, here’s how the screen shows up two different interfaces for even the same caller on two different occasions.

Pic Credits: fewunknownfacts

This might seem alien for Android users, but still might be useful if you want to own an iPhone sometime in the future.

One might think that this might have to do with the iPhone model of the caller, or the caller using the phone other than an iPhone. But as it turns out, it only depends on the type of the recipient’s phone!

The difference is between an unlocked screen and a locked screen. If you are using an unlocked phone (screen), no matter who’s the caller, you will get two options of either rejecting or accepting the calls. Whereas if your phone screen is locked, you can either slide it to accept OR you can reject the call by pressing your volume down button twice.

Pic Credits: BusinessInsider

Oh, sweet, sweet knowledge!

1 Comment

  1. Adrian Reply

    if you have the swipe option(phone locked) you can lock the phone again and it will reject the call

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