By default, the Side button disconnects the phone calls on iPhone. However, this can be annoying for people who accidentally press the Lock key, thereby disconnecting the call. To get rid of the problem, iOS gives you an option to disable ending calls with buttons. In this article, let us see how to stop the Power button ends the call on your iPhone.
Power Button Ends or Disconnects Call on iPhone?
Ending calls with the Power key is a convenience for many people. But at the same time, it can be a problem for those who accidentally keep pressing the button, causing the calls to disconnect even though not intended. To stop this, you can turn off the Lock to End Call feature in settings.
Disable Lock to End Call on iPhone (iOS 1615, 14)
You can turn off ending calls with the Power button on your iPhone through Accessibility settings. Here’s how to do it:
1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down and click on Accessibility.
3. Here, click on Touch.
4. On the next screen, turn off the toggle for Lock to End Call.
That’s it. Pressing the Side button will no longer end the call on your iPhone. Instead, it will silence the ringer volume.
Cut Calls When “Lock to End Call” is Disabled
By default, you can reject or cut calls on your iPhone by pressing the Side button. However, it will simply silence an incoming call or lock screen during an ongoing call when the “Lock to End Call” is disabled.
In that case, you can press the Volume button + Power Key (the same combo used to bring up the power menu). Doing so will end the current call or reject an incoming call.
How to Silence Incoming Calls on iPhone
Don’t want to reject an incoming call outright but want the iPhone to stop ringing or vibrating? You can silence an incoming call in three ways:
- Press the Side button (it will work when the Lock to End call is disabled).
- Swipe up from the bottom to minimize and silence the incoming call screen.
- Press either of the volume buttons while your iPhone is ringing to silence calls.
This will hide the full-screen caller ID. You can still answer the silenced call by tapping the blinking phone icon in the status bar. You can also mute calls for one person on your iPhone without notifying them.
This was how you could stop the Power or Side key from declining or disconnecting calls on your iPhone. Once disabled, you can reject calls via the Power menu key combination. We also looked at methods to reject and silence calls without using the Power key. I hope this helps manage calls better on your iOS device.
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