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Getting Calls

You can, of course, answer incoming calls. But you can also send a call to your voicemail, silence a call, reply to a call with a text message, or remind yourself to return the call later. You can also turn on the Do Not Disturb feature, which sends unwanted calls to voicemail (see Chapter 6, “Handling Notifications,” for more on using Do Not Disturb).

When your phone rings and it’s locked, your screen will look like red-a.jpg. When it’s unlocked, you’ll see red-b.jpg.

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red-a.jpg Locked iPhone receiving a call.

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red-b.jpg Unlocked iPhone receiving a call.

To answer a call

  • If your iPhone is locked gray_a.jpg, slide the Slide to Answer control.
  • If your iPhone is unlocked gray_b.jpg, tap the Answer button.

To send a call directly to voicemail

  • Quickly press Sleep/Wake (the button on top of your iPhone) twice.
  • If you’re using your EarBuds, press and hold the center button on the remote for a couple of seconds until you hear two beeps.
  • If your phone is unlocked, tap the Decline button gray_b.jpg.

To silence a call

  • Press Sleep/Wake or either volume button. This silences the ringtone, but you can still answer the call.

To reply to a call with a text message

  1. Swipe the telephone handset icon upward gray_a.jpg.
  2. Tap Reply with Message red-c.jpg.
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    red-c.jpg Options revealed after you swipe the telephone handset icon upward when you receive a phone call.

  3. Tap the most appropriate item from the list of responses.

    You can choose: “I’ll call you later,” “I’m on my way,” or “What’s up?”

To remind yourself to return a call

  1. Swipe the telephone handset icon upward gray_a.jpg.
  2. Tap Remind Me Later gray_c.jpg.
  3. Tap the most appropriate item from the list of responses: “In 1 hour,” “When I leave,” or “When I get home.”

    These options use the Reminders app, and in the case of the last two, you need Location Services enabled (Switch on Settings > Privacy > Locations Services).

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red-d.jpg Reply with Message settings. Type over these default messages to customize them.

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