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The side button on the right side of the Apple iPhone performs various functions in iOS depending on how often or how long you press it. With the Updated to iOS 16 comes a feature that is either useful or annoying: If you press the iPhone side button during a call, the call ends immediately. This is related to the locking of the display or the iPhone itself, which is associated with simply pressing the side button. Fortunately, Apple has implemented the option to disable the feature. You can read how to do this in this guide.
iPhone guide: Block calls from ending
If you accidentally end a call by pressing the side button on the iPhone, it can be annoying or, depending on the context, uncomfortable or even unprofessional. That's why it might be worth disabling the side button hang up feature in iOS settings. And this is how you do it step by step:
- Opens the Settings on the Apple iPhone
- Type the list item Accessibility an
- Select under "Physical and motor" Tap from
- Look for the item "Prevent ending calls by blocking"
- Activate the slider next to it so that it has a green background
When the function to hang up via the side button on the iPhone is worthwhile
If you were able to navigate in the settings and switch off the feature, then the display of your Apple iPhone apparently works. However, the function to hang up via the side button on the iPhone is useful if you cannot use the display. If it's cracked, there's a hardware or software error, or something else doesn't run smoothly, then the physical button can definitely be a viable alternative to the touch display. However, it is difficult to estimate when the function will be needed and when it will have to be proactively activated. What do you think - have you enabled or disabled ending calls by barring? Please leave a comment!
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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