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Support Avoiding the Slide-Down feature to answer calls?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by abourne, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. abourne

    abourne Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    When my phone is on for a while, the screen times out (Screen Time Out - depending upon settings).

    If I hit the red button on the right, the screen lights up, but I'm not yet at the Scene pages. I have to "Slide down" to get to main scene desktop.

    If I have my Security set to require a pattern, I will have to enter a pattern.

    For purposes of this question - assume there is No Security Pattern set. Hence, the slide down goes directly to the Scene desktop.

    Screen Timeout

    Menu --> Settings --> Sound & Display --> Screen Timeout -->

    Various options including:

    * 15-seconds
    * 30-seconds
    * 1 minute
    * 2 minutes
    * 10 minutes
    * Never Timeout

    If I set the Screen Timeout to 1 minute, it'll go dim, and when I hit the red button, it will require the Slide Down to get to the Scene Desktop.

    If I set the Screen Timeout to "Never timeout", it'll never go dim, but this will use more battery power.

    Once the Screen is Timed Out, it requires the Slide-Down feature to get to the desktop.

    When receiving an incoming call, the Slide-Down feature is required to answer the call when the phone is Timed Out.


    Is it possible to AVOID this "Slide Down" altogether?

    It seems the only way to do this is to set the

    Menu --> Settings --> Sound & Display --> Screen Timeout --> Never timeout

    I don't want to use "Never timeout" because this will use more battery power.

    I find it annoying when I receive an incoming call, if the screen is Timed Out, I am required to use the Slide Down menu to answer the call.

    Problem is, the moment I do this, it answers the call. There is no:

    Answer / Decline

    option available unless the screen is in non-Timed Out mode.

    I want to be able to answer my phone and completely avoid having to deal with this Slide-Down feature when answering incoming calls. I don't even see the picture of the person in my contact until I slide this down.

    It would be nice if I could avoid the Slide-down altogether. I would like to have it set such that when the phone rings, I can get immediately to the

    Answer / Decline


    Is this possible?




  2. neal

    neal Member

    Oct 20, 2009
    try pressing the menu button when the screen comes on. pressing end call sends the call to voicemail
    works for me anyway
  3. jdawg0024

    jdawg0024 Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    When your phone rings after it has timed out just hit the end call button (the red button) and this will decline the call, if you hit the green button it will answer the call
  4. ToxicToastKatz

    ToxicToastKatz Android Enthusiast

    Oct 3, 2009
    Civil Engineer
    Aurora, IL
    my ringer lag is pretty bad where i don't have to worry about answering, as I miss my calls anyway :)

    in all seriousness, has anyone else had such bad delay where it rings on the other end 4 times before your phone actually rings?
  5. abourne

    abourne Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes! I did notice that!

    However, that's a two-step process.

    Menu --> End Call

    I like the main screen option because I have

    1) The big screen and their photo if they're in my contact list

    2) The big buttons that say

    Answer / Decline

    Just one step instead of two


    That reduces it to one step.


    The above two responses are very helpful. However, I'm still looking for a way to remove this Slide-Down thing altogether.

    But.... if it's not possible, C'est la vie!
  6. abourne

    abourne Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Good topic. I've started a new thread on this topic:


    Starting out with your quote.
  7. clevdave

    clevdave Lurker

    Feb 14, 2011
    Try the Advanced Telephone app.
  8. millzrm

    millzrm Lurker

    Oct 13, 2010
    I have two apps installed that may help you. 'No Lock' allows you to turn off that slider with a simple click of the app. I also use 'Shake Awake' which keeps you phone from going to sleep while on the phone simply by shaking it.

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