Answer or dismiss a call with the slider
By default, you can open the slider to decline an incoming call and send a text message reply to the caller. You can change
your settings so that opening the slider answers a call or does nothing instead.
Note: If you choose the Open to dismiss and reply option, the caller is forwarded to your voicemail. If you don't have
voicemail, the caller receives a busy signal instead. If the call is from an unknown number, opening the slider does nothing.
In the Phone app, tap > Settings > Sounds and vibration > Slider actions > Slider options for incoming calls.
Choose one of the following:
• To answer a call when you open the slider, tap Open to answer.
• To dismiss a call and send a text message reply, tap Open to dismiss and reply.
• To make opening the slider do nothing when you receive a call, tap Do nothing.