Can’t decline phone calls on iPhone

You do not have to answer all incoming phone calls on your iPhone and sometimes there are some phone calls you just want to decline or ignore. Do you have the trouble to decline phone calls on iPhone? Sometimes you may find there is no option to decline phone calls, but just the ‘slide to answer‘ option.

Following screenshot on iPhone shows the only option to answer a phone call, no option to decline phone calls!

no option to decline phone calls on iphone

The iPhone screenshot however displays both options to decline phone calls and answer phone calls.

options to decline or answer phone calls on iphone

Why Can’t I decline phone calls on iPhone?

The lack of an option to decline phone calls on iPhone has driven many new iPhone users crazy. Why Apple has made it so hard to simply cut off phone calls? Why your iPhone can “Accept” Or “Decline” some calls, but only ‘slide to answer‘ other phone calls? The simple truth is that if your iPhone is locked when you’re getting a call, you’ll only get the slider to answer the phone call. It is because Apple think you should answer all phone calls. They believe that’s the main reason people use the iPhone. On the other side, if someone called you and your phone is unlocked, you get the options to either accept or decline the call. It is because Apple think you may be using your iPhone for things that are more important than certain calls. So Apple provide you two options to choose. If you think the phone call is more important than what you are doing on the phone, you can answer the phone call, otherwise you can decline the call and continue with what you are doing on the phone.

How to decline phone calls on iPhone when no option for it?

When your iPhone is locked and someone calls you but you do not want to answer the phone, you can also cut off the phone call by simply pressing the power button on the top of your iPhone. Alternatively you can also press the + or – button on the left side of your iPhone to mute the phone call or stop vibrating to just ignore the phone call.

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