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    Default IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    Is anyone else having this issue where they can't decline calls in IOS 7 GM? I have a slide to answer, respond with message, and remind me but no decline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyx24 View Post
    Is anyone else having this issue where they can't decline calls in IOS 7 GM? I have a slide to answer, respond with message, and remind me but no decline.
    Just like in iOS 5 and iOS 6, double tap the lock button. Problem solved.

    Tap it once to silence the ringer. Tap it a second time to ignore the call and send it to voice mail.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    I know that already but did Apple take out the decline button or is this a bug or something?
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    Quote Originally Posted by Garyx24 View Post
    I know that already but did Apple take out the decline button or is this a bug or something?
    not a bug... it's a feature.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    Quote Originally Posted by Garyx24 View Post
    Is anyone else having this issue where they can't decline calls in IOS 7 GM? I have a slide to answer, respond with message, and remind me but no decline.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Just like in iOS 5 and iOS 6, double tap the lock button. Problem solved.

    Tap it once to silence the ringer. Tap it a second time to ignore the call and send it to voice mail.
    Quote Originally Posted by Garyx24 View Post
    I know that already but did Apple take out the decline button or is this a bug or something?
    If you can do that, then you CAN decline a call. That is how it works in iOS 7. It’s not a bug.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    I must be the only person on earth that has never clicked Decline on an incoming call. I always just silence the ringer and let it go to voicemail as if I "didn't hear it" or "was busy" or answer the call.
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    Is anyone else having this issue where they can't decline calls in IOS 7 GM? I have a slide to answer, respond with message, and remind me but no decline.
    Yes, the slide up to decline a call is not present in iOS 7 GM. You do, however, have the option to be reminded of the call later like in a hour, as well as two other options.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 09-15-2013 at 10:33 AM.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    Quote Originally Posted by ame View Post
    I must be the only person on earth that has never clicked Decline on an incoming call. I always just silence the ringer and let it go to voicemail as if I "didn't hear it" or "was busy" or answer the call.
    No, that's the way to do it. Declining a call is just asking for trouble. unless of course you don't care that the person knows you declined their call.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    the decline button is probably the feature i MOST used on iOS 6. i can't believe they would removed this feature in lock but keep in when not locked?? my phone locks after 2 minutes. It's constantly in lock. I want to decline calls, damnit.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    Quote Originally Posted by hellenkellen View Post
    the decline button is probably the feature i MOST used on iOS 6. i can't believe they would removed this feature in lock but keep in when not locked?? my phone locks after 2 minutes. It's constantly in lock. I want to decline calls, damnit.
    When the phone rings and you want to decline and the phone is locked - Tap the power button twice... call declined... or tap it once, it will silence the ring and the call will roll to voicemail...
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    i just restarted my phone and the button decline appeared, but after a while it disappeared again
    it couldn't be a feature, i think its a bug
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    its not a feature, its a bug, i restarted my phone and the decline button is there, after a while it disappeared again
    disappointing
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    i cant decline calls either, last ios had various options, the cool thing is using the flashlight from the lock screen.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    Quote Originally Posted by jrodfilms View Post
    i cant decline calls either, last ios had various options, the cool thing is using the flashlight from the lock screen.
    Yes you can. Double tap the lock button (on the top of the iPhone).
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    It's not a "feature" it's a bug in my opinion. Sometimes we only have one hand to decline and "slide".... pushing in the power button, which is often recessed due to cases, is VERY inconvenient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeronicaTomlinson View Post
    It's not a "feature" it's a bug in my opinion. Sometimes we only have one hand to decline and "slide".... pushing in the power button, which is often recessed due to cases, is VERY inconvenient.
    My suggestion would be to let Apple know how you feel.

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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    *****question solved****

    the red button to "decline" calls will only appear if you receive a call while the phone is locked. when the phone is unlocked & a call comes in, the only way to decline, will be to double tap the top button.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    Quote Originally Posted by 504n404 View Post
    *****question solved****

    the red button to "decline" calls will only appear if you receive a call while the phone is locked. when the phone is unlocked & a call comes in, the only way to decline, will be to double tap the top button.
    I had always wondered this LOL. Even back in iOS 6 I didn't have the option to "decline" a call all the time. iOS 7 is no different. I mostly would use the lock button anyways, but I did think about the button's appearance from time to time.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    Quote Originally Posted by 504n404 View Post
    *****question solved****

    the red button to "decline" calls will only appear if you receive a call while the phone is locked. when the phone is unlocked & a call comes in, the only way to decline, will be to double tap the top button.
    You have that backwards. The DECLINE button only appears on UNLOCKED phones. If the screen is LOCKED, you must double tap the lock button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyx24 View Post
    Is anyone else having this issue where they can't decline calls in IOS 7 GM? I have a slide to answer, respond with message, and remind me but no decline.
    For those who say "just tap the power button," you are missing the true point of the Decline button. It gives you the option to send a quick reply text to the caller, like "I'm in a meeting" or "I'll call you right back." This is a truly beneficial feature when you need to let the caller know that you are ignoring their call for a reason.

    The reason why it could be missing when the phone is locked, is because it allows you to send a text message to someone when the phone is locked and you may have it turned off. However, you can "supposedly" allow this feature under Settings>General>Passcode Lock>Reply with Message. However, I too have found that this is not working even when enabled. That's the true question and the true problem.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    Quote Originally Posted by atbomblog View Post
    For those who say "just tap the power button," you are missing the true point of the Decline button. It gives you the option to send a quick reply text to the caller, like "I'm in a meeting" or "I'll call you right back." This is a truly beneficial feature when you need to let the caller know that you are ignoring their call for a reason.

    The reason why it could be missing when the phone is locked, is because it allows you to send a text message to someone when the phone is locked and you may have it turned off. However, you can "supposedly" allow this feature under Settings>General>Passcode Lock>Reply with Message. However, I too have found that this is not working even when enabled. That's the true question and the true problem.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    This is a bug.... i checked if dialer number is not saved in your contact list...it will not give you option to decline....but if its from your contact list you will get decline option.....i dont think double tapping your lock button is good idea....
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    I find it kind of annoying. It's obviously designed to be that way, I had the same thing on ios6. From contacts you can deny, others you can't unless using the double tap power. To end the call at your leisure should be a basic function for a phone. Hopefully they'll add it back sometime. Not a deal breaker


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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    Dear Fausty82, please stop telling people to just use the sleep button as if it were some sort of "everybody should already know this" feature. Apple did indeed remove a very good and often used feature from the iPhone. Using the sleep button is not intuitive as it requires reading the manual or searching the Internet to learn how to do this. The correct response to people is to tell them the truth about its unfortunate removal, advise them to complain to Apple about it, and that the sleep button method is currently a back-up method of declining calls.
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    Default Re: IOS 7 GM version can't decline calls

    I believe the OP is asking the way to "decline", not "dismiss" a call even when in a lock screen. S/he does not want the caller to even access the voicemail, enabling the caller to leave a message.
    Double pressing the sleep button simply sends the caller to the voicemail.


    1. There is no decline button when in the lock screen. I believe this is a safety feature to prevent accidental pickup/hangup (while in a pocket etc). That, I understand.

    2. When you are in any other screen, such as doing something else with the phone, both answer and decline buttons appears.

    3. The only way I know of to decline the call from the lock screen without first sliding the green button (answer) is to slide it UP, which shows the decline button.
    Last edited by xanadome; 10-28-2013 at 12:17 PM.
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