How to Answer Calls without Swipe on Android

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how to answer calls without swipe android

It’s just your luck to get an important call when you’re busy eating or when you’re on the road. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an alternative way to answer your phone call without swiping? It’s a good thing there is.

Clearly, an employee had the same thought in mind when a few quality of life changes were implemented into your Android phone.

1. Using your Home Key to Answer

Unfortunately for many, this option doesn’t come with every Android incarnation. If you have Android version 4.2 and beyond, you should have access to this option. Below are several versions of Android. Choose the version that best fits your needs.

On a side note, Android should feed the person who’s naming the different versions of Android. They seem hungry.

Android Version 4.2 – Android “Jelly Bean”

1. Open your Settings app.

2. At the top, select the “My Device” tab.

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3. Scroll down until you locate “Call.” Select it.

4. Locate “Answering/ending calls,” and tap it. You’ll be given several options to review.

The home key answers calls

5. Check the box next to “The home key answers calls.” And if you so desire, “The power key ends calls.”

Android Version 6.0 – Android “Marshmallow”

1. Open the default Phone app.

2. Select More. It’s the three vertical dots located in the top-right corner. It will prompt a drop-down menu.

3. Select Settings.

4. Tap Call.

5. In Call settings, select “Answering and ending calls.”

Pressing the Home key

6. Check the box next to “Pressing the Home key,” and, if you so desire, “Pressing the Power key.”

Android Version 7.0 – Android “Nougat”

  1. Open the default Phone app.

2. Select More. It’s the three vertical dots located in the top-right corner. It will prompt a drop-down menu.

3. Select Settings.

4. Locate “Answering and ending calls.” Tap it.

Pressing the Home key

5. You’ll have several options to choose from. Tap the slider to turn ON the option “Press Home key to answer calls.” It will turn green. And, if you so desire, tap the slider to turn ON the option “Press Power key to end calls.” It will turn green.

Newest Android Devices

1. Open the default Phone app.

2. Select More. It’s the three vertical dots located in the top-right corner. It will prompt a drop-down menu.

3. Select Settings.

4. Locate “Answering and ending calls.” Tap it.

Pressing the Home key

5. You’ll have several options to choose from. Tap the slider to turn ON the option “Press Home key to answer calls.” It will turn green. And, if you so desire, tap the slider to turn ON the option “Press Power key to end calls.” It will turn green.

2. Answering Calls with your Voice

As technology advances, the nifty smartphone in your pocket has the ability to pick up on your voice commands. This option doesn’t come with every single Android incarnation, but if you have Android 4.2 and up then it should be a feature.

Android Version 4.2 – Android “Jelly Bean”

1. Open your Settings app.

2. At the top, select the “My Device” tab.

3. Scroll down until you locate “Call.” Select it.

4. Locate “Answering/ending calls,” and tap it.

5. Check the box next to “Voice control.” There’s several applications voice control can be utilized with.

Android Version 6.0 – Android “Marshmallow”

1. Open the default Phone app.

2. Select More. It’s the three vertical dots located in the top-right corner. It will prompt a drop-down menu.

3. Select Settings.

4. Tap Call.

5. In Call settings, select “Answering and ending calls.”

6. Check the box next to “Using voice commands.”

Android Version 7.0 – Android “Nougat”

1. Open the default Phone app.

2. Select More. It’s the three vertical dots located in the top-right corner. It will prompt a drop-down menu.

3. Select Settings.

4. Locate “Answering and ending calls.” Tap it.

5. Tap the slider to the right to turn ON the option “Answer calls with voice.”

Newest Android Devices

1. Open the default Phone app.

2. Select More. It’s the three vertical dots located in the top-right corner. It will prompt a drop-down menu.

3. Select Settings.

4. Locate “Answering and ending calls.” Tap it.

Answer calls with voice

5. Tap the slider to the right to turn ON the option “Answer calls with voice.”

Brady Klinger-Meyers is an experienced tech writer and marketer who currently writes for Techzillo as well as other popular sites like MakeUseOf. At Techzillo, he focuses on consumer technology in general with his interest being Android OS. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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