Can't answer an incoming call???

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by jetman, May 5, 2010.

  1. jetman
    Offline

    jetman Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    I have a brand new Droid literally 24 hours old and is giving me problems. While driving today I got several phone calls and the "green swipe to answer" button would NOT answer the calls a couple times no matter what I tried. A couple times it took 3 or 4 swipes before it answered and twice no matter how I did it, the call went to voicemail. It came from Verizon with the latest 2.1 software version if that makes a difference. I've intentionally kept from installing a bunch of apps until I got a good handle on the phone as it came from Verizon. Are there any alternative means to answer a call, other than the green swipe of the answer button?? Other than that it works perfect and I love it ... so far other than this issue. thanks for your time and help
     
  2. bakerke2001
    Offline

    bakerke2001 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    near Seattle, WA
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have that problem as well
     
  3. xxwabbit
    Online

    xxwabbit Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +4
    Me too..and a couple other related as well.
     
  4. Shadez
    Offline

    Shadez Super Mod/News Team Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8,426
    Likes Received:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Lafayette Hill, Pa
    Ratings:
    +204
    Current Phone Model:
    HTC One M8
    Twitter:
    @Shadez69
    I think everyone does lol
     
  5. dorf411
    Offline

    dorf411 New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yup, got my phone this past weekend and I am having the same problem. I made many tests calls to my droid to practice to find the sweet spot on swipe speed and it always wants to bounce back to the left.
     
  6. Vitticeps
    Offline

    Vitticeps Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I preferred the old original swipe that had an arch to it. Made one handed swipes easier and more natural. It does seem to be picky that the swipe stay in a straight line.

    I don't think I've ever missed a call over it though, just had to swipe a second or third time.
     
  7. jsh1120
    Offline

    jsh1120 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    Ratings:
    +1
    The problem is a common one. I haven't found a surefire cure but I have noticed that if I don't rush to respond to the phone but allow it to ring a second time the chance of being able to answer the call increases significantly.

    My guess is that the o/s is busy processing the phone ringing and (depending on what else is going on at the same time) may have trouble responding immediately to the swipe.

    I've found if you give it a couple of seconds, it works more reliably. YMMV, of course.
     
  8. Mule65
    Offline

    Mule65 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've been told the Droid is a mini-laptop so don't expect it to work like a phone.
     
  9. jetman
    Offline

    jetman Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    I expect it act like a phone FIRST and "laptop" 2nd.
     
  10. Abe21599
    Offline

    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    6,334
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +30
    lol so why would you buy it as a phone?
     
  11. dorf411
    Offline

    dorf411 New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I found a solution on another site, I forgot to copy and paste but here is the gist of what they identified as a solution. When the phone rings press on the green arrow on the left and hold it for a second or two then when the red arrow on the right disappears you will see a small green dot on the right. Slowly swipe to the right and release. Since I tried this method it has worked great.
     
  12. Vitticeps
    Offline

    Vitticeps Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    In all reality though, it is a mobile computer first, phone second. The phone functionality is simply an application and modem that runs on the operating system of a mobile computer. That's the nature of "smart phones". They are smart first, phones second.
     
  13. jetman
    Offline

    jetman Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    Thanks.. your input is so very helpful.... If you can't add any helpfull information, please go Troll in someone elses thread .....

    and dorf411 THANKS!! your input was very helpful and works great!
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2010
  14. Vitticeps
    Offline

    Vitticeps Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ease up, no need to get angry. You actually edited the post to make it more agressive.
     
  15. jetman
    Offline

    jetman Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    I actually I edited my earlier post to thank dorf411 for the answer to my problem, and while there I vented. I've since fixed it. I thought this Site was supposed to be a place where guys/girls with a common interest might try and help each other instead of sandpapering them..... yeah it makes me kinda angry. You obviously have tons of experience with these phones and I've had mine a total now of 48 hours. It might be a menial problem to you, but as you see, I'm not the only one that had this issue. Thanks to guys like dorf411 that has some positive input, we can go back to enjoying these "devices" for what they are to each of us. I just happen to NEED a phone for my job, and it's not just a toy. dorf411 with a total of 2 posts answered my question, and with all of your vast Droid knowledge, all you could do to help is debate the phones intended primary function. Thanks
     
Search tags for this page

cant swipe to answer s4

,
driod mini answering call problem
,

droid mini answering phone video

,
how do i answer my new droid mini phone
,
how to answer and incoming call on a motorola droid
,

how to answer moto x phone call

,
how to answer phone call with droid mini
,
how to answer your droid mini
,
motto x can not swipe to answer phone
,

my motorola moto g phone rings but i cannot answer it