Answer or decline a call

Do one of the following:
  • To answer a call, touch and hold the circle at the bottom of the screen and slide your finger to the left. Release your finger when the circle covers The answer icon.
  • To decline a call, touch and hold the circle at the bottom of the screen and slide your finger to the right. Release your finger when the circle covers The reject icon.

Use Reply Now to send a message to a caller

You will never have to excuse yourself from a meeting or conversation to answer the phone again. With the Reply Now feature, you can send a caller a brief message instead of answering an incoming call. By default, if the caller is a BBM contact, the Reply Now message is sent as a BBM message. If the caller isn't a BBM contact, the Reply Now message is sent as a text message. Depending on the recipient of the Reply Now message, additional text messaging charges might apply.

  1. When you receive an incoming call, tap The Reply Now text icon or The Reply Now BBM icon.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • To send one of the default Reply Now messages, tap a message.
    • To compose a new message, tap Custom Message. Type a message and tap Send.

Silence the ring tone when you receive a call

If you receive a call while your sound notifications are turned on, you can quickly silence your ring tone. When you silence the ring tone, you still need to answer or decline the call.

When you receive an incoming call, tap The silence ring tone icon.