When using an iPhone, the active call can be terminated by hitting the Side button. On the other hand, with iOS 16, you have the option to disable this behavior by default. Continue reading to find out how.
If you are using an iPhone to make or receive a call, you can put a stop to the conversation at any time by pressing the Side button that is located on the device. This could be an easy way to end the call, but if you have a habit of pressing it inadvertently, it could also be an awkward way to bring an unexpected halt to the conversation if you have a tendency to press it by accident.
Apple has, fortunately, introduced a setting in iOS 16 that allows users to disable the functionality of the Side button that allows them to cancel calls. To activate it on an iPhone model 11 or later, all you need to do is turn a virtual switch. The steps that are listed below will teach you how to complete the task.
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and tap Accessibility.
- Under “Physical and Motor,” tap Touch.
- Toggle on the switch next to Prevent Lock to End Call.
Also Read: WhatsApp Rolls out Big Privacy Update for Android Users
That is the extent of the matter. In the future, if you click the Side button mistakenly while you’re on a call, it won’t result in the call being ended. Be aware, however, that if you turn on Prevent Lock to End Call, you will no longer be able to reject an incoming call by hitting the Side button twice as you could before. This is because the feature will be disabled.