We now know why iPhone users see two different ways to answer their incoming calls: swipe to accept, or press to decline.
You may have asked yourself this question once or twice, and you may have even checked your phone’s settings for an answer without finding one. On Friday however, Twitter personality Freddy Cabrales posted a tweet illustrating his frustration and clearly he was not alone. Some of his followers retweeted and more and more people showed interest in knowing why this happens.
IS IT JUST ME CAUSE I CANT FIGURE OUT WHY I CAN CHOOSE TO DECLINE SOMETIMES AND SOMETIMES I CANT. pic.twitter.com/SqwN6xgaHW
— FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) February 27, 2015
The confusion prompted an investigation from Business Insider and the answer is actually very simple, the only reason the slide to accept screen appears instead of the accept/deny is because your phone is in lock. Boom!