How to Turn Off Swipe to Call in Messages on Galaxy S6

July 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

There are a lot of ways to answer an incoming call on Samsung Galaxy phones. These include single taps, swipe gestures, voice commands, and physical buttons. Fortunately, you can replace the swipe to call gesture on your Galaxy phone with the option to simply press the volume up or power button instead. You can enable this feature in Settings > Accessibility > Interaction and dexterity.

You can also set up your Galaxy phone to automatically answer calls and reject unwanted ones by activating Google Assistant. When this feature is active, you can open the Assistant menu by swiping towards the center from the right or left edge of the screen, or using the Okay Google command when your device is ringing. You can even change the position of the Assistant menu icon so that it is slightly hidden on the edge of your screen.

Moreover, you can prevent accidental touches that may pocket-dial or change the track or volume on your phone, or even launch the camera from the lock screen. This is especially useful if you have children who use your Galaxy phone. To disable this feature, go to the device’s Settings > Display and turn off the “Stay on lock screen until you swipe” switch. This way, when you unlock your Galaxy device with face recognition, you can immediately go to the home page without requiring a swipe screen lock first.

David Sunnyside
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