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There's a way to end calls on Android using only the power button

Handy if your phone takes ages to wake up when you’re finishing a call.

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USUALLY WHEN WE end a call, we take the phone away from our ear, see the phone light up with the person we’re talking to and tap the end button to finish it.

This isn’t exactly inconvenient but if your phone fails to light up or it takes ages, there is another way you can end them.

The power button can be used to hang up on calls but instead of it being activated automatically, you have to turn it on manually in settings.

To find it, go into Settings > Accessibility and scroll down until you will see the option.


For most people, this will be a small convenience but it’s handy if you have a larger phones or your phone’s screen takes too long to wake up when you want to end a call.

It’s also worth mentioning that iPhone users have the same feature on their phone so the next time someone calls, you can end or cancel it that way.

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