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Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locke...

Professor
froschy
Posts: 622

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

I missed a few calls also trying to work this out. At first I thought you just needed to touch either option, that didn't work. After a few attempts I thought about my iPod Touch and how this unlocks, the N97 unlock graphics are definitely not as intuitive as the iPod Touch.

 

What's obvious to some may not be obvious to others, that's what these discussion forums are for - users helping other users not ridiculing them.

 

P.S. Good tip on how to unlock! 

Nokia N97 (RM-507) v 22
iPhone 4 (Coming Soon) - Lemon N97 - SE - Nokia 8210 - Nokia 7710 - Nokia 5100
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Advisor
Posts: 10

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

May I be the first to point out that this information is in the user manual (under Answer or reject a call), and that maybe it is worth a quick read to prepare you for other unanticipated eventualities?
9300 → 9300i → e90 → n97 → C6-00
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Mobile Overlord
grschinon
Posts: 10,192

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

What? You mean you expect people to RTFM?

Shock - horror!

:smileyvery-happy:

Was this post helpful? If so, please click on the white "Kudos!" star below. Thank you!

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Advisor
Posts: 19

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

I'm surprised that no one has spotted you can answer from a locked screen by sliding the "lock switch". Not sure if specific settings are required for this to work, however this is the easiest way if pulling out of a pocket for example.

 

Mike

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New Member
Posts: 4

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

Thanks buddy. I was getting the calls by sliding my finger on the answer tab on the screen. Though I was unsure of the direction and thought that if you slide either direction it would work the same.

 

Howeversince I have the Bluetooth Handsfree all the time I used the pick up from the handsfree when the touch pad didn't work.

 

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Advisor
Posts: 12

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

I didn't know either ... I kept missing calls ...  cheers
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Counsellor
roz_n97
Posts: 173

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

With the blind panic of trying to answer a call when locked, the simplicity of the visual instructions completely went over my head. Thanks for that. Kudos to you.
Cheers,
"ROZ"
N97 on GiffGaff
Started to grind to a halt until I hard reset it - still a lot slowly than my wife's iP4
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Professor
flagpole
Posts: 403

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

blind panic. that is how i tried to answer a call too.
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Counsellor
Posts: 35

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

I LEARND SOMETHING TODAY !

 

Thank you!

Replaced my buggy Nokia N97 with a HTC Hero.
Besides the camera and the real keyboard the HTC Hero pawned the N97 on every level.
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New Member
Posts: 2

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

me too. especially as i was unlocking and then answering which seemed a very long way round. cheers.
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New Member
Posts: 3

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

Thanks aplenty.  I've missed so many calls cos I've fiddled with the unlock thing so many times.
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New Member
Posts: 4

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

Yah. Thanks for the tip! .. Been fumbling to slide open the keyboard (which unlocks the phone), then press the Answer key....
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Counsellor
warrens2
Posts: 112

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

well youve just helped me out,thanks. i missed my first ever incoming call the other day,i was frantically trying to answer it,mind you it was only the ex wife anyway,my smartphone it so smart it knew it was her lol:smileyvery-happy:
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Professor
flagpole
Posts: 403

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

i missed my first ever call too, everyone thought it was hilarious.
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Contributor
Posts: 6

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

Brilliant. Been losing calls a plenty. So obvious now!
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Professor
froschy
Posts: 622

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

stevenpemberton - I'm glad to hear that the your user manual included this information, unfortunately the user manual that I received did not include this. I'm sure like many others, I received the manual marked "draft". Good one Nokia fail!

 

Please note that these user forums are for users to assist other users, not for ridiculing other people. 

Nokia N97 (RM-507) v 22
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New Member
Posts: 3

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

Hi, I have the same problem that you got. Answer the call and when finish the phone stop/jam. Did you manage to figure out what can be done to stop that or its the software issues.

 

Help will be much appreciated.

 

regards,

Ing

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Contributor
Posts: 6

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

My N97 is locking up too.  Quite frequently when I answer the phone by sliding to the right it stays on that screen, it should move to the active call screen, and at the end of the call it will not budge.  A power cycle is the only way to revive it.
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Advisor
Posts: 28

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

Oh, yes it freez on me many time when I swep my finger to follow the arrow to the right to answer the incoming phone this happen before new fireware update v11, after update to the latest fireware v 11. It does not freez. But it freez again after it's updatting ( not fireware) I hope they " Nokia" can look at this problem and fix it.
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Sage
cns18
Posts: 136

Re: N97: How To Answer A Call With The Phone Locked.

Interesting to note many users were unaware of this feature, what you may also not be aware of your new found trick is that it is notorius for the problems mentioned above by some members i.e. You can answer the call in style by swiping but when it comes to hang up ocassionally the device just hangs....well not literally as after a few presses of the power key it finally goes off. However this problem does not seem to appear if you answer calls in the conventional way i.e. unlocking device by lock switch first and then answering.....
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