Not a lot of people know that you can use the power button to end calls on Android. This feature has been on Android for a while now and surprisingly, people don’t seem to know of it or make use of it.
Configuring the Power Button to end calls on Android can come in pretty handy for those times the proximity sensor might malfunction. If you don’t know, the Proximity Sensor which is located at the top of your phone which is used in detecting the presence of a nearby object without physical contact. This sensor is what detects the presence of your ear when near or placed on the speaker grill when making a phone call, telling the phone to turn off its screen to prevent unwanted taps on your phone.
Also, it prevents pocket dials. These are basically the two major reasons as to why we have the proximity sensor on our devices. So when the proximity sensor on your phone starts malfunctioning or get damaged, causing the screen of your Android phone not to come up immediately you’re done making your call or does not go blank when an object comes close then it becomes a huge problem.
If the screen doesn’t light up after a call, you can’t end the call because you’ll have to tap the end call button on the screen after it lights up. However, with this, you have another way to quickly end the call when the screen refuses to come up or takes long to come up after a call. To activate this feature, simply follow the steps below.
Thankfully, you need an app slowing your phone down for this. All you have to is to Navigate to The Settings Menu/App >> Select Accessibility >> Toggle the power button ends calls option and you’re good to go. Now you can use your power button on your Android phone to end calls swiftly.
This feature has actually helped me a lot in the past when the proximity sensor on my Android device was acting up. This feature on Android really did save some airtime after a series of shouting at the person on the other end of the call to hang up the phone.
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