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Receiving a Call

When someone phones your Galaxy S7, you can accept the call, reject it, or reject it and send a text message.

Accept a Call

  1. When the phone rings, look at the contact name (if it is available) or the phone number (if the contact name is not available) and decide whether to take the call.

  2. Swipe the green phone icon to the right to accept the call.

  3. Tap to switch the call audio to the speaker.

  4. Tap to switch the call audio to a Bluetooth device you have previously paired, such as a headset, your smartwatch, or your vehicle’s built-in Bluetooth.

  5. Tap to mute the call. Tap again to turn off muting.

  6. Tap to show the keypad if you need to type extra numbers after the call is connected.

  7. Tap to boost the call volume if the caller speaks softly.

  8. Tap to put the call on hold.

  9. Tap to create a conference call. See the “Make Conference Calls” task later in this chapter for more information.

  10. Swipe to the right to see more options, such as the ability to write a memo that is associated with the caller.

  11. Tap to write a memo that is associated with the caller while you’re on the call.

  12. Tap to open the Calendar app, view the calendar, and create a new appointment if needed.

  13. Tap to open the Internet browser and use it while on the call.

  14. Tap to send an SMS (text message) to the caller.

  15. Tap to send an email to the caller.

  16. Tap to show the caller’s information in the Contacts app.

  17. Swipe to the left to return to the main call screen.

  18. Tap to end the call.

Reject a Call

If you do not want to accept the call, you can reject it so that it goes to your voicemail.

  1. When the phone rings, swipe the red phone icon to the left to reject the call.

  2. The call goes to voicemail, and your Galaxy S7 displays the screen you were using before the call came in.

Reject a Call and Send a Text Message

Instead of simply declining a call and sending it to your voicemail, you can send an SMS (text message) straight back to the caller. Your Galaxy S7 provides a selection of canned messages for general needs. You can also create your own messages or type custom messages for particular calls.

  1. When the phone rings, swipe up to display the Reject Call with Message shade.

  2. Tap to send one of the canned messages.

Handle Missed Calls

If you miss a phone call, you can quickly locate it in the Phone app’s logs so that you can return it, but you can also take actions on missed calls from the Lock screen or any other screen.

  1. Tap to see the missed call from the Lock screen. If you use a Lock screen password or other method of locking your S7, you are required to use that method to unlock your S7 before you can continue.

  2. Swipe from left to right across the missed call log entry to call the number back.

  3. Swipe from right to left across the missed call log entry to send an SMS (text message) to the caller.

  4. Tap the missed call log entry to see its details.

  5. Tap to call the person back.

  6. Tap to place a video call to the person.

  7. Tap to send an SMS (text message) to the caller.

  8. Tap to delete one or more call log entries from this caller.

  9. Tap to view the caller’s full contact information (if you already have the person in your Contacts), or add the number to your Auto Reject list. When someone’s number is on the Auto Reject list, your S7 automatically rejects calls from that number.

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