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Cant swipe to answer incoming call

Incoming calls on my lg 3 phone are almost impossible to answer. The screen doesn't recognize the swiping motion and freezes up. I also have a red border around the outside edge of screen.

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Thanks for the help. I thought the darn thing was broken. Much appreciated.

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A friend of mine explained that a mobile phone touch screen is heat-sensitive. He suggested blowing on your fingers before swiping the dot to answer. Not perfect, but a decided improvement.

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In order to answer a LG Rebel 3 the Accessibility Options Switch on top should be "ON". All of the Switches below it should be "OFF" (including another "accessibility" switch).

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On the LG G5 select - Accessibility - Dexterity and interaction - and switch on Touch and hold for calls. Answer or decline calls without swiping

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Hi malissa,

Check whether talk back feature turn on your phone

  • In Settings > Accessibility, select Accessibility
  • Set the switch off

Red edge can be removed turn off the developer options

In Settings > developer options > "uncheck all"

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"Set the switch off." What switch???? What to do here is not at all clear.

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I agree with Ben Myers.

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I have an LG Stylo 3 I have to swipe to answer and it's not recognizing my swipe. I'd much rather change it to another way of answering my calls. Is there a way of changing it?? Can someone PLEASE help me?? I'm missing so many calls...

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I found that I have to hold my finger on the green dot for a second before swiping and then swipe out just an inch or two...it works every time for me

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I'm having the same problem. I will try what Walter said. Thank You.

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I have an LG K7. Think it's the Android Lollipop 5.1 .Rarely it would answer, sometimes not. I tapped and swiped the icon repeatedly.

Never read the instructions. Turns out I have to place my finger on the ringing icon and keep my finger on the screen as I move the icon to the right, or probably anywhere on the screen. Just tried it four times, worked every time. So, unknowingly, sometimes I was doing that and sometimes not. That's why sometimes it would pick up and sometimes not.

Hope this helps.

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Excellent - the "swipe" instruction on the screen is so misleading, but this post was so clear and correct. Thank you, thank you.

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Pretty sad when you can't complete the most basic thing you want to do with a phone...answer it! Thanks for the very clear fix to an important problem.

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Thank you so much! This solves a problem that was drivigng me (and those who called me on my mobile) nuts.

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It's beyond belief that there are no instructions WITH THE PHONE when you first set it up on how to answer it. This is engineering arrogance to the max.

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I agree it's extremely ridiculous that such a basic task was designed to be so difficult. I spent hours trying to find and configure a different Application for my elderly parents. We kept thinking the problem was that they are just two elderly to understand, but then I realized-this is just an idiotic design problem

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I'm having the same problem. Went to the store, tried it in there and I could answer.

Went home. Instead of swiping I held my finger on the green dot it worked. in the store. However, at home I pressed the green dot and didn't work. This is ridiculous. I have to call back every call. Luckily, I don't get too many. Any suggestions????

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Just hold your finger on the dot for a few seconds and then swipe and it should work.

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This is ridiculous can't answer phone

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How do you answer the phone? LG Q6 If anyone knows would appreciate an answer

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