Samsung Galaxy S9 Answer Calls with Key - Solved!

On the Samsung Galaxy S9, you can answer calls by pressing the green slider on the screen. If this is too complicated for you, then we have a better solution. And that is call acceptance by means of a key.

The volume key is used here. To use it, however, you must first activate the option in the settings.

Answer calls by pressing the volume key – How it works

Samsung Galaxy S9 Hardware

1. Open the phone app, which is usually located on the home screen (app with green handset)

2. Touch the three-point symbol in the upper right corner of the screen.

3. Select "Settings" from the context menu

4. Navigate to "Answer and end calls"

5. The first option is now "Answer calls with the volume key"

6. Activate this option - done! When you receive a call on the Samsung Galaxy S9, you can simply answer it by pressing the Volume Up button once.

This is easier and you don't have to wipe around on the display anymore. The advantage of answering calls using the key is that you can also answer a call with wet hands. Otherwise this only works with great difficulty ;-) 


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I agree with all the comments above. I've put my S9 in a case so cannot use the volume key easily. Please tell me how I can answer my phone with a screen touch - or a swipe - or something before I smash the phone in frustration. Samsung,...

I agree with all the comments above. I've put my S9 in a case so cannot use the volume key easily. Please tell me how I can answer my phone with a screen touch - or a swipe - or something before I smash the phone in frustration. Samsung, you're being too clever by half.

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why change a simple thing as in tap the green icon, of course Samsung does not have the intelligence to inform the customer about the change via the recent upgrade, my girlfriend came home from work screaming at me why I did not answer her call....

why change a simple thing as in tap the green icon, of course Samsung does not have the intelligence to inform the customer about the change via the recent upgrade, my girlfriend came home from work screaming at me why I did not answer her call. Thank God for google I was about to go by the AT&T store to go off on them.

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I am adding to the list of comments from other users about the tap to answer feature being removed on the latest update which i have been trying to ignore for the past couple of weeks. . But it kept nagging me so i did it. Now i cant answer my...

I am adding to the list of comments from other users about the tap to answer feature being removed on the latest update which i have been trying to ignore for the past couple of weeks. . But it kept nagging me so i did it. Now i cant answer my phone in the way i always have. It is completely ridiculous that we the paying customer have to put up with these updates which are inconvenient and annoying to say the least. My wife doesnt get this hassle on her iphone. . Still guys, we must remember, we customers are only the little people and Samsung knows best !

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I also cannot answer my phone or turn off my alarm in the morning. I did change that setting and was able to answer, but then you have that floating icon on your phone that you are constantly trying to avoid. I dont understand their logic...

I also cannot answer my phone or turn off my alarm in the morning. I did change that setting and was able to answer, but then you have that floating icon on your phone that you are constantly trying to avoid. I dont understand their logic here. Why would they take away the option to answer a phone call. So annoying, I have to call everyone back because I can't answer!!!!!!

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I have a galaxy s9+ and can no longer answer calls with a single tap. This is so annoying that I am most likely going to buy a different brand phone.

 
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I cannot believe that they took away the option to tap the screen to answer. I don't want to have to pick up my phone when I answer. Most of the time, I tap the green button and then the speaker icon. Swiping only moves the phone! Not a good...

I cannot believe that they took away the option to tap the screen to answer. I don't want to have to pick up my phone when I answer. Most of the time, I tap the green button and then the speaker icon. Swiping only moves the phone! Not a good change on someone's part!!! UPHAPPY I AM! ;-(((

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WTF NOT HAPPY why after all this time having tap option do samsung take this off
i called samsung they said tap option is no longer available
very disappointing
samsung have a good hard think about your customers and what they want

 
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I am very disappointed also. Yes you can make a change in settings but that causes an acsesability icon to appear on ALL screens. Poor update choice for those who just don't want to swipe.

 
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I'm having the same problem.

I had a system update yesterday, 4/4/19, and now I can no longer answer calls with the green button on the touch screen or send them to voicemail with the red. Thank God I can change the settings to answer with...

I'm having the same problem.

I had a system update yesterday, 4/4/19, and now I can no longer answer calls with the green button on the touch screen or send them to voicemail with the red. Thank God I can change the settings to answer with the volume up key!!

But it's been two years this month since I bought this phone - makes me wonder if I'm being forced to buy another!!

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Yo me this is almost false advertising, we buy this $1000 dollar phone, get a update thats mandatory, and its took a few good features from this phone, like swiping instead of tap, beauty blender is gone, their was so many different stuff for...

Yo me this is almost false advertising, we buy this $1000 dollar phone, get a update thats mandatory, and its took a few good features from this phone, like swiping instead of tap, beauty blender is gone, their was so many different stuff for taking good pictures, is gone, and last the icons look fake, like for weather it used to be a picture of a real sun now it all looks like a kid phone. They need to give us a better update, or let us go back to oreo.

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I agree. 100/100

 
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Very annoyed that the latest software update took away the capability to tap the phone icon directly from the screen to answer a call.

 
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