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Topic Title: Ending a cell phone call by voice
Topic Summary: No iPhone voice command for hands-free hang-up
Created On: 12/09/2020 06:03 AM
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 Ending a cell phone call by voice   - Ctraeger - 12/09/2020 06:03 AM  
 Ending a cell phone call by voice   - Lunis Orcutt - 12/09/2020 03:08 PM  
 Ending a cell phone call by voice   - Ctraeger - 12/09/2020 07:49 PM  
 Ending a cell phone call by voice   - Lunis Orcutt - 12/10/2020 12:33 PM  
 Ending a cell phone call by voice   - Indredi - 01/31/2021 11:44 PM  
 12/09/2020 06:03 AM
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'm going to give it a shot anyways. I've been paralyzed from the chest down for over 23 years and until this past weekend I had never owned a cell phone. I've been using NaturallySpeaking on a PC almost the entire 23 years. For about the last 15 years I've worked from home and used a Skype in/out account to make phone calls. I had seen about a year ago that Apple updated their accessibility features, and the guy in the ad touting new voice control features look to be paralyzed about the same level as me.


I'm rambling… Bottom line is I now have a new iPhone 12 on a deal that was just too good to pass up. I'm pretty impressed with the voice commands on it except for one big problem. There is no way to hang up a phone call by voice. I spoke with a lady in the Apple accessibility support department last night and this isn't some oversight. I'm told the microphone on the iPhones cannot be shared between apps. When you initiate or pick up a call on the iPhone it turns off the voice control & Siri until the call ends. This is obviously a problem for somebody trying to operate the phone hands-free.


At this point I can still return the phone and get something else if necessary. I may not get a deal like I did on this iPhone 12, but it's the voice plan that is the real bargain for me. Not being able to hang up on a voicemail message and/or always reminding the other person to please be sure to hang up a call is far from ideal.


I'm sure others here must have run into this same problem. I would really appreciate hearing how others have dealt with this, or if anybody has any ideas.




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