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    Default Answering phone call with hand gesture

    Is there a trick? I have hand gesture check marked. I wave my hand and the green section lights up with each pass of my hand but doesn't answer the phone. You can tell it's reacting to each pass of my hand.

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    Jon, where do you have this enabled? I have all the Motions and Gestures "on" in Settings but I don't see anything about answering phone calls nor did I find it in the phone settings. I tried it and it didn't work.
    I have Direct Call enabled where I just put the phone to my ear and it dials whatever contact is currently on the screen.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by monicakm View Post
    Jon, where do you have this enabled? I have all the Motions and Gestures "on" in Settings but I don't see anything about answering phone calls nor did I find it in the phone settings. I tried it and it didn't work.
    I have Direct Call enabled where I just put the phone to my ear and it dials whatever contact is currently on the screen.
    Thanks
    Go into the accessibility settings and you'll find a plethora of additional features.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Is there a trick? I have hand gesture check marked. I wave my hand and the green section lights up with each pass of my hand but doesn't answer the phone. You can tell it's reacting to each pass of my hand.

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    Unless you work in an office all day, I cannot even imagine wanting that feature. My phone stays in my shirt pocket and I turned OFF all that motion gesture stuff.

    Why not just have a feature to allow you to say "Hello" and have it answer with the speaker phone on?
    Now that to me would be a neat thing to have were I at a desk all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Is there a trick? I have hand gesture check marked. I wave my hand and the green section lights up with each pass of my hand but doesn't answer the phone. You can tell it's reacting to each pass of my hand.

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    Hold your hand over the phone and wave. Like you're waving at another person. Don't just swipe your hand over it one way. I was making that same mistake at first. Just tested it to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    Unless you work in an office all day, I cannot even imagine wanting that feature. My phone stays in my shirt pocket and I turned OFF all that motion gesture stuff.

    Why not just have a feature to allow you to say "Hello" and have it answer with the speaker phone on?
    Now that to me would be a neat thing to have were I at a desk all day.

    .
    Oops, I was looking in Motions and Gestures. Now that I'm in the right place, I see that it is already checked. I tried frhighday said. Didn't work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    Unless you work in an office all day, I cannot even imagine wanting that feature. My phone stays in my shirt pocket and I turned OFF all that motion gesture stuff.

    Why not just have a feature to allow you to say "Hello" and have it answer with the speaker phone on?
    Now that to me would be a neat thing to have were I at a desk all day.

    .
    I personally wouldn't care for this setting but was interested in seeing it work.
    There's so much stuff on this phone I'll still be figuring it out in two years when I'm
    ready for an upgrade!
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    IDK I haven't had a moment where I was eating BBQ Ribs with both hands and needed to answer a call. LOL
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    Yeah, why can't we say "Hi Galaxy, answer phone"? You know it's got to be possible. Maybe they have to save SOMEthing for future upgrades
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    Ahhhhh I think I was just doing it wrong...

    I think you can say answer phone actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Ahhhhh I think I was just doing it wrong...

    I think you can say answer phone actually.
    I'm doing something wrong. In Call Settings I have Vibrate OFF (says phone can't answer calls by voice if phone is set to vibrate when ringing).
    In Answering and Ending Calls I have Voice Control checked. Under Ringtones and Keypad Tones, the Vibrate when ringing box is checked but grayed out. Under Vibrations where you have a selection of vibration to choose from, there isn't a "none" option so "heartbeat" is still ticked but should be off. Saying "Answer phone" doesn't work. Tried "answer call". What's the secret?
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    Quote Originally Posted by monicakm View Post
    I'm doing something wrong. In Call Settings I have Vibrate OFF (says phone can't answer calls by voice if phone is set to vibrate when ringing).
    In Answering and Ending Calls I have Voice Control checked. Under Ringtones and Keypad Tones, the Vibrate when ringing box is checked but grayed out. Under Vibrations where you have a selection of vibration to choose from, there isn't a "none" option so "heartbeat" is still ticked but should be off. Saying "Answer phone" doesn't work. Tried "answer call". What's the secret?
    Have not tried it yet, and hilariously enough, the sound isn't working on my puter at work...but I found this video...maybe you can tell me lol

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    Jon, I can't get the stupid "vibrate when ringing" disabled and this video says it won't work with vibrate enabled. As soon as I (or someone) figures out how to disable vibrate, I can test this. The command he used was "answer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by monicakm View Post
    Jon, I can't get the stupid "vibrate when ringing" disabled and this video says it won't work with vibrate enabled. As soon as I (or someone) figures out how to disable vibrate, I can test this. The command he used was "answer".

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    Well dang....you might need to start a thread with that pic asking what the heck is up....
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    Jon, I did and some brilliant person replied. It's all good now Oh, and the voice answering worked by saying "answer". However, I got that irritating caller ID too. It interrupts the ringtone and announces to the world who's calling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monicakm View Post
    Jon, I did and some brilliant person replied. It's all good now Oh, and the voice answering worked by saying "answer". However, I got that irritating caller ID too. It interrupts the ringtone and announces to the world who's calling.
    Is it either or? In other words, can you have it set up for air gesture to answer AND by voice or just one or the other?

    Which one did you like or prefer?
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    You can have both checked at the same time but I still can't get the wave to work and so far I haven't found a way to disable the "incoming call from..." alert that found it's way back on my phone when I enabled "answer calls with voice commands".
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    Waive your hand once and come back again. here is the video

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