How To Prevent Side Key From Ending A Call In iOS 16

Whether you received a call or made one, at some point, the screen of your iPhone will turn off even if the call is still active. However, there are times when it doesn’t do that and if you’re trying to save battery, you would want the screen to turn off and you can do that by pressing the Side key. 

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Unfortunately, your iPhone is set to end the current call if you press it so you cannot really do that. But there is a setting under the Accessibility menu that allows you to press the power button without dropping the call. 

That’s what we’re going to show you in this post and here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Go back to the Home Screen and tap Settings.

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    Doing so will open the Settings app which allows you to change some features in your iPhone. 

  2. Scroll down a bit and tap Accessibility.

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    This will bring you to the screen with a lot of accessibility settings you can change to make your device work the way you want. 

  3. Find and tap Touch.

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    This brings you to the screen where you can change the touch accessibility settings of your iPhone. 

  4. Scroll down a bit to find the option Prevent Lock to End Call and tap the switch next to to it to enable it.

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    Once enabled, you can press the side key to lock your iPhone even if there’s an active phone call. 

  • iPhone 14
  • iOS 16

It might not be the most important setting in your device but it will serve its purpose if you need your iPhone to turn off the screen while you’re on a call. 

We hope that this guide can help you.

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