I have been having a lot of trouble trying to answer an incoming phone call on my iPhone 4S running iOS 8.1.
When the phone rings, I try to answer by double tapping with two fingers. Often this does not seem to answer the call. If, instead of double tapping twice to anser the call, I try to flick around to find the "Answer" button, it is almost impossible to hear VoiceOver announcing the button lables over the sound of the audio ring tone. The problem is that the audio ring tone is not being ducked when voiceOver is speaking.
A second problem is that if I do manage to successfully answer an incoming phone call using the two finger double tap, this will often not only answer the phone call, but also start playing some music or a podcast from my phone in the background. thus, I'll be hearing both the phone call and some extraneous audio. Now generally the two finger double tap will silence any playing audio from within any app, but this is the same gesture used to hang up a phone call. thus, if I try to quickly silence the audio with a two finger double tap, the phone call is ended!
All of this is making it very difficult to use my iPhone as a phone. Is Apple aware of these issues? Have other people been experiencing such issues with the iOS 8.1 (and previous iOS 8) releases?
If any one has found some workaround for these issues, I would be grateful to hear about them.