Question about using the Phone app on iPhone 6

iOS & iPadOS

I have a new iPhone 6, IOS 8.1.2 and this is my first iPhone that I have a plan with, allowing me to use the phone app.
I asked Siri to dial a number for me. When I was on the call I was supposed to press 1, but I could not do it. I had no Voiceover feedback, I could not hang up, or do anything else.
Is this normal? or is there something I should know? Are there any tutorials on how to use the Phone app?



Submitted by Mark SARCH on Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hi JLove
There one tutorial but isn't as you looking for but could be helpful just look on the forum
it was submited for Alex Wallax time ago.
the most important here is that you have to learn the basic voiceOver gestures
some tips quickly
voiceOver gesture to answer or end the call
using 2 fingers do
double tap
anywhere on the screen.
To dial a number try use Siri less possible and also Siri doesn't work when you are on a call.
how to use basic phone app
VoiceOver Gesture
Using 1 finger
look on the buttom of your iPhone
left edge on the dock
always is the phone app by default
do double tap remember use only one finger
on the buttom after open the phone app there 5 options
Key Pad
Voice Mail
well is the basic When you are on a called and have to press some number to pick some selection
one vital tip is release the phone from your ear aabout 6 inches or more to enable the speacker phone it allow voiceOver feedback to you
the keypad will appear on the screen don't be afread using one finger touch on the screen the keypad is very similar as the basic phone
there 4 rowe starting from top to buttom are on each row are 3 keys
first row #1 #2 #3
second row #4 #5 #6
Third row #7 #8 #9
Fourth row staar simbol #0 pown simbol
okay to hit on the selection there one anotation here.
if this is your first iPhone will be set to use Typing mode as
Standart typing
Standart typing means to enter each key or character need to hit twice on it or double tap this voiceOver gesture use 1 finger
Touch typing this method works drawing a simgle finger until find your selection only when you need to enter text or select numbers once you find the selection released the finger from the screen and ready.
Direct typing I don't think will be set to you but incace someone has set for you works as more visual
visual typing but voiceOver running but for numbers and passcode it's work as standart typing it means hitting twice each character just it is the basic there will allot of folks will tell about extensive description about it how to do it and also using more of one finger to do it but remember only is the basic only use one finger for now.

Submitted by Paul on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I assume the problem you're having is that you're trying to dial the phone when it's against your ear or your hand is too close to the proximity sensor. The reason there's no VO feedback in that situation is because the screen is deactivated when the proximity sensor is triggered, like when your phone is against your ear. However, the proximity sensor can also be triggered by your hand or finger, which is why I said a headset can make it easier. If you use a headset, the proximity sensor won't trigger your phone's display to be deactivated, and you can use the dial pad without having to let the whole world know who you're calling when they hear the menu system on speaker phone. The Apple earbuds included with the phone make a decent headset, although I strongly recommend a bluetooth headset for making calls on the move.

The bottom line is, the phone app is very easy to use, assuming that you're familiar with how to type on iOS. The only surprising factor is the fact that you can't use the screen when the proximity sensor is triggered, which if you think about it isn't really that surprising since your face might accidentally trigger a touch on the screen if it wasn't turned off when the phone is against your ear, and the proximity sensor is the best way to detect that the phone is against your ear. If you're wondering where the proximity sensor is, I'm sure it won't surprise you to know that it's near the speaker at the top of your phone, which means you can't use the dial pad by merely angling the phone away from your head like you might do with a tactile button phone.

Submitted by Mike Freeman on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I agree with the last commenter: using a headset makes things a lot easier if one is trying to complete a complex dialing operation such as might require you to respond to telephone menus. However, I still favor a hard-wired headset rather than a Bluetooth headset because by the very nature of Bluetooth communications, there will be a slight lag in responsiveness to screen input due to the constant negotiations with the Bluetooth device. Hardware headsets eliminate this slight sluggishness.

As someone who uses a bluetooth headset on a regular basis, I can say with confidence that the lag is barely noticeable to the average person. However, the reason I favor bluetooth for use while walking is because a cable can easily hook itself on something you pass and can lift your phone from your pocket. A wired headset is great if you're just sitting somewhere making a call, but wireless is a better option when you're on the move.

I should also point out that any delay in bluetooth audio is likely a result of the audio encoding process rather than the bluetooth protocol itself. Bluetooth generally seems to drop audio rather than delay to send or receive it when the signal quality is bad enough.

Submitted by mark wright on Sunday, December 14, 2014

any good advice for good bluetooth headsets for use with i phone 6 out of interest ? many thanks

I've been very happy with my Bose AE2w bluetooth headset. Unfortunately, it is on the expensive side.

* Supports stereo output in addition to standard headset functionality
* The bluetooth receiver can be swapped for a cable in situations where bluetooth can't be used (like at a talking ATM).
* Uses a standard micro USB connector for charging.
* The headset is light and comfortable to wear for a long time (although sweating might be a problem on a hot day).
* The ear cups provide excellent passive noise reduction.

* The microphone and remote control functionality is only available with bluetooth connectivity.
* Bluetooth functionality is unavailable while the receiver is being charged.
* The mic is unsuitable for professional recordings, although it is good enough for calls and Siri in quiet environments.
* The functionality that allows the headset to connect to 2 devices at once via bluetooth makes the secondary device inaccessible while audio is being output on the primary, and the automatic switching included is slow except when there's an incoming call.
* The passive noise reduction may make this headset unsuitable for someone who relies on being able to hear all noises in their environment.

If you can live without stereo audio in your wireless headset, I believe there are plenty of bluetooth options that cost less than $100, and even a generic bluetooth headset is unlikely to have an unacceptably long delay. My Bose headset cost me about AUD$300 from the Apple online store.

Submitted by JLove on Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hello everyone,
Thank you to all for your answers and comments, always so informative.