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stop auto redial on iPhone when call dropped

4942 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2014 11:37 AM by benn.bgn RSS
WestTXisGr8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 17, 2012 10:59 PM

When I have a call drop while I'm using bluetooth, or anytime I miss a call, when I unlock the phone it calls back that number. I DON'T want this to occur. Especially since it may be hours before I look at my phone again, or have a signal again (I work where the signal is spotty at best, and I work nights). For instance, I drop a call at 10pm and then hit the unlock on my phone at 2am, it calls that number back. How to do I stop this from happening?


I searched the iPhone, the internet & this forum, and couldn't find anything to change this. I'm using an iPhone 4S, but all my past iPhones have done this same thing.


Thank you!

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1
  • Isuzu14b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 10:47 PM (in response to WestTXisGr8)

    I have the same problem.  I first noticed it on the 4, and now it still happens on the 5.  I've looked through Settings and cannot find any options for this.  I have AT&T and I drop calls very frequently.  I accept that this isn't going to change any time soon, but Hey Apple, can I please redial at a time of MY choosing?

  • Isuzu14b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 11:53 PM (in response to Isuzu14b)

    Really?  No one else has this problem or a solution?

  • AKin Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 11:36 PM (in response to WestTXisGr8)

    My iphone 4 does the same thing and I wish I could figure out how to stop it...

  • FriFra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 28, 2013 8:23 AM (in response to WestTXisGr8)

    I have the same problem and i wish to disable this anoying feature.

  • aviby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2013 1:13 PM (in response to WestTXisGr8)

    Just upgraded to ios 7.

    Same problem started for me too/

    I am using 16GB iPhone 4s


    Extremely annoying.


    Any solution anybody.


    My friend complain that they get 10 continious calls from me after the call is broken.

  • kunara Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 27, 2013 8:43 AM (in response to WestTXisGr8)

    My wife had the same issue - it turns out that there was a conflict with the Speed Dial App (#1~4, from Neon Surge) she was using which was causing this issue.  Even if a number wasn't dialled through this app, when it was opened in the background it seemed to cause the same issue of redialing automatically (consecutively).  While it was fun watching my wife frantically trying to end the calls for a good 3 minutes, I'm glad we have finally resolve this issue.  After deleting the apps, she hasn't experienced it again - if you check the comments/reviews for these apps in the App Store, you will find people having the same issue.  Hopefully this was the issue for you guys as well!


    Quick note: according to my wife, it had happened once or twice before, but became very frequent after iOS7 update.  She is on an iPhone 4s.

  • Jim Hojo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 1, 2013 11:34 AM (in response to WestTXisGr8)

    I always had this problem but with the IOS7 update it completes the call before the "End Call" button appears. I'm a truck driver with Sprint service and get dropped calls alot. I'm tired of the auto redial starting a few hours after I dropped a call. Apple should put a 10 to 20 minute time limit on the auto redial. I could live with that. I'm tired of the redial calling my friends and family at 3 AM whan I decide to take my phone out of sleep mode! I have a 16 GB iPhone 4S with the passcode activated after an hour just because of this problem. Lets get this fixed. Thanks. JIM

  • FInallyWentWest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to WestTXisGr8)

    Terrible problem with iOS7. Happened on my iPhone 4 when I upgraded to iOS7. NOw I have a 5S and it still happens. THis is really, really a huge issue. I have unknowingly called some people as many as 12 times. I prefer not to redial unless I actively choose to do so. Apple, please fix this ASAP!

  • Chainsaw Clem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 19, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to WestTXisGr8)

    I have experienced similar issues on iOS6 and iOS7.  I grew extremely frustrated as traffic patterns have forced me to travel through an area with weak cell service and thus I experienced many dropped calls with subsequent redials at inopportune times.  I have found that dropped calls are automatically redialed only when a call is dropped and the phone is in a locked state.  If the phone is not locked, a dropped call will not automatically be redialed, but instead a screen will provide an option to redial or cancel.  I have found this to be true with at least the iPhone 4S and 5 on Sprint and AT&T. 


    I reported this issue to Apple and after a several phone calls and uploads of information to Apple support, they have confrimed that engineering considers this a bug and is working towards a fix.  No date was provided, but I am crossing my fingers that it will eventually be fixed.

  • Orangeheadd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 12, 2014 10:58 AM (in response to WestTXisGr8)

    I have had the same issue which was driving me mad but think I have just found a way around it. In iOS 7 if you swipe up on the lock screen to access quick settings and go into timer then click the home button you get into the phone without calling the person back. Not a great 'fix' but hope it works for you. Come on Apple this isn't good enough, fix this bug otherwise you will lose your customers.

  • benn.bgn Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 14, 2014 11:37 AM (in response to WestTXisGr8)

    This has plagued me too! The solution is easy....go to settings for the notification centre  and remove 'phone' from the lockscreen. Now call failures shouldn't show on the lockscreen and therefore Wong be there to redail the number when the phone is unlocked :)


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