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  • flint lock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've noticed this on all of the iPhones that I have owned, 2G, 3G and now the 4. To me, it appears it happens after the phone is been in my pocket for a while. I believe the front glass gets heated up somewhat to body temperature and thus has difficulty differentiating the heat from your finger and as a result doesn't recognize your finger as easily.
  • qwertzguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is not possible that it is due to temperature difference since after the call is missed I can try to swipe for as long as I want, it won't move from a single pixel but as soon as I double press the power button it work perfectly.
  • david33 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Now that it has been mentionned, the problem has indeed occured when the phone was in my pocket and the weather was very hot. But since I have only had the problem 4 times and cannot reproduce it when i want it is difficult to say if this is the cause.

    The first time it occured, the green arrow moved half way and bounced back each time i tried to answer. The next 3 times it didnt even move 1 pixel. It also happend when i received an sms.
  • qwertzguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    But did pressing the power button twice right after solved the problem?
  • david33 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It happend again today, impossible to move the green arrow to answer a call.

    I managed to answer the call after pressing the home button twice. I will do this next time and report here if it works again.

    This problem is the worst problem a phone can have. I mean what good is a phone if you cannot answer calls ? This is my first Apple phone and it will be my last if they don't solve this huge issue.
  • rshain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the problem as well. I will try some of the tips in this thread. It's frustrating me more since this happened with my original iphone all the time. I hope Apple FINALLY gets around to fixing this!!
  • Sarantonton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem, I have an IPhone four month ago and from the be begining one every ten calls more or less can´t be answered.

    The problem happens with iOS 3.1 and with 4.

    All the touch screen of my iphone works properly, and the problem only happens when I have an income call. I have never had the problem with the unlock slider (that is in the same position) in any temperature condition. So probably is some bug in the software.

    It happens frequently with one of my contacts, but sometimes happens with others.

    It is very frustrating, and if not solved is a black point in the phone, because I bought it mainly for be used as a excellent telephone.

    And finally, it is the only telephone I have ever heard in which a phone call can not be answered.

    Help, Please.
  • cbadland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Have the exact same problem with iPhone 4. Has happened twice in first month of owning the phone (I had 1st generation iPhone for years and never had the problem) The "slide to answer" sticks or springs back when trying to answer a call. Both times it has happened my phone was in my pocket... makes me wonder if touching the screen in some way when pulling the ringing phone out created the problem?
  • Maypol tee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ya, apple still cannot figure out a way to fix this problem, I also never heard a phone that cannot answer a call.
  • alessiotilocca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here in the netherlands. Had an iPhone 3G and now have an iPhone 4 and the problem is exactly the same. Happens to unknown callers and contacts.

    Any answers from Apple yet? It seems many people have this issue.
  • domrepsteffi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also have the same problem and sometimes after this I also couldn`t lock in.It has to be a softwarebug and I can´t understand that´s exist such a long time without fixing:-(
    I´m from Germany!!
  • redhowe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm now experiencing the same issue on my iPhone 4. It's terribly frustrating as I don't have a SIM card adapter so can't currently use the SIM in another phone. Is there a workaround? Is it to double-tap the Home or Power button?

  • vr+s+ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This happened on my iPhone 3, thats why i smashed it, and now also on my iPhone4 (not smashed yet!). It has to do with incoming calls only, i never have this issue when i start using the phone and i have to slide to start it.
    It is very frustrating and unprofessional to my clients! Apple do something!!
  • educal43 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem a couple of times. When I slide, it springs back. Very annoying.
    I am from Italy. I don't have any of the apps listed by someone in this discussion, but I think it always happened when the phone was in my pocket.
    The first post on this topic is from June 2009. Is it possible that Apple hasn't come out with a solution yet? ... or at least a suggestion!
  • DanielBoca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It just happened again to me today. It was a number that was not present in my Contacts, and I could move the slider one pixel.
    A similar behavior happened last month also with a number not present in my Contacts, but the difference was that I was able to slide only to half of screen.

    Very annoying.
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