How to end calls using the power button (Android)

How to end calls using the power button (Android)
Please note: this is a tutorial for inexperienced users.

In case you don't like ending calls on your Android smartphone using the standard end call software key, we're going to show you how to make your device's power button take this function.

Regardless of what Android smartphone you're using, one of your fingers is likely near the power button anyway whenever you need to end a call. Plus, by using the power button instead of a software key to terminate calls, you don't even have to look at the phone (this could be useful when you're doing something else in parallel with talking on the phone).

To make the power button your new end call key, go to Settings -> Accessibility on your Android handset. It's there where you'll find a "Power button ends call" option that you have to enable. Once you do that, your device's power button obediently accepts its new function.

If your screen is turned off while you want to end a call, pressing the power button first turns the screen on, and only a second press will end the call (at least that's what happens on stock Android 5.0 Lollipop).

Note: This quick tutorial was made using stock Android 5.0 Lollipop, and things may look different (though not much different) on other versions of Android.


Are you using your Android phone's power button to end calls? Do you think it's a more convenient method? Have you encountered any issues with it? Let us know in the comments!

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6 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

If you're doing something while making a call, you don't really even need to do anything to end the call, since most phones automatically end the call after the person on the other side has ended theirs...

2. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I use to assume the same thing.. Until one day the other party also assumed the same thing, which took about some 10 mins before I realized that the call was still ongoing, and the person on the end left her phone in her room.

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

and what exactly did you hear o_O ?

4. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Lool..

6. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Water flowing.. gentle moans.. short giggles.. the rest I leave to your imagination. Ha!

5. jesusnexo unregistered

I though it said "how to end a call on android phone" i was gonna die

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