How to answer a call on your Fairphone 3

The moment you have inserted your SIM card, you can be called by anyone who has your phone number. 

Inactive screen

To answer an incoming call when your screen is inactive:

  1. Tap and hold the round  button with the green phone icon and swipe up

To reject an incoming call when your screen is inactive:

  1. Tap and hold the round  button with the green phone icon and swipe down
  2. Hold on until the icon turns red
  3. The caller will be forwarded to your voicemail if you have installed it.

To send a message to the caller:

  1. Tap on the blue text balloon icon with the text Message to send a reply 
  2. Choose one of the options that appear to send as a text message (SMS) to the caller.

Active screen

When you get an incoming call when your screen is active: 

  1. Tap on the right green box to Answer
  2. Tap on the left red box  with to Decline

No calls

Not able to make or receive calls? In some previous software versions, this was a default setting for some SIM cards. Check the settings of your Network & internet: 

Go to Settings Network & internet → SIM card → Advanced and check if No calls is by default enabled due to Battery saving. If this is the case, enable it and update your Fairphone 3 to the latest software version