How to Prevent End Call with Power Button on any iPhone [iOS 16]

Here's how you can disable end call with the lock button on your iPhone.

On iPhone, users can easily end a call by pressing the side button. For some users, it is a super useful feature to quickly end a call. However, it also gets frustrating when you accidentally hit the power button during a phone call. If this happened to you too and you don’t find this accessibility feature useful, then you can easily turn it off your iPhone running on the latest iOS 16, 15, or 14.

iOS 16 obviously boasts a flurry of personalization features but also bags a big list of useful tool. The list includes the ability to prevent the lock to end a call, yes, you can now easily turn off the power button ends call on iPhone.

iPhone’s power button aka side button does many things with incoming calls, the button can silence a call, decline a call with a volume key combination, and end a call. Now if your iPhone is running on iOS 14, 15, or the latest iOS 16, then you can easily prevent end call with the lock button.

Let’s take a look at the steps.

Prevent End Call with Power Button on iPhone

There’s no need to install any third-party app, you can easily turn off the end call with the power button on your iPhone. Here are the steps.

How to Prevent End Call with Power Button on any iPhone
  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone running iOS 16, 15, or 14.
  2. Scroll down a bit, then tap Accessibility settings.
  3. Select Touch inside the Accessibility settings, then scroll down till you find Prevent Lock to End Call. (On iOS 15 or iOS 14, the option is named Lock to End Call, you can turn the toggle on.)
  4. Turn the toggle on for Prevent Lock to End Call.
  5. That’s it.

Now there’s no need to worry about the accidental pressing of the power button during a phone call. In case you want to use this feature in the future, then you can simply turn the toggle off inside the accessibility settings. Additionally, you won’t be able to decline an incoming call by pressing the power button twice.

If you still want to know anything about the new prevent lock to end call feature, then you can leave a comment in the comment box.

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Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across his work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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