This might seem like a stupid question, but I couldn't find the answer on this SE so here goes. When I receive a call and my phone starts to ring, how do I mute the phone without answering or dismissing the call? Is this done differently depending on the Android OS version?

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Just press any volume button while its ringing. On side note, make sure there isnt an option like answer by volume buttons in settings->accessibility. If there is, make sure its disabled. If its not there, then you are fine ;) Hope this helps.

  • Yes this seems to work well. I tested it by having a friend call me (I am using Lollipop) and pressed either volume up or volume down to mute the incoming call without dismissing or answering the call. Also I noticed that simply pressing the power button will do the same muting, same way as with iPhones. Seems to work also when the screen is locked.
    – ghoulfolk
    May 29, 2015 at 11:15
  • Glad your query is solved, good luck :-) May 29, 2015 at 11:19

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