When I'm on a phone call nothing is more important than the ability to hang up. If, for whatever reason, I suddenly find myself in an embarrassing situation or interrupted by something important, I must be able to terminate the call.

Currently the only option, that I know of, is a medium sized red button on the touch screen. I think this is deficient for a few reasons:

  • the touch screen doesn't always behave as you want (too sensitive, or not sensitive enough) - how often do you listen to chat radio shows and the callers are always "accidently" hitting the dial buttons in the middle of conversation
  • the GUI may be running slowly and be unresponsive

It there a way of mapping a generic button (such as a camera button on the HTC Desire) to perform the hang-up action? Perhaps someone could write such a service!

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    Not to mention if you happen to navigate away from the call screen it'll take a couple clicks to get back to where you can hang up.
    – Matt
    Commented Nov 19, 2010 at 12:41
  • I don't use bluetooth, but can't you use a bluetooth headset to terminate a call?
    – Chance
    Commented Sep 12, 2011 at 23:06

2 Answers 2


Settings | Accessibility | Power button ends call

During a call, pressing Power ends call instead of turning off screen.

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    No such setting on my HTC Desire Z with Froyo 2.2
    – PP.
    Commented Nov 19, 2010 at 14:30
  • Too bad. It's one of my favorite hidden features of my Droid.
    – ale
    Commented Nov 19, 2010 at 14:30
  • There is such a setting on the Galaxy Tab.. just not on the HTC..
    – PP.
    Commented Nov 29, 2010 at 12:21
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    Actually this setting on the Galaxy Tab is a curse! I tried calling a call centre, and whenever the screen turned off I pressed the power button to turn the screen back on, which aborted the call! I couldn't get through to the call centre to press different numbers on the keypad once the screen powered off! Terrible.. So I had to switch this option OFF on my Galaxy Tab. Who was the "bright spark" that thought a hang up button was unnecessary???
    – PP.
    Commented Dec 30, 2010 at 20:59
  • Excellent! This option is present in the LG Optimus One model. Finally! Thanks.
    – Mugen
    Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 14:26

My first thought was the same as Al Everett's answer but if you, for some reason, don't have that setting, you can achieve it through Tasker.

  1. New Profile -> Event -> Hardware -> choose the button event you'd like -> Done
  2. + button on the left bottom corner to add a task
  3. Phone -> End Call -> Done

And you are ready to go ;)

  • you mean you can or can't? Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 2:10
  • Yes, it is possible through tasker. I'll update my answer
    – Diego
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 16:40
  • It seems to me the camera button would be an excellent candidate.
    – ale
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 17:02

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