I recently upgraded my nexus 4 to android 5.0 (Via OTA update). Now, for some reason, when I get a phone call the screen is black and I have to

  1. press the power button
  2. ress/swipe the lock icon on the screen
  3. enter my password
  4. swipe right to answer my call.

Before (android 4.4) all I had to do was slide to answer. How can I get the old functionality back?

  • Lots of people experiencing problems with Lollipop on Nexus have found that a factory reset fixes them. You might try this too.
    – Dan Hulme
    Dec 4, 2014 at 9:12
  • oddly my phone crashed, then rebooted, and now it works. Here's hoping 5.0.1 comes soon and fixes this weird bug. Dec 6, 2014 at 6:11

1 Answer 1


Try resetting the screen lock on your phone. Worked for me. I have a nexus 4 too.

  • Have you tried this? This might've suited better as a comment
    – saloalv
    Dec 7, 2014 at 0:05

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