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    Receiving calls

    If you receive an incoming call when the device is in sleep mode or the screen is locked, the phone application opens in fullscreen format. If you receive an incoming call when the screen is active, the incoming call is displayed as a heads-up notification, that is, in a minimised window that floats at the top of whatever screen is open. When such a notification arrives, you can choose to answer the call and open the phone application screen, or you can reject the call and stay on the current screen.

    To answer an incoming call when the screen is inactive

    • Drag Icn sony call slider answer to the right.

    To answer an incoming call when the screen is active

    • In the heads-up notification that appears at the top of the screen, tap ANSWER.

    Tip

    Instead of answering the call, you can go to the main phone application screen by tapping the upper part of the heads-up notification window. Using this method, you get more options to manage the call. For example, you can decide to reject the call with a message or forward the call to the answering machine.

    To decline an incoming call when the screen is inactive

    • When a call comes in, drag Icn sony call slider dismiss to the left.

    To reject an incoming call when the screen is active

    • In the heads-up notification that appears at the top of the screen, tap DECLINE.

    Tip

    Instead of rejecting the call, you can go to the main phone application screen by tapping the upper part of the heads-up notification window. Using this method, you get more options to manage the call. For example, you can decide to reject the call with a message.

    To mute the ringtone for an incoming call

    • When you receive the call, press the volume key.

    Using the answering machine

    You can use the answering machine application on your device to answer calls when you are busy or miss a call. You can enable the automatic answering function and specify how many seconds should pass before a call is answered automatically. You can also manually route calls to the answering machine when you are too busy to answer them. Later, you can listen to any messages left on your answering machine.

    Note

    Before using the answering machine, you must record a greeting message.

    To record a greeting message for the answering machine

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Call > Answering Machine > Greetings.
    3. Tap Record new greeting and follow the on-screen instructions.

    To enable or disable automatic answering

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Call > Answering Machine.
    3. Tap the Answering Machine slider.

    Tip

    If you don't set a time delay for the automatic answering of calls, the default value is used.

    To set a time delay for automatic answering

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Call > Answering Machine.
    3. Tap Pick up after.
    4. Adjust the time by scrolling up and down.
    5. Tap Done.

    To forward an incoming call to the answering machine

    • When a call comes in, tap Response options, then select Reject with Answering Machine.

    Tip

    When a call comes in, you can also just wait until the preset time delay elapses so that the answering machine picks up the call automatically.

    To listen to messages on the answering machine

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Call > Answering Machine > Messages.
    3. Select the voice message that you want to listen to.

    Tip

    You can also listen to answering machine messages directly from the call log by tapping Icn sony play voice message.

    Rejecting a call with a text message

    You can reject a call with a text message. When you reject a call with such a message, the message is automatically sent to the caller and stored in the Messaging conversation with the contact.

    You can select from a number of predefined messages available on your device, or you can create a new message. You can also create your own personalised messages by editing the predefined ones.

    To reject a call with a text message when the screen is inactive

    1. When an incoming call arrives, tap Response options.
    2. Select a predefined message or tap Write new message.

    To reject a call with a text message when the screen is active

    1. When an incoming call arrives, tap the upper part of the heads-up notification window where the phone number or the name of the contact is displayed.
    2. Tap Response options.
    3. Select a predefined message or tap Write new message.

    To reject a second call with a text message

    1. When you hear repeated beeps during a call, tap Response options.
    2. Select a predefined message or tap Write new message.

    To edit the text message used to reject a call

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Call > Reject call with message.
    3. Tap the message that you want to edit, then make the necessary changes.
    4. Tap OK.
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