How to enable full-screen caller ID on iPhone

With iOS, Apple introduced a compact call interface that shows calls as a small banner at the top of the display when you are using your iPhone. Prior to this, when you got a call, your whole display would be blocked with full-screen caller ID. While full-screen caller ID takes up the whole display, it does ensure you never miss a call.

If you prefer the old full-screen caller ID in place of the banner style because you are missing calls, you can switch between the two pretty easily. Here’s how to enable full-screen caller ID on iPhone in a few simple steps.

How to enable full-screen caller ID on iPhone

Learn how to enable full-screen caller ID on iPhone

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Phone. full-screen caller ID
  3. Tap on Incoming Calls. full-screen caller ID
  4. Lastly, tap Full Screen. full-screen caller ID

Now, any incoming calls will feature full-screen caller ID with full-screen contact pictures. Note that FaceTime and calls from other apps will also appear on the full screen instead of a banner.

The one disadvantage of this is that you cannot dismiss an incoming call by swiping it away like you could with a banner call. However, you can still use the volume buttons on your iPhone to silence a call or double-tap the power button to decline it.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to enable full-screen caller ID on your iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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