For two weeks—or more—I was not receiving any phone calls. I thought I’d finally stopped all the spam calls. Then a friend sent me an email message telling me she tried to call… but it went to voicemail. She figured I was not near my phone. The second time, no answer… so she sent an email. Frankly, I am too dumb for a smartphone!! I fiddled with it but was “getting nowhere fast.” My friend suggested I turn off the phone and restart it. I did that. I went to the Internet and pulled up the instruction manual. I enlarged the print so I could read the tiny information. I fiddled around some more and called my friend and asked her to call me. She tried but got the voicemail message–and she emailed me. Fiddling around, I saw the words “Do not disturb.” OMG, is that the problem? I finally got rid of “Do not disturb” and received a call from another friend. With a sigh of relief, “thank goodness”the problem is solved.
No such luck. The next day, same problem following a couple of “spam” calls. The caller wanted to enroll me in a Medicare program and I said “No thanks.” She kept talking so I tapped the image of a phone below the caller information. I thought I was hanging up on her. During my sleepless night, hashing over the events of the day, I wondered if tapping the little phone image was the “do not disturb” button. So I fiddled some more, and I talked to the phone requesting “Turn off do not disturb.” The phone replied with a message saying “he/she/it” turned off “Do not disturb.”
I had my first smart phone about 5 days before I knew how to answer it correctly, lol. Don’t give up.