Cannot Tap to Answer Calls on Samsung S8


  • Cannot answer calls by tapping green phone button
  • Must swipe to answer incoming calls


  • Samsung Galaxy S8


  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Accessibility 
  3. Tap Interaction and dexterity  
  4. Toggle Assistant Menu ON 
  5. Toggle on SINGLE TAP TO SWIPE to enable SINGLE TAP


The Samsung software update released in April 2019 removed the tap-to-answer feature and replaced it with a swipe feature. 

Additional Notes

The above solution is a workaround to reinstate the tap-to-answer feature, but requires that the assistant menu be present.

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