How to Receive a Call on Your Droid X

You can actually use your Droid X as a phone, believe it or not. When you receive a call from someone, your Droid X can signal that you have a phone call in a number of ways:

  • The phone rings or makes a noise signaling you to an incoming call.

    The sound you hear when the phone rings is known as the ringtone. You can configure the Droid X to play a number of ringtones, depending on who's calling, or you can set a universal ringtone.

  • The phone may vibrate.

  • The touchscreen display turns on, giving you more information about the call.

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    The contact picture, such as Mr. Clemens, appears only when the person calling is in your contacts list and you've assigned a picture to that contact or the picture has been imported from your social networking sites. Otherwise, a generic silhouette icon shows up.

When you receive a call, you have some options:

  • Answer the call. Slide the green Answer button to the right. Then, place the phone to your ear or use the headset, if you have one attached.

  • Ignore the call. Slide the red Decline button to the left. The phone stops ringing, and the call is immediately sent to voice mail.

  • Silence the ringer. Touch the volume button (up or down) to silence the ringer.

If you're already on the phone when you receive an incoming call, you hear a tone. At that point, the touchscreen displays information about the incoming call, and you can answer or ignore the call. When you choose to answer, the current call is placed on hold.

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