Basic call actions

Call actions

Receiving a call

When one of the account registered in Ring receives an incoming call, it will be displayed as a new item in the Current calls window with the "incoming" icon. You can either accept or refuse it. To accept it, select the item and click on the Accept button which replaced the Call button in toolbar and Actions menu, or double click the item, or press Enter. To refuse it, select it and click on the refuse button that replaced the Hang up button in toolbar and Actions menu or press Esc.

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The call is ringing

Once you called a number, the call is normally in ringing state. It will then pass to Current or Busy state, according to the decision of the called peer to accept or refuse the call. If it is in Busy state, you can just hang it up with the Hang up button or pressing Esc.

If the number does not exist or if any other error occurred (see the list of common errors here), it is in failure state, then you can hang it up with the Hang up button or pressing Esc.

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The call is current

Once the call is in current state, you can now communicate with your peer. You have a bunch of useful features when in current state that are described in the common use chapter. To end the call, select it and click on Hang up button in toolbar or pressing Esc.

The call is recording

Recording a call will create a .wav file in the directory chosen in the Audio configuration dialog. Recording can be activated by pressing the Record button of the toolbar. The call emblem should turn to:

The record emblem

Once the call is over, you can play the recording from the history page be pressing the play button. This overlay should appear.

The record overlay

The call is being transferred

Ring support two types of transfer, direct and attended. Attended will be discussed in the next section. Direct transfer is the action of transferring a call to another number. Once the call is transferred, it is considered over by Ring. It should start ringing on the number you transferred to. To transfer a call, press on the Transfer button in the toolbar. This overlay should be presented:

The transfer overlay