Apple moved the end call button back with the recent iOS 17 developer beta. Now, it lives in the bottom center of the call screen instead of the bottom right. It’s a small change, but it could mean that the new call controls in iOS 17 won’t look all that different once Apple officially rolls out the new software sometime this fall.
The end call button has been in a new place since the first iOS 17 beta released in June, but it’s been getting some attention recently after some posts reported on right align. If the comments in our article on the change from last week are any indication, many didn’t like the new button placement, and the negative reaction may have contributed to Apple’s decision to move the hang up button back in the center.
Check out this gallery for the progression of the button from iOS 16 to the early iOS 17 beta so far.
Apple may have shifted the call screen controls to the bottom of the screen to make room for the new contact stickers in iOS 17 that are designed to highlight the faces of the people you’re talking to. The lower call controls arguably make them easier to use on larger phone screens, too.
There aren’t many other changes in the latest iOS 17 beta, but if you want to know what’s different, check it out. This article from Mac rumors.