Answer Android calls by waving your hand with Air Call-Accept

Air Call-Accept is a new app that allows you to answer calls on your Android phone by waving your hand over its proximity sensor. It mimics the air call-accept feature available on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

One of the fun air-gesture features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is called air call-accept, which lets you answer incoming calls by waving your hand over the phone. To give similar functionality to users of other Android phones, an XDA Developers member published a new app called Air Call-Accept.

Air Call-Accept is enabled by default after installation. Opening the app reveals the simple on/off slider. On some phones, you'll also need to make sure that the proximity sensor is enabled. On the Galaxy S3, go to Settings > Motion. With the free version of Air Call-Accept, you can wave your hand over the proximity sensor to answer incoming calls. The paid version also allows you to reject calls, turn on the speaker when answering, and send an SMS when rejecting calls.

Air Call-Accept for Android
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

Keep in mind that the app has some bugs that the developer still needs to iron out. Forum members over at XDA Developers have noticed that Air Call-Accept automatically answers calls when the phone is in a pocket or when a flip cover is installed on the phone.

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Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at



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