Poly VVX 601 Phone Views

The Polycom VVX 600/601 models have four main views: Home, Calls, Active Call, and Lines view (the default).


To change views:

  • For Home view, press  .

  • From Home view,  press    to display either Lines, Calls, or Active Call view.

  • To switch between Lines view and either Calls or Active Call view, swipe the screen to the right or left.

The views you can access depend on the number of calls your phone has, and if your phone has an active call. If your phone is idle, you can access Home and Lines view. If your phone has one call only—and it’s active—you can access Home, Lines, and Active Call view. If your phone has multiple calls, or one held call, you can access Home, Lines, and Calls view.

At the top of each view is a status ba that shows the date and time, and—depending what view you’re in—your phone line, and icons that you can tap to access messages or recent calls. If your phone has information you should know about, icons and/or messages will scroll, together with the date, under the time display. Additional icons may display in the status bar, such as the DND (Do Not Disturb) and Warning icon, that you can tap.



Home View


You can display Home view by pressing  . Home view displays your phone line, and icons you can tap to access phone features, settings, and information. At the bottom of Home view is a Page Indicator that you can press and hold to control how many icons Home view displays.



To show all Home view icons, press and hold the Page Indicator. Press and hold the Page Indicator again to view fewer icons. Alternatively swipe the screen right or left to view additional Home view icons. 



Press the Down or Up arrow key to navigate the pages in Home view. To select a menu option press the Right or Left arrow key to choose a menu option, and press Select.

Home view displays the following icons:


New Call - tap New Call to display the Dialer so you can place a call.


Messages - tap Messages to access your voicemail.

Directories - tap Directories to access your Contact Directory and Recent Calls list. You may also be able to access a Corporate Directory and Buddy Status List if they’re set up on your phone.


Forward - tap Forward to set up forwarding options for incoming calls.


DND - tap DND to toggle DND (Do Not Disturb) on or off. When DND is enabled, your phone won’t ring and incoming calls will go to voice mail.


Settings - tap Settings to access phone features and settings to customize your phone.


Additional icons may include:


Applications - tap Applications to access a menu of custom applications. 


Calendar - tap Calendar to show a calendar with your meeting details. Using the Calendar feature, you can join meetings directly from your phone.


From Home view, tap the phone line to display additional phone lines that may be set up for your phone, and favorites. From this screen, tap a phone line to open the Dialer, or tap a favorite to dial the favorite. To display the Home view icons again, tap Close.



Lines View


Lines view is your phone’s default display. To display Lines view, press    from Home view.

Lines view displays your phone line(s), your favorites, and soft keys in the soft key area.



If your phone is idle, you can:


  • Tap a phone line to access the Dialer.

  • Swipe to switch between Lines view and the Idle Browser (if available - it displays non-interactive Web content on the idle screen).

If your phone has calls, the phone line indicates the number of calls you have, and if they’re active or held. If the phone line has an active call, a green bar displays next to it. If the phone line has one or more held calls, a flashing red bar displays next to it. To display your call(s), press and hold the phone line, or swipe the screen.



Active Call View


If you have only one call in progress—and it’s active (has audio)—you can access Active Call view. If you’re in Home view, you can display Active Call view by pressing    or by tapping   in the status bar. To switch between Lines and Active Call view, swipe the screen right or left.


Active Call view displays the name and number of the person you’re talking with and the duration of the call. From Active Call view, you can manage the call: hold, end, or transfer it, or set up a conference call with the person you’re talking with and another party.



Calls View


You can access Calls view if your phone has multiple calls in progress, or you have one held call. If you’re in Home view, you can display Calls view by pressing    or by tapping    in the status bar. To switch between Lines and Calls view, swipe the screen right or left.



Scroll to see all your calls. If your phone has multiple lines, calls display under the associated line.

The following colors indicate the call statuses on your phone:


Dark green - active call.


Dark blue - incoming and held calls.


Bright green - active call is highlighted.


Bright blue - incoming or held call is highlighted


A highlighted call is either bright green or blue. Tap an active call to make it bright green, or tap a held call to make it bright blue. The soft keys apply to the highlighted call.

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