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How do I answer incoming calls while listening to music on a headset?

headphone mic buttonIf you're listening to music and a call comes in, your iPhone will automatically pause the music to let you answer the call. The headset that came with your iPhone has built-in features to help you deal with calls. Here's what you can do:

  • To answer a call: Press and release the mic button located on the headset cord.
  • To decline a call: Press and hold the mic button for a couple of seconds and then release. You will hear a couple of beeps, and the call will go straight to voice mail.
  • To end the call: Press and release the mic button.


Use the headset's mic button to handle incoming calls while you listen to music.