How to Have Calls Automatically Come Through on Speaker (iOS 17)

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I love talking on the phone for periods of time with all my long-distance friends. But I don't love holding the iPhone to my face for hours. That's why I prefer to use the speaker instead. But did you know you can actually turn on a setting that makes all calls come through on speaker automatically? Here's how to do it!

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Avoid holding your iPhone to your face when you get a phone call without having to press any buttons.
  • Automatically have the iPhone use the speaker when you answer an incoming phone call.

How To Enable Automatic Speaker Phone on Calls

We take our iPhones with us everywhere, and everything our fingers touch inevitably ends up smeared on our phone screen. That's why I love this tip that allows me to keep my phone away from my face while chatting. If you like learning cool tips and tricks about Apple devices, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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  1. On your iPhone, open Settings.

    automatic speaker phone
  2. Tap Accessibility.

    automatically use speaker phone
  3. Tap Touch.

    use speaker on phone calls automatically
  4. Select Call Audio Routing.

    set phone to always use speaker
  5. Tap Speaker.

    speaker always on while using phone

Now, when you get a phone call, it will automatically use the speaker when you answer!

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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Asheville, North Carolina.