How to Answer a Call on iPhone with AirPods

AirPods users: did you know you can answer a call on your AirPods? The streamlined look of AirPods makes this an easy feature to overlook; but if you’re one of the many people sporting AirPods, you’ll certainly want to utilize this feature. You can answer your iPhone with AirPods and hang up calls with your AirPods as well; we’ll go over how to do both. When learning how to use your AirPods, make sure this is one of the tips you memorize. If you wear your AirPods more than you don’t, you’ll definitely need to answer calls with them. Here’s how to answer a call with AirPods.

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Apple made it super easy to answer a call on your AirPods. The way you answer a call also happens to be how you hang the call up. Taps and gestures have become a major part of using any Apple product, and your AirPods are the same. Let’s jump into how to answer a call with AirPods, as well as a setting change on iPhone to make the whole process easier.

How to Answer a Call with AirPods

  • When a call comes in, double tap the outside of the AirPod to answer the call.
  • To hang up the call, you’ll also double tap your AirPod.

How to Answer a Call with AirPods

  • However, many AirPod users would also like Siri to announce who is calling so they don’t need to look at their phone or watch when a call comes in. You can turn this feature on in Settings on iPhone:
  • From Settings, select Phone and tap Announce Calls.

How to Answer a Call with AirPodsHow to Answer a Call with AirPods

  • Select Headphones & Car to have Siri announce who is calling when your device is connected to either your headphones (such as AirPods) or to your car. You can also choose to select Headphones only or Always.


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