How to Answer a Call on the iPhone with AirPods (Updated 2019)

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AirPods users: did you know you can answer a call on your AirPods? If you’re sporting AirPods, you’ll certainly want to adjust your Airpods settings so that you can answer calls using this hidden 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. You can even set up your iPhone to announce calls via Airpods, so you know who's on the line before you answer the call. When learning how to use your AirPods, make sure to memorize this short set of Airpods instructions. Here’s how to answer a call with AirPods.

Related: How to Find Your AirPods on iPhone

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How to Answer a Call with AirPods

Apple made it super easy to answer a call on your AirPods. This simple set of Airpods instructions will show you how to set up your iPhone to announce calls and how to answer a call with a double-tap to your Airpods. Taps and gestures have become a major part of using any Apple product, and your AirPod controls are the same. Let’s jump into how to answer a call with AirPods, as well as an Airpods setting on your iPhone that will make the whole process easier.

  • When a call comes in, double tap the outside of either 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 the iPhone:
  • From Settings, scroll down and tap Phone, then tap Announce Calls.

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

 

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