Accessibility Settings: How to Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer Calls

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Did you know that the iPhone allows your phone to automatically answer calls after a certain number of rings? Here’s how to set your iPhone to automatically answer calls after a fixed amount of time. If you’re the type of person who’s always near their cellphone but sometimes takes too long to answer, or if you find the swiping-to-answer motion annoying (like my mom) or difficult to do, then you can enable this feature from your Accessibility Settings. 

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To set your iPhone to automatically answer after a certain amount of time:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select General, then Accessibility.
  3. Scroll down to Call Audio Routing.


     
  4. Tap Auto-Answer Calls.
  5. On the next screen, toggle Auto-Answer Calls to on.
  6. You can also choose the duration of time your iPhone will ring before it automatically answers the call by tapping the plus or minus signs to the right of Seconds.

Now your iPhone will automatically answer your calls!

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