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? This is great for when you're using a headset or you're making dinner, but also expecting an important phone call.  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 or difficult to do, then you can enable this feature in your Accessibility Settings. Here's how to have your iPhone automatically answer incoming calls.

Related: How to Make Calls on the iPhone Hands-Free by Using Siri

How to Set Your iPhone to Answer Incoming Calls Automatically

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility then tap Touch.

    How to Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer CallsHow to Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer Calls
  3. Select Call Audio Routing.

    How to Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer Calls
  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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