How to Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer Calls with iOS 11

A new iOS 11 feature on the iPhone allows your phone to automatically answer calls after three rings. If you’re the type of person who’s always near their phone 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 turn on this setting. Regardless your reason for turning it on, here’s how to set your iPhone to automatically answer calls after three rings with iOS 11.

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How to Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer Calls

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

  • Tap Auto-Answer Calls.
  • Toggle it on.

  • You can choose the duration of time your iPhone will ring before it automatically answers the call.

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at connerleecarey.com; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.