How To Answer a Phone Call Using Apple’s AirPods

Posted in How To, iPhone on 03/01/2018 by Chris Hauk

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Apple’s popular AirPods and their complete lack of wires are a great way to listen to music on the go. They’re also a great way to make and receive phone calls.

How To Answer a Phone Call Using Apple's AirPods

How To Answer a Phone Call Using Apple’s AirPods

When you’re notified of an incoming call, do the following.

  • Quickly double-tap the outside of either AirPod to answer the call.
  • Enjoy your phone call. (Or not, depending on who is calling, I suppose.)
  • To hang up, quickly double-tap either AirPod again.

How To Answer a Phone Call Using Apple's AirPods

Bonus Tip:

If you’d like Siri to announce who is calling when you get a call, which is handy when you’re in the middle of something important you don’t want to take your eyes off of, like driving, do the following:

  • Go to the “Settings” app.
  • Tap the “Phone” menu option. (You’ll have to scroll down a bit to see it.)
  • Tap the “Announce Calls” menu item in the Phone menu.
  • Tap your selection to control when Siri will announce a caller. Options include: “Always,” Headphone & Car,” “Headphones Only,” or “Never.” (I always have mine set to “Headphones & Car.”)

How To Answer a Phone Call Using Apple's AirPods

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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.