While most of us simply ignore any phone calls that come in on our iPhone, (I actually have more blocked numbers on my iPhone than I do contacts in my Address Book), some folks actually like answering their phone calls.

However, for one reason or another, you might take a bit too long to answer any calls you do receive. Did you know there’s a way for your iPhone running iOS 11 to automatically answer a phone call?

How To Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer a Call With iOS 11

How To Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer a Call in iOS 11

This is likely most handy if you have your iPhone in your pocket, purse, or if you’re wearing boxing gloves, and you’re listening to music via wired or Bluetooth headphones, or a Bluetooth speaker, since you won’t have to actually pick up the iPhone to begin your discussion.

How To Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer a Call With iOS 11

1.) On your iPhone, open the “Settings” app.

2.) Tap “General,” the tap “Accessibility.”

3.) Scroll down in the Accessibility menu until you see “Call Audio Routing.” Tap that.

4.) In the Call Audio Routing menu, tap the “Auto-Answer Calls” menu item.

How To Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer a Call With iOS 11

5.) On the Auto-Answer Calls screen, toggle the “Auto Answer Calls” switch to “ON.” (The switch should be green.)

6.) While you’re on this screen, you can also set the duration your iPhone will ring before it automatically answers the call.

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