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How to enable auto-answer on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 13

How to enable auto-answer on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 13

Short guide

  1. Open the Settings app, iOS Settings icon   and select Accessibility.
  2. On the Accessibility screen, tap Touch, then scroll down and tap Call Audio Routing.
  3. On the Call Audio Routing screen, tap Auto-Answer Calls.
  4. Tap Auto-Answer Calls to set the toggle switch to On.
  5. Set the time limit after which calls are automatically answered by tapping on the + (plus) or - (minus) buttons.

Before and after

Slide to answer and auto-answer screens

This section takes you through each step to enable the auto-answer feature of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 13. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help you.  

Open Settings and select Accessibility

1. Open the Settings app by tapping the Settings icon iOS Settings icon . Scroll down and select Accessibility from the list.

Tap Settings then select Accessibility from the list

Tap Touch

2. Scroll down to the Physical and Motor section and tap Touch.

Scroll down to Physical and Motor and tap Touch

Find Auto-Answer Calls

3. On the Touch screen, scroll to the bottom and tap Call Audio Routing, then tap Auto-Answer Calls.

Tap Call Audio Routing then Auto-Answer Calls

Turn on Auto-Answer Calls

4. Tap Auto-Answer Calls to set the toggle switch to on.

Tap Auto-Answer Calls to set the toggle switch to on.

Set the time limit

5. Finally, set the time limit after which calls will be answered automatically. The default is 3 seconds, but you can make it shorter or longer using the + (plus) or - (minus) buttons.

Change the time limit using the plus and minus buttons

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