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How to answer calls on your AirPods

Answer calls with ease using Apple AirPods. Simply double tap the AirPods to answer calls with crystal clear sound quality.

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Published Dec 23, 2022
Image: Man wearing AirPods looking at iPhone.

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: AirPods

  • Press and hold the center of the AirPod to answer incoming calls.
  • Learning how to answer calls on AirPods can help someone stay connected with friends and family more easily.
  • This article will teach readers how to use their AirPods to answer calls without ever touching their phone.

Are you new to using AirPods and wondering how to answer calls? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will walk you through the steps of how to answer calls on AirPods. We’ll start by discussing the basics of AirPods and how they work, then move on to how to answer calls. We’ll also cover how to adjust the volume and other settings, as well as how to end a call. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a better understanding of how to use your AirPods to answer calls. Let’s get started!

How to answer calls on AirPods

To answer a call on your AirPods, simply tap either AirPod. To end the call, tap either AirPod again. If you have AirPods Pro or AirPods (2nd generation) and you're using them with an iPhone, you can also use the "Siri" feature to answer or end a call. To do this, double-tap the stem of either AirPod to activate Siri, then say "Answer" or "End call." If you have an Android device or an older version of the AirPods, you will need to use the controls on your device to answer or end the call.

Our takeaway

The possibilities are endless with AirPods! Whether you are taking a call on the go or just want to listen to your favorite tunes, AirPods have you covered. With the ability to answer calls quickly and easily, AirPods are the perfect way to stay connected while on the go. So go ahead and answer that call with your AirPods today, and enjoy the convenience and freedom that comes with it! And don’t forget to have some fun while you’re at it – why not make a game out of it and see how quickly you can answer calls with your AirPods? It’s a great way to stay connected and have a little fun at the same time. So go ahead and give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!


What type of phone do AirPods work with?

AirPods work with any iOS device that runs iOS 10 or later, as well as any Android device that runs Android 5.0 or later.

How do I answer a call using my AirPods?

To answer a call on your AirPods, just double-tap either of the AirPods. You can also press the volume up or down buttons on the AirPods to answer or end a call.

Can I use my AirPods to make calls?

Yes, you can use your AirPods to make calls. You can answer and end calls, as well as adjust the volume, using the controls on the AirPods. You can also mute a call on your AirPods by pressing and holding the force sensor on either AirPod.

How do I adjust the volume of a call on my AirPods?

You can adjust the volume of a call on your AirPods by double tapping either AirPod while the call is in progress. You can also adjust the volume by using the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone.

Is there a way to mute a call on my AirPods?

Yes, you can mute a call on your AirPods by pressing and holding the stem of one of the AirPods. This will mute the call. To unmute the call, press and hold the stem again.

This article was originally published on 23 Dec 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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