Never Miss A Call With iOS 11’s ‘Auto-Answer’ Feature

Missing phone calls is not a new thing for anyone of us. All of us tend to miss out calls just because we were busy doing something or we just couldn’t reach the phone in time to answer it. While most people don’t really bother much about these missed calls, some could actually be important.

Well, we should all thank Apple for releasing the new iOS 11 that allows you to answer calls automatically. The feature can be found in iOS settings and can be enabled to make the feature work. Once the feature is enabled, you can easily have your phone pick your incoming calls automatically after a certain passage of time. This time duration can be set by the users easily per their convenience. So, if you are iOS 11 user and wish to try this new feature, scroll down to enable this feature and never miss a call from someone important.

Note: The steps below are written based on iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 Plus. However, the same should easily work on other phones that are iOS 11 compatible and the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.

How to Enable Auto Answer Calls in iOS 11:

  1. Navigate to Settings > General on your iPhone. From General, locate Accessibility and click on it.

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  1. From Accessibility, scroll down to locate Call Audio Routing and tap on it. Here on you will be able to see the Auto-Answer Calls section. Click on it to proceed.

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  1. Here, you can now use enable or disable the Auto-Answer Calls feature. Once the Auto-Answer Calls feature is enabled, it can easily be set for the time duration your iPhone must wait before it answers the incoming calls automatically.

The default auto answer time is 3 seconds. However, users can easily customize it as per convenience. Users can choose anytime ranging from 3 seconds to 60 seconds by using the “+” and “-” icons.

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With all the amazing features Apple, has introduced in its latest iOS update, this feature is my personal favorite. At least now I don’t have to worry about phone calls getting missed.

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