Why Can’t I Answer Calls on My Airpods Pro? (8 Troubleshooting Steps!)

Airpods are one of Apple’s best inventions. They stand out from the rest. 

Airpods provide an undeniable sound and compatibility. They are also wireless Bluetooth devices that allow us to receive calls wirelessly.

To know how to do that, let’s keep reading.

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How to answer calls on Airpods

To answer calls on your Airpods, all you need to do is touch your Airpods as all the controls are present there. 

To do that, you would need to follow these steps:

  • When an incoming call comes and you are wearing your Airpods, double-tap anywhere on the outside of either of your Airpods. The generation does not matter.
  • In case you do not want to accept the incoming call, you need not do anything and just let it ring until it goes to voicemail or you can even reject it using your iPhone. You can even double-press the force sensor to decline and send it immediately to voicemail. 
  • To end any call, you need to double-tap the Airpod a second time. 

How to answer calls on Airpods Pro?

Airpods Pro work a little different than Airpods. All the controls are still there on the earbuds so there is not much difference. 

To know how to answer calls on Airpods Pro, you just need to follow the steps given below:

  • To receive a call while wearing Airpods Pro you just need to press or squeeze the force sensor.
  • In case you do not want to accept the incoming call, you need not do anything and just let it ring until it goes to voicemail or you can even reject it using your iPhone. You can even double-press the force sensor to decline and send it immediately to voicemail. 
  • When the call is over, you just need to repeat the process and squeeze the force sensor a second time. 

You can even make calls using your Airpods Pro. 

You can initiate the call by calling out Siri and then mentioning the contact name for Siri to make the call for you. 

You would need to set your calls to be initiated by Siri or you can even use the force sensor for the same. 

You must note that this is only available for iOS users 14.5 or above. 

Can we make Airpods announce Incoming calls?

Yes, it is possible to make your Airpods Announce Incoming calls. This makes it easier for you to know who is calling so you can decide if you want to decline or accept the call. 

To do this, follow the steps given below:

  • Open your Settings app.
  • Tap on the phone. 
  • In the allow the phone to access section, click on Announce Calls
  • Depending on what option you prefer, select it. 

Your airpods would now be able to announce your calls. 

How do I troubleshoot in case there are problems while answering calls?

In places where technology is involved, there are bound to be some problems. 

There are times when your Airpods cannot answer calls, to solve problems like these you can follow any of the following effective solutions:

Changing the call audio output: At times despite your Airpods being connected to your phone there can be audio problems. In those cases, you can check if Airpods are the selected audio output or not. If not, you can change it to that and the problem will be solved. 

Check the volume of your Airpods: Sometimes the volume of the airpods might be a reason why you think your device is not working. It is possible that your airpods are just on a low volume or muted.

Resetting your airpods: This is the most effective solution as resetting brings the airpods back to their original format. 

Before you do this, remember to unpair from connected devices and then reset the airpods after which you can try reconnecting. 

Turning Bluetooth off and on: Sometimes just turning Bluetooth on and off helps. 

Update your software version: A reason can be that the version you are currently operating on might be an older version which is causing problems in setting a connection.

By updating you might be able to connect to your device well. 

Check airpods technicalities on other apps: Sometimes problems arise when you are using a third-party application. This can be google-meet or zoom on your phone. 

You should check if your Airpods are selected in the output device on these apps or not and if not, then select them. 

Resetting the network settings: At times answering a call becomes difficult due to network issues. You can reset your network settings in these cases and it would help you.

It would remove all the wireless network settings and eliminate all Bluetooth related problems which would help you out.

Ending thoughts

Airpods are always a luxury and knowing how to operate them well is always important. 

Troubleshooting is not as hard and there are various ways you can do it.

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