How to Route iPhone Calls to Bluetooth Headset or Speaker

Written By Sagar Reviewed By How-to iPhone 4 Min Read

Taking calls while playing music on your thumping Bluetooth speaker can be annoying, especially when the iPhone is kept away. In this case, it’s great to redirect calls to the speaker and answer directly if it has a built-in mic. Depending on the mic’s quality, taking calls may not be as good as on the iPhone, but it can get the job done to address quick communication. If you want to give a try, let us walk you through how to route iPhone calls to a speaker or Bluetooth headset.

How to Set a Bluetooth Headset or Speaker as the Default Audio on iPhone

Your iPhone has a built-in option of Call Audio Routing that lets you use your headset or Bluetooth speaker to receive and answer calls. Before you turn it on, make sure your speaker and iPhone are connected with each other via Bluetooth.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Accessibility settings.
  3. Tap on settings tap on accessibility and then tap on touch on iphone
  4. Next up, Select Call Audio Routing.
  5. Now, choose Bluetooth Headset or Speaker as per your choice.tap on call audio routing and select bluetooth headset to route iphone calls to bluetooth speakers

Now when you receive a call on your iPhone, you can answer and talk through your speaker.

Auto-answer Calls is another most useful feature in accessibility settings. If you often get caught up in a situation when you can’t manually accept calls (whether your hands dirty or iPhone Screen is broken), you can enable it and let iPhone automatically accept the call. To do so, go to AccessibilityTouch.

open settings tap on accessibility and then tap on touch on iphone

Call Audio Routing → Auto-answer Calls → Enable the toggle.

tap on call audio routing and then tap on auto-answer calls on iphone

At last, don’t forget to set the wait-time before your iPhone auto-answer the call.

turn on auto-answer calls and set wait-time on iphone

Switch Between iPhone and Bluetooth Speaker During Calls

If you’re using it in a noisy place, it is possible the person on the other end may have a problem hearing you due to average mic quality. In that case, if you want to switch from Bluetooth speaker to iPhone, you can do it directly from the dialer screen.

While on call, tap the audio button → select iPhone from the options.

tap on audio and select iphone to switch between iphone and bluetooth speaker during call

Signing Off…

Routing calls from iPhone to your Bluetooth speaker is just so simple. If it has a good built-in mic then you will love attending calls. If not, you might want to reset your Call Routing settings again. What you do think about it, tell us in the comment section below!

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By Sagar
I am an aspiring tech blogger who is always in love with new generation iPhones and iPads. At iGeeksBlog, I am dedicated to rendering the How-To's, Troubleshooting bugs, and reviewing apps that are a great deal of help. When I am not writing, I am daydreaming about the future of all things Apple and watching videos of smartphone battles on YouTube.
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