How to set iPhone speaker as default for incoming calls

BY Osas Obaizamomwan

Published 1 Apr 2015

Calls to Speaker phone

When I receive a call on my iPhone I’d much rather use my headphones or place the call on speakerphone so I can multitask around the house. While you can switch to speakerphone by tapping the speaker button during a call, what if you would prefer all calls to automatically go to speaker by default? Well it’s actually fairly easy to enable and located right inside your Settings.

How to set iPhone speaker as default for incoming calls

Apple created the Accessibility menu to help people with certain impairments better use Apple devices. Some of those same settings can be enabled to customize the experience for all users as well. To enable default speakerphone follow these steps.

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility
  2. Under the Interaction section select Call Audio Routing
  3. Switch from Automatic to Speaker to make speakerphone the default routing for incoming and outgoing calls
  4. Now that we have enabled Speaker for the Call Audio Routing, all calls that you make and receive will be placed on speakerphone, including FaceTime calls. During a call you can switch back to the internal speakers by tapping on the speaker icon, and if you wish to permanently go back to the default speakers, go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Call Audio Routing -> and switch back to “Automatic”.

Would you rather have speakerphone be your default method, or this just a once in a while preference? Let us know your choice in the comment section.

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