How to Stop the iPhone from Answering with Speakerphone Automatically

Answering with the speakerphone option on your iPhone is convenient if most of your phone calls are done in private, or at a location where you need to have your hands free. But if you are around other people, you may prefer for your calls to be a little more private. It is possible for your iPhone to be configured so that every call is answered with speakerphone by default, however, and needing to switch over to the earpiece can be a nuisance.

Fortunately your iPhone call routing settings can be adjusted so that incoming phone calls are automatically answered with the earpiece above the screen. Our short tutorial below will show you where to find this setting so that you can avoid potentially embarrassing situations that might occur when everyone around you can hear what someone is saying to you.


Prevent the iPhone from Answering Calls with Speakerphone by Default

The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8. These steps will work for other iPhone models using the iOS 8 operating system, but may vary slightly for iPhone models using a different version of iOS. This article will show you how to check which version of iOS is installed on your iPhone.

You will still be able to use the speakerphone option if needed. Simply tap the Speaker button on the screen after you have answered a call, and the audio will automatically be switched over to speakerphone mode.


Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Select the General option.

select the general option



Step 3: Tap the Accessibility option.

select the accessibility option



Step 4: Scroll down and select the Call Audio Routing option under the Interaction section of this menu.

select the call audio routing option



Step 5: Select the Automatic option.

select the automatic option



Are you trying to make changes on your device, but you can’t find the Settings icon? This guide will show you a few alternate methods that you can use to locate this icon. newsletter

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