Make and answer calls with AirPods (3rd generation)
Make and answer calls
Wear your AirPods (3rd generation), and make sure they’re connected to your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch (with cellular or Wi-Fi).
Do one of the following:
Make a call: Say “Hey Siri,” or press and hold the force sensor, then say something like “Call Eliza’s mobile.” On an iPad without cellular, say something like “Make a FaceTime call.”
You can also make a call on your device, such as in the FaceTime app or Phone app .
Answer a call: Press the stem once on either of your AirPods.
Note: If you turn on announce calls, you can also answer or decline a call using your voice.
End a call: Double-press the stem on either of your AirPods.
Mute or unmute during a call
During a call, press the stem once on either of your AirPods.
In certain apps, like FaceTime, you will hear a sound and see a message telling you whether the microphone is on or off.
Decline an incoming call
When your AirPods are connected to an iPhone, you can decline an incoming phone call and send it directly to voicemail.
When you receive an incoming call, double-press the stem on either of your AirPods.
Answer a second call
When a second call comes in, press the stem to put the first call on hold and answer the new one.
Do any of the following:
To switch between calls, press the stem.
To end the current call and switch to the one on hold, double-press the stem.
You can switch the controls to end a call and mute or unmute. See Change how you end a call or mute yourself with your AirPods.