Set Incoming Calls To Headset Or Speaker On Your iPhone With iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

Accessibility

New accessibility options about in iOS 7 beta, helping folks of all abilities access and use their iOS devices more effectively and efficiently. The Physical & Motor section of the accessibility options now allow folks with motor and other physical disabilities to use a switch for visual and auditory scanning options, emulate various gestures with assistive touch (introduced in iOS 6), adjust the Home click speed, and, as the headline above notes, set where the incoming calls are sent.

Want to have your incoming calls go automatically to a headset or speaker? It’s relatively easy in iOS 7 beta.

Launch the Settings app with a tap, and then tap on the General settings button. Next, scroll down to the Accessibility section and tap it. Finally, scroll down to the Physical & Motor section, and tap on Incoming Calls. You’ll have the option to choose Default, Headset, or Speaker.

Tap Headset and calls will route directly to a connected headset, without you having to tap the Source icon after you answer a call. Tap Speaker, and your iPhone will automatically set itself up to act as a speaker phone without any extra taps needed on your part.

Tap Default and your iPhone will work as it does now, with calls automatically coming in to the regular iPhone speaker, letting you hold the device like, er, a telephone. Gasp!

Now we all can have our iPhone answer calls the way we want it to, regardless of our particular abilities and needs. Fantastic.

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  • jsimp

    You can direct incoming calls to a default (speaker, phone, or headset) already in iOS 6 and it’s located in the same place as iOS 7. This isn’t new.

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