Sometimes my Airpods do not respond to my taps, so I have gotten into the habit of answering phone calls from the iPhone screen if a call comes in while I am wearing the Airpods. However, if I answer from the phone, the device seems to think I want to talk through the phone itself, and automatically disconnects me from the Airpods. I have to then press the "Speaker" button, and then choose my Airpods from the list, and only then am I able to talk through the Airpods.
My question is, is it possible to answer the phone from the screen while the Airpods are connected without being disconnected? With the wired Apple earphones, this does not happen. I.e., if you have them plugged in and answer a call, the earphones are not suddenly bypassed for the device speaker and mic. If this is not a bug, I am sure Apple has their reasons for this behavior, but I wonder if there is a workaround or a setting I can tweak. Thanks!