I have my iPhone connected to a pair of bluetooth headphones for listening to music.

If someone calls while im listening to music the call will ring on the headphones, but as soon as i pickup the call, by using "slide to answer" on the iPhone; the call starts on my phone eg. through the phone's earpiece, i then have to manually select the call to be taken through the headphones.

Is there anyway i can set the iPhone to continue the call through the headphones by default ?

Im running ios 11.3 on an iPhone 7.

The bluetooth headphones im using are Bose quiet comfort 35.

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    How specifically are you answering the call? Also you didn’t tell us ‘which’ Bluetooth headset, so we can’t look up the manual for you.
    – Tyson
    Apr 19, 2018 at 0:21
  • I have the same issue. I actually think it's by design. When I answer by pushing the button on my headphones it works fine.
    – Volsk
    Apr 19, 2018 at 10:41

1 Answer 1


The phone calls audio will be routed to the device you accept your phone call with. Use the play/pause button on your headphones to pick up, then the headset will be used for the phone call.

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    So it's because I answer it using my phone instead of using my headphones? Can I change this setting? Nov 21, 2020 at 23:42
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    Accessibility -> Touch -> Call Audio Routing Nov 23, 2020 at 16:31
  • setting Accessibility -> Touch -> Call Audio Routing to BT headset didn't help in my case
    – Charon ME
    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:57

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