How To Make a Call With AirPods


Are you tired of taking your phone out of your pocket and dialing the numbers or searching through the contacts to make quick calls? Luckily, you can use your AirPods to do the job for you. 

Quick Answer

To make a call with your AirPods, make sure that they are connected to your Apple device, tap one of your AirPod two times, and wait for a chime that indicates the activation of Siri. Once that is done, all you need to do is request Siri to make your call.

We have created the following guide, which will help you figure out how to make a call with your AirPods with easy step-by-step instructions.

Connecting AirPods to iPhone

Before making a call, you need to connect your AirPods to your iPhone with these steps.

  1. Open the lid of your AirPods case and bring it closer to your iPhone.
  2. Go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone, turn it on, and select your AirPods.
  3. Press and hold the small white button at the back of the AirPods case.
  4. Wait for the prompt to appear on your phone. 
  5. Tap “Connect.”
  6. Once connected, the status light on the case will start to blink and go soft.
  7. Tap “Done.” 
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Making a Call With AirPods

If you don’t know how to make a call with AirPods from your phone, our two step-by-step methods will help you do this task without much effort.


You may need to follow different methods based on the generation of the AirPods you own. The 1st generation, the 2nd and 3rd generation AirPods, and AirPods Pro, require slightly different instructions to make a call.

Method #1: Making a Call With Your 1st Generation AirPods

If you have the first-generation AirPods, you can use them to make a call in the following way:

  1. Wear your AirPods and connect them to your phone. 
  2. Tap either of your AirPods two times to promptly activate Siri and wait for the chime.
  3. Instruct Siri to make the call to your desired contact.
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Method #2: Making a Call With Your 2nd and 3rd Generation AirPods and AirPods Pro

You can use the following easy steps to make a call with your 2nd and 3rd-generation AirPods.

  1. Wear your AirPods and connect them to your phone.
  2. Say, “Hey Siri, then instruct Siri to call your desired contact.

One-tap is the default method in second-gen AirPods to activate Siri. To help the users who are used to the double-tap method in the first gen AirPods, they can activate double-tap activation instead in the AirPods settings. 3rd gen AirPods and AirPods Pro don’t require activation, you just have to say hey Siri, but these AirPods also have a force sensor that you can press and hold to activate Siri if you don’t want to speak it out loud.

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Answering and Ending a Call With Your AirPods

In your 1st and 2nd generation, you can tap any of your AirPods twice to answer or end a call.

On the 3rd Generation AirPods or AirPods Pro, you can tap “Force Sensor” on any of the two AirPods to answer or end the call.

Making a Call With AirPods on Android Using a Third-Party App

Even though AirPods are explicitly made for Apple iOS devices, you can connect them with your Android phone just as easily. However, without the Siri function on your Android phone, you won’t be able to use some of the exclusive features of AirPods, such as calling on its own.

Instead, with the help of a third-party app called Assistant Trigger, you can quickly summon your Google Assistant to make and receive calls with AirPods on your Android device. 

  1. Connect your AirPods to your Android phone via Bluetooth.
  2. Go to the Google PlayStore.
  3. Type “Assistant Trigger” in the search bar and install the app.
  4. Grant location permission and set up the app.
  5. Tap any of your AirPods twice to trigger the Google Assistant.
  6. Give your command to make a call with your desired contact
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We’ve discussed making a call with AirPods from your phone in this guide. Furthermore, we’ve discussed connecting your AirPods to your iPhone and using a third-party app on your Android phone to make a call with AirPods.

Hopefully, with one of these methods, you can make a call without going through the contact list on your phone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are AirPods good for phone calls? 

Apple AirPods offer many features that help in making your conversation smooth. The noise cancellation feature and clear sound quality are ideal for efficiently making and answering calls while on the go.

Where is the mic on AirPods?

There are not one but two microphones on each earpiece of your AirPods. One is located outside at the bottom of the stem, whereas the other is inside the earpiece at the top. 

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