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How to Use Apple Watch to Make/Accept or Mute a Call

Here’s a guide on how to make/accept or mute a call on Apple Watch.

Apple Watch makes things easier for its users. When paired with an iPhone, Mac, or iPad, it can be used for several purposes such as unlocking your iPhone while wearing a mask, unlocking your Mac, using Apple Pay, and many more. But one of the main ideas behind using it is to use the Apple Watch’s calling features. So in this guide, we will show you how to use Apple Watch to make, accept or mute a call.

How to Answer a Call on Apple Watch

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Your Apple Watch has many features which you do not even know. Though, you should at least be able to use it for basic things like answering a phone call, right? Here are the things that you need to do to answer a phone call on your Apple Watch:

  • Tap the green Answer button to accept a call on your Apple Watch when someone calls you.
  • Tap the three dots icon right next to the Answer button. This will give you a few more options including ‘Answer on iPhone’. Tap this option to answer a call on your paired iPhone.
  • Tap the red Decline button to reject a call.

Just remember these things whenever you get a call and you will be able to answer it with your Apple Watch.

How to Mute a Call on Apple Watch

To mute an incoming call on your Apple Watch, you first need to enable ‘Cover to Mute’ from the settings. Here are the steps for the same:

  1. On your Apple Watch, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Next, enable ‘Cover to Mute’.
  • Once you turn on this feature, muting an incoming call on your Apple Watch is a piece of cake. Simply put your palm against the display of your Apple Watch for three seconds. This will mute the call on your Apple Watch.

How to Make a Phone Call on Apple Watch

Apple Watch can also be used to call someone directly. Keep in mind that if you do not have any Bluetooth audio device connected to your Apple Watch, any call you will make will be placed on speaker. Go right ahead to understand how to call someone on Apple Watch:

  1. How to Call a Saved Contact on Apple Watch
  • Press the Home Button on your Apple Watch.
  • Tap the Phone icon to open the Phone App.
  • Tap Contacts.
  • Select any saved contact that you need to call.
  • Tap the Phone icon at the bottom right corner.

You can tap ‘Recent’ to call a contact from your recent call log.

  1. How to Call an Unsaved Number on Apple Watch
  • Open the Phone App as mentioned above.
  • Tap Keypad.
  • Dial the contact number that you need to call.
  • Tap the Phone icon.

You can easily call anyone whose contact number isn’t saved on your Apple Watch using these steps.

How to Listen to Voicemail on Apple Watch

Voicemails are saved in your Apple Watch for unanswered calls. Follow these steps to listen to the voicemail left by a caller:

  • If there is a pending voicemail, you will see a notification on your Apple Watch. Tap the Play button to play it.
  • You can access voicemails from the Phone App Open the Phone App, and tap Voicemail.
  • You will see all the saved voicemails on your Apple Watch. Listen to them whenever you want.

This covers everything about how to make, accept, and mute calls on Apple Watch. With the help of this guide, you will be able to call someone, mute an incoming call, reject a call, and listen to voicemails too on your Apple Watch.

In the meantime, check out our other guides related to Apple Watch: How to Backup and Restore Data on Apple Watch, and How to Unzoom on an Apple Watch.