Make and Answer Phone or FaceTime Calls with Siri

Siri can make and answer phone calls, and FaceTime calls on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Here, we go through the process of making a hands free call by asking Siri to dial your contact.

In this article, we trigger Siri using the “Hey Siri” voice command. Did you know there are other methods available, depending on your device? You can read about them all in our how to use Siri guide.

Make a phone-call or FaceTime call with Siri

As always, Siri can be activated by pressing the side button or saying “Hey Siri”.

Make a phone-call

You can ask Siri to call a contact by saying their number, name, or their relationship to you.

Hey Siri, call Jane Smith

Hey Siri, call Dad

Hey Siri, call Dad on speaker

Hey Siri, call ### #### (phone number)

Make a FaceTime call

FaceTime is a great way to keep visually in touch with family and friends. It’s a leading video chat service available to iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. Made even greater when used with Siri.

Hey Siri, FaceTime Jane Smith

Siri will ask you to choose the connection method (email address or iPhone number) and then make the call for you.

If you’d rather not show your face, or don’t want your important client to see you in your pyjamas, you can also request a FaceTime audio call.

Hey Siri, FaceTime audio Jane Smith

How to answer a phone-call or FaceTime call

You can only use Siri to answer an incoming call on your iPhone if you have a pair of AirPods.

Do the following to answer a call; do the same to hang up or switch calls:

  • AirPods Pro: Press the Force Sensor on either of your AirPods.
  • AirPods: (2nd generation) Tap either of your AirPods.
  • AirPods: (1st generation) Double-tap either of your AirPods.

4 thoughts on “Make and Answer Phone or FaceTime Calls with Siri”

  1. I have been helping a limited functioning disabled quadriplegic who uses he phone as a tool to feel connected. He uses “Hey Siri” to call people back after he misses answering their call. He has missed important calls because he can’t answer the calls with Siri. That function would make a major change in his lifestyle.

    • I am significantly disabled as well. I use auto answer It’s clumsy but might be preferable way to deal with problem. Go to accessibility >touch > call routing >auto answer calls >choose delay before auto answer. Then be sure to choose routing to headset or speaker as desired.


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