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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Automatic Answering when Headset is Connected in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy SIV provides you with several ways to accept incoming calls, one of which is by enabling the automatic answering feature so that your phone can answer incoming calls automatically when a headset is connected. This feature will be helpful when you're in a situation where your hand have difficulty to control/hold the phone, for instance while you're riding a bicycle or driving a car.


How to enable automatic answering?
If you want your phone automatically answering incoming calls when a headset is connected then you have to enable the automatic answering option first by using one of the two following methods.


Method #1: From Phone app
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Tap the Menu key and then select Call settings.
  3. Tap Call accessories.
  4. Tick the checkbox next to Automatic answering to enable this option.
  5. If necessary, you can adjust automatic answering delay for incoming calls by tapping Automatic answering timer and then select from the following options:
    • 2 seconds: select this option if you want your phone waits for 2 seconds before automatically answering calls.
    • 5 seconds: select this option if you want your phone waits for 5 seconds before automatically answering calls.
    • 10 seconds: select this option if you want your phone waits for 10 seconds before automatically answering calls.


Method #2: From the settings menu
  1. Go to settings.
  2. Tap My device tab.
  3. Tap Call.
  4. Tap Call accessories.
  5. Tick the checkbox next to Automatic answering to enable this option.
  6. If necessary, you can adjust automatic answering delay for incoming calls by tapping Automatic answering timer and then select from the following options:
    • 2 seconds: select this option if you want your phone waits for 2 seconds before automatically answering calls.
    • 5 seconds: select this option if you want your phone waits for 5 seconds before automatically answering calls.
    • 10 seconds: select this option if you want your phone waits for 10 seconds before automatically answering calls.

How to use automatic answering?
If the automatic answering option is enabled, when your headset is plugged in into your phone and you have an incoming call, then your phone will automatically answer the call after the delay time you have selected is over.


As a note, aside from giving you another way to accept incoming calls, automatic answering also helps you easily answering incoming calls because you don't need to touch the on-screen icon, pressing the Home key, doing air call-accept gesture, or saying the voice command to answer the calls.

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