how to hang up a call with Siri in iOS 16

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iOS 16 brings lots of new features to your iPhone that let you do things like customizing your lock screen, and editing Messages you already sent. However, one new feature received less attention than the headline grabbers, but is great news for some users.

iOS 16 now lets users end calls using the company’s virtual assistant Siri without having to press anything. Here’s how to use the new Siri Call Hangup feature.

How to turn on Siri call hang-up

The ability for Siri to hang up a call is part of Apple’s set of improvements to Accessibility across its platforms. Even though it was designed to help people with motor or motion issues who may find it challenging to touch the red call button, anyone can use it. It’s turned off by default, but you can toggle it on in Settings.

  1. Open Settings app
  2. Tap Siri & Search
  3. Tap Siri Call Hangup
  4. Set the toggle to on

How to hang up a call with Siri in iOS 16

To hang up a FaceTime or phone call with Siri, simply say something along the lines of “Hey Siri, hang up” and your trusted digital assistant will do just that. There’s just one caveat: Those on the call will hear you speaking the phrase out aloud.

System requirements for the Siri call hang-up

This particular command is part of Siri’s expanded offline support in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. On the iOS side, it requires Apple’s A12 Bionic chip or later so you’ll need at least an iPhone XS/XR or newer. Your iPad must also run at least an A12 Bionic chip, found in the fifth-generation iPad mini, third-generation iPad Air and eighth-generation iPad. According to Apple’s iOS 16 Preview page, Siri call hang-up is initially launching in the following seven languages: German (Germany), English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, US), Spanish (Spain, Mexico, US), French (France), Japanese (Japan), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland) and Cantonese (Hong Kong).

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