You can now use Siri to reject calls in progress. How to do it

Starting with the iOS 16 update, iPhones support new voice commands taken over by the Siri assistant. So you can set timers, alarms, reminders, and even call contacts using nothing more than voice instructions. But just as exciting is the new option to end an ongoing call by talking to Siri.

Once you’ve updated your device to iOS 16, visit the Settings menu > Siri & Search > Siri Call Hangup and check the option Siri Call Hangup. Next, simply say the phrase “Hey Siri, hang up” to ostentatiously hang up any call in progress. Obviously, the person on the other end will hear you “waving” the “magic words”, but too late to say anything else. So Siri could become the perfect “wife” to help you stop any awkward conversation without further explanation. However, it’s important to know that you can’t use excuses like “the phone’s off” or “I can’t get a signal” to justify ending the call, as the command is clearly audible to the other person. However, when you’re behind the wheel and using your phone in hands-free mode, the innovation could be particularly useful, allowing you to end the call without physical interaction.

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According to Apple, all phones from iPhone 11 onwards support the new functionality. But even older-generation devices could be included, if used in conjunction with sufficiently new accessories, such as the new generations of AirPods and Beats headphones that are compatible with the Siri assistant. Unfortunately, the selection of supported languages isn’t that great, with only German, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese speakers having access to the feature for now.

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