HP Officejet 2620 - Set the number of rings before answering

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Set the number of rings before answering

If you turn on the Auto Answer setting, you can specify how many rings occur before incoming calls

are automatically answered.

The Rings to Answer setting is important if you have an answering machine on the same phone line

as the printer, because you want the answering machine to answer the phone before the printer does.

The number of rings to answer for the printer should be greater than the number of rings to answer

for the answering machine.

For example, set your answering machine to a low number of rings and the printer to answer in the

maximum number of rings. (The maximum number of rings varies by country/region.) In this setup,

the answering machine answers the call and the printer monitors the line. If the printer detects fax

tones, it receives the fax. If the call is a voice call, the answering machine records the incoming


To set the number of rings before answering


From the Home screen on the printer display, press the Up and Down buttons to select Fax, and

then press OK.


Select Settings, and then select Advanced Settings.


Select Ring Settings, and then select Rings to Answer.


Select up and down arrows to change the number of rings.


Select OK to accept the setting.