When the answer mode is set to automatic, the product’s rings-to-answer setting determines the
number of times the phone rings before an incoming call is answered.
If the product is connected to a line receiving both fax and voice calls (a shared line) with an
answering machine, you may need to adjust the rings-to-answer. The number of rings-to-answer
for the product must be greater than the rings-to-answer on the answering machine. This allows
the answering machine to answer the incoming call and record a message if it is a voice call.
When the answering machine answers the call, the product listens to the call and automatically
answers it if it detects fax tones.
Refer to the fax guide that came with your product to determine the default and recommended
rings-to-answer settings for your country or region.