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How to set up and use call relay on your Mac

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How to set up and use call relay on your Mac

Call relay, a part of Apple's Continuity options, permits you to solution and position calls from your iPhone the usage of your Mac with no need to scramble to in finding your phone. As a result of call relay makes use of the similar phone quantity, provider, and plan as your iPhone, the individual on the opposite finish can not inform the adaptation. It additionally presentations you the caller's quantity, touch image, and extra, so you do not lose out on any options. Absolute best of all, it is in point of fact simple to use — here is how!

Continuity call relay necessities

To ensure that call relay to paintings, each your iPhone and Mac want to be:

  • Working iOS 8.1 or later on iPhone, OS X Yosemite or later on Mac.
  • Hooked up to the similar Wi-Fi community.
  • Logged into the similar Apple ID (iCloud account).

How to permit or disable call relay on the Mac

  1. Release FaceTime from the Dock or Finder.
  2. Click on on FaceTime within the most sensible menu.
  3. Click on on Personal tastes...
  4. Click on the checkbox subsequent to Calls from iPhone.

To disable Call Relay, simply repeat the similar steps at uncheck the field.

Take into account that neither the FaceTime app on the phone nor the only on the Mac in truth want to be lively or operating to permit your Mac to make and take calls. It is simply that the personal tastes to set up this selection are saved inside FaceTime settings. You'll safely go out out of FaceTime on the Mac and nonetheless be expecting it to paintings.

How to permit call relay on your iPhone

  1. Release the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Faucet Telephone.
  3. Faucet Calls on Different Gadgets.
  4. Faucet the transfer subsequent to Permit Calls on Different Gadgets.
  5. Faucet the transfer subsequent to each and every software on which you wish to have to permit calls.

How to solution a phone call on your Mac

Answering a call is one easy step:

  1. Click on on Settle for to solution when the notification pops up on the highest proper of your display screen.

How to decline a call on your Mac

  1. Click on Decline when the notification pops up on the highest proper of your display screen. However, you'll be able to click on the dropdown arrow and make a selection to be reminded of the call in 5 mins, 15 mins, or an hour.

How to position a phone call on your Mac

  1. Release FaceTime from the Dock or Finder.
  2. Input any person's identify or phone quantity the place it says Input a reputation, electronic mail, or quantity.
  3. Click on the phone button.
  4. Click on the quantity below Call the usage of iPhone.

How to switch a call from Mac to iPhone mid-call

In order for you to proceed your call that began on your Mac on your iPhone, you'll be able to simply switch mid-call:

  1. Liberate your iPhone.
  2. Faucet the Contact to go back to call banner on the most sensible of your display screen.
  3. Faucet the audio button.
  4. Faucet iPhone.

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Up to date December 2017: Added a piece on shifting a call from Mac to iPhone, mid-call.

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