Make and receive calls on your Mac, iPad or iPod touch

With the iPhone Cellular Calls feature, you can make and receive calls from your Mac, iPad, or iPod touch when those devices are on the same network as your iPhone.

Set up iPhone Cellular Calls

You can use iPhone Cellular Calls with any Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that meets the Continuity system requirements. It works when your devices are near each other and set up as follows:

  • Each device is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
  • Each device is signed in to FaceTime with the same Apple ID.
  • Each device has Wi-Fi turned on.
  • Each device is connected to the same network using Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > Phone > Calls on Other Devices, then turn on Allow Calls on Other Devices.
  • On your iPad or iPod touch, go to Settings > FaceTime, then turn on Calls from iPhone.
  • On your Mac, open the FaceTime app, then choose FaceTime > Preferences. Click Settings, then select Calls From iPhone.

If your carrier supports Wi-Fi calling on other devices, you can set up those devices to make and receive calls even when your iPhone isn't turned on or nearby. Learn about Wi-Fi calling.

Make and receive phone calls

Learn how to make and receive phone calls on your Mac, iPad and iPod touch.


Make a call on your Mac

  • Move the pointer over any phone number in Contacts, Calendar, Safari or other app that automatically detects such data. Click the arrow in the box that outlines the phone number, then choose Call [phone number] Using iPhone.
  • Or open the FaceTime app, enter a phone number in the search field, then click the audio call icon Audio.

Make a call on your iPad or iPod touch

  • Tap a phone number in Contacts, Calendar, Safari or other app that automatically detects such data.
  • Or open the FaceTime app, tap the add button, enter the phone number in the search field, then tap the audio call icon Audio. 

Answer a call

  • On your Mac, a notification appears when someone calls your iPhone. You can answer the call, send it to voicemail, or send the caller a message.
  • On your iPad or iPod touch, slide to answer the call.

To stop getting calls on one of your devices, just turn off the Calls from iPhone setting on that device. See the setup section above for details.

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