Allow phone calls on your iPad, iPod touch, and Mac

Allow phone calls on your iPad, iPod touch, and Mac

You can make and receive phone calls on your iPad, iPod touch, and Mac by relaying calls through your iPhone.

To make calls this way, you need to set up FaceTime and sign in with the same Apple ID on all your devices. (iOS 9, iPadOS 13, OS X 10.10, or later required.)

Note: Wi-Fi Calling on other devices is available with some carriers, and cellular charges may apply.

You first set up your iPhone, and then set up your other devices.

Allow phone calls on your other devices from iPhone

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings  > Cellular.

  2. If your iPhone has Dual SIM, choose a line (below Cellular Plans).

  3. Do any of the following:

    • Tap Calls on Other Devices, turn on Allow Calls on Other Devices, then choose the devices on which you’d like to make and receive calls.

      This allows other devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID to make and receive calls when they’re nearby your iPhone and connected to Wi-Fi.

    • Tap Wi-Fi Calling, then turn on Add Wi-Fi Calling For Other Devices.

      This allows other devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID to make and receive calls even when your iPhone isn’t nearby.

  4. On your other devices, set up FaceTime and sign in with the same Apple ID that you use on your iPhone.

  5. Turn on Wi-Fi calling:

    • On your iPad or iPod touch: Go to Settings > FaceTime, then turn on FaceTime and Calls from iPhone. If you’re asked, turn on Wi-Fi calling.

    • On your Mac: Open FaceTime, then choose FaceTime > Preferences > Settings. Select “Calls from iPhone.” If an Upgrade to Wi-Fi Calling button appears, click it, then follow the instructions.

Note: If you enable Wi-Fi Calling, emergency calls may be made over Wi-Fi, and your device’s location information may be used for emergency calls to aid response efforts, regardless of whether you enable Location Services. Some carriers may use the address you registered with the carrier when signing up for Wi-Fi Calling as your location.

Make or receive a phone call on your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac

  • Make a call: Tap or click a phone number in Contacts, Calendar, FaceTime, Messages, Search, or Safari. Or open FaceTime, enter a contact or phone number, then tap the FaceTime Audio button.

    If you make a call from another device by relaying it through your iPhone with Dual SIM, the call is made using your default voice line.

  • Receive a call: Swipe, tap, or click the notification to answer or ignore the call.

For more information about Wi-Fi calls, see the Apple Support article Make a call with Wi-Fi Calling.

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