The iPhone (Cellular Calling) feature on iOS and macOS allows you to make and receive calls, as well as write SMS messages from iPad and Mac. Despite its convenience and ease of setup, it is rarely used by users. The reason for this is most often the commonplace ignorance of people that such a function exists at all. In this instruction, we fill in all the gaps and talk about how to make, receive calls and write text messages from iPad or Mac.
The iPhone (Cellular Calling) feature enables users to make and receive calls, as well as send text messages from an iPad or Mac. In this case, the iPhone may even be in another room, its help after setting up and activating the function is not needed.
What settings do you need to make
Before you activate settings that allow you to receive cellular calls from iPhone to iPad and Mac, you need to make sure that:
- All devices are signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID account.
- All devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- All devices are signed in to FaceTime under the same Apple ID account.
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Then you need to enable the function “iPhone (cellular calls)”:
- On iPhone: on the menu “Settings“→”Telephone“→”Calls to other devices“→”Allow Calls“.
- On iPad: on the menu “Settings»→ Facetime → “IPhone Calls“
- On mac: run the application Facetime, select Facetime → “Settings“→”IPhone Calls“.
How to use the iPhone (Cellular Calling) feature on iPad
In order to make a call using the iPad, just click on the phone number in the contact book, or any other application that automatically detects such data. In order to call a specific number, you need to launch the FaceTime application, enter the phone number in the search field and click “Call”.
To accept a call on the iPad, you just need to move the slider in the incoming call window in the traditional way for the iPhone.
How to use the iPhone (Cellular Calling) feature on Mac
In order to make a call to a cell phone with a Mac, you need to point to the contact in the application “Contacts“(Or any other with the function of determining contacts) and select”Call the number [phone number] from iPhone“. Just like on an iPad, with a Mac you can call numbers that are not in your contact book. To do this, launch FaceTime and enter the phone number in the search field.
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