How to Transfer Calls from iPhone to Mac.
Do you want to transfer live calls from iPhone to Mac? This not only allows you to enjoy much better-sounding speakers on your MacBook or iMac, but it also saves battery power and allows you to focus on one device at a time.
But if you are having trouble figuring out how to transfer a conversation from iPhone while talking to Mac, here’s everything you need to know about the procedure below.
How to Set Up Call Transferring Between iPhone and Mac
The Apple ecosystem is made up of a set of features called Continuity that let you get things done from iPhone to Mac and vice versa. Among them are iPhone Cellular Calls, which allows you to initiate and answer calls directly from your Mac. Moreover, it also allows you to transfer live phone calls between devices.
But as the name suggests, iPhone Cellular Calls only works with calls from your iPhone’s cellular account. This way you won’t be able to, say, transfer FaceTime or third-party VOIP calls (like Whatsapp and Skype) between devices.
iPhone Cellular Calls also requires your iPhone and Mac to meet the following criteria before you can use them. Completing them should ensure that you don’t run into any problems.
iPhone and Mac must be signed to iCloud with the same Apple ID
Both your iPhone and Mac must be signed into iCloud with the same Apple ID. You can quickly see this by opening the iPhone Settings app and Mac System Preferences. Both apps list your Apple ID at the top of the screen or window.
If you need to sign in with the appropriate user account, then tap or select your current Apple ID and use the Sign Out option on the next screen to sign out first.
iPhone and Mac must be FaceTime signed with the same Apple ID
On both iPhone and Mac, you must sign in to FaceTime with the same Apple ID.
To check this, go to Settings> FaceTime on your iPhone. After that, you should see your Apple ID under Called ID. If you want to change it, tap it and select Exit. Then you can sign in again with the correct Apple ID.
On a Mac, open FaceTime and choose FaceTime> Preferences. You should see your Apple ID under the Settings tab. You can then select Sign Out and sign back in with the appropriate Apple ID if you want.
iPhone and Mac must be near and connected to the same Wi-Fi network
You must connect your iPhone and Mac to the same Wi-Fi network. The devices should also be closer, preferably in the same room.
iPhone must be configured to allow calls on Mac
You must set up your iPhone so that other devices can make calls over the cellular network. To do this, open the iPhone Settings app and choose Phone> Call Other Devices. Then turn on the switch next to Allow calls to other devices. Then turn on the switch next to your Mac.
FaceTime settings on Mac must be configured to make and receive calls
You must also allow calls from your iPhone to Mac. To do this, open the FaceTime app on your Mac and choose FaceTime> Preferences. Then, under the Settings tab, select the Call from iPhone checkbox.
How to Transfer a Call from iPhone to Mac
After making or receiving a call on iPhone, you can transfer it to Mac at any time during a call.
Just tap the audio icon in the iPhone call interface. Then select your Mac from the list of devices that appear. The default speaker icon should change to resemble a Mac, and the call should be instantly transferred to your Mac. Regardless, your iPhone will continue to relay the call.
Note. Starting with iOS 14, you can tap the compact incoming call notification at the top of the screen to activate the full screen calling interface.
How to Manage a Transferred Call on the Mac
After transferring a call from iPhone to Mac, you should see a notification that says “From Your iPhone” in the upper right corner of your Mac screen. You can use controls inside it to control the call. For example, click the Mute Sound button to mute the sound, or select End to end the sound. You can also bring up the dial pad by pressing the nine-dot button.
How to Transfer a Call Back to the iPhone
You can also forward the callback from your Mac to iPhone. But you can only do this with the iPhone itself.
So, start by accessing the iPhone calling interface by clicking the green icon in the upper left corner of the screen. Then tap the Audio icon and select iPhone. The “From Your iPhone” notification should disappear from your Mac, and the call should momentarily go to your iPhone.
How to Receive or Make a Call Directly on the Mac
Instead of forwarding a call, you can also answer the call directly on your Mac. If your Mac is unlocked, you should see an incoming call notification. Press the “Accept” button to accept the call. Of course, you can always transfer it back to your iPhone by following the exact instructions in the section above.
In addition, you can make calls using the FaceTime and Contacts apps on Mac and transfer them via iPhone. For example, in FaceTime, enter the contact’s phone number and select Call from iPhone.
Note. If your carrier supports Wi-Fi calling, you can also use your Mac to make calls, even if your iPhone isn’t around. For this to work, open your iPhone settings and go to Wi-Fi> Wi-Fi Calling. Then turn on the toggle next to “Allow Wi-Fi calling for other devices.”
The above pointers should help you transfer calls from iPhone to Mac. However, if you run into any issues, just be sure to double check that both devices meet the criteria for iPhone mobile calling.
Also, it’s a good idea to rule out bugs and other problems by updating the system software on your iPhone and Mac. To do this, go to Preferences> General> Software Update on iPhone and System Preferences> Software Update on Mac.
How to Transfer Calls from iPhone to Mac
How to Transfer Calls from iPhone to Mac