Did you know that you can now make calls with other devices like ipad, mac and others as long as you keep your iPhone powered on and Wi-Fi enabled? The good news is that the million dollar question we had all asked ourselves when iPad was launched as to whether we will be able to make and receive calls from these devices has finally be answered. This was a no brainer since iPads and iPhones could be paired with each other and with other devices, it should only be right that we be allowed to use the same to make and receive calls. Well, the other shoe has finally hit the ground and now, we can indeed make and receive calls with our iPads and this is how to go about it.
Enable Wi-Fi calling:
The first thing that you need to do is to enable Wi-Fi calling on your phone. Make sure that you have enabled it; just head over to settings and go to the one concerning Wi-Fi and toggle it to receive and make Wi-Fi calls. This should enable your mac, iPad and even your smart watch to make and receive calls, by syncing the same with your iPhone.
Enable on devices:
Whether the other device happens to be your iPad or watch or mac, you need to enable it to make and receive calls from your iPhone. On iPad, just head over to settings and face time; once there, toggle it so that the device is enabled to receive calls from your iPhone. Similarly, with mac, hit âŒ˜ + Space and type in FaceTime. Now, search through preferences and select iPhone. This should enable both these devices to receive calls from your iPhone. Make sure that you adopt the same process when enabling iPhone calls on it.
Usually you would be restricted by the distance from your iPhone when receiving or making calls through these devices. But now, thanks to the update, you should be able to take your iPad on a vacation overseas while leaving your iPhone back home and still be able to use your iPad to make and receive calls. In short, thanks to the new feature, distance is no longer a bar to make and receive calls on your iPad, Mac and other devices. All you need to do is to make sure that your iPhone back home is powered on.
Calls on other devices:
Now, you can use your iPhone to make calls on other devices – just head over to your iPhone settings, and hover above “phone” and from the drop down menu, choose “to make calls on other devices”. Now you should be able to use other devices to pair up with your iPhone to make the requisite calls.
If this is the first time that you are enabling Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone, then chances are that you will be prompted to enter your address, the one where you are residing at the moment. This is to ensure that your location is current, up to date and when you dial emergency services, your phone will ping the neatest cellular tower and get you the help you need.
The latest update is indeed good news as it provides you with the certain amount of flexibility and convenience. You would definitely appreciate the newly enabled “call using other devices” especially if you happen to travel frequently. Let’s assume that your phone dies down, and there’s no charger nearby. Well, with the latest update, you should still be able to make and receive calls by using other devices for the same, with ease and without any hassle. You can also toggle your phone settings to set it to Wi-Fi preferred and toggle the same to “cellular preferred” if you want to revert back.