Do you find that you often miss phone calls in your house because you aren’t close enough to your iPhone?
One way that you can minimize the number of calls that you miss is to take advantage of a feature called “Calls on Other Devices.” This enables all of your iOS devices to ring when they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You can then pick up any of those devices to answer the call.
Our tutorial below will show you how to find this feature so that you can turn it on and start taking advantage of one of the more interesting perks of using your Apple ID across multiple iPhone or iPad devices.
How to Turn on “Calls on Other Devices” on an iPhone
These steps were written on an iPhone 5, in iOS 9.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the Phone option.
Step 3: Tap the Calls on Other Devices button.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Allow Calls on Other Devices. The feature is enabled when there is green shading around the button.
Now that you know how to enable calls on other devices on an iPhone 5, you can use this phone feature on things like your iPad or iPod Touch.
You should then see a list of your other iOS devices. If there is green shading around the button to the right of the device, then that device will be able to receive calls when nearby.
- You must be signed into the same Apple ID for iCloud and FaceTime for this feature to work.
- This feature is only available when your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Each device that you want to use this feature must be signed into the same Apple ID.
Summary – Allowing Calls on Other Devices
- Open Settings.
- Choose Phone.
- Select Calls on Other Devices.
- Turn on Allow Calls on Other Devices.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office, and many other popular applications and devices.