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How to Stop iPhone Calls from Ringing on Your Mac and iPad

Prevent iPhone Calls from Ringing on Mac & iPad

Are you tired of your Mac or iPad ringing 🔔 every time your iPhone gets a new incoming call 📞? If yes, then this article is perfect for you. I’m going to explain a quick ✨ and easy way to turn off these notifications on both your devices. Stick with me and bid goodbye 👋 to this inconvenience once and for all.


Halting iPhone calls on your Mac

Firstly, let’s discuss how to stop 🚫 iPhone calls from ringing on your Mac. Sounds good? Let’s get started:

  • Open the FaceTime app.
  • In the menu bar, click on FaceTime.
  • Select Preferences.
  • Look for the box that says ‘calls from iPhone‘.
  • Uncheck the box ✅.
  • Quit FaceTime and voila! You should now not be interrupted by iPhone calls ringing on your Mac 😊.

Preventing iPhone calls on your iPad

Now, moving on to the iPad. Are you ready to learn how to stop iPhone calls from ringing on your iPad? Here we go:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPad.
  • Scroll down on the left side menu until you find the FaceTime option.
  • Click on FaceTime.
  • Toggle off the option that says ‘calls from iPhone‘.
  • And that’s it! Your iPad should now be safe from unwanted iPhone call notifications 🎉.

Conclusion: 🏁

In conclusion, managing whether your iPhone calls ring on your other devices is simple and straightforward. Now you know the necessary steps 💡 for both Mac and iPad. So, the next time your iPhone rings, you won’t be disturbed on your other devices. Enjoy your newfound silence and focus! 😌👍


This is due to the ‘iPhone Cellular Calls’ feature which allows calls to be made and received on your Mac and iPad when they are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Go to Facetime on your Mac, click on Preferences under Facetime in the menu, and uncheck ‘iPhone Cellular Calls’.

On your iPad, go to Settings, then select ‘FaceTime’ and turn off ‘Calls from iPhone’.

‘iPhone Cellular Calls’ is a feature that allows your iPhone, Mac, and iPad to share the same mobile network. This feature allows calls to be made and received across these devices when they are on the same network.

On your iPhone, go to settings -> phone -> calls on other devices, then you can turn on the feature.

No, when ‘iPhone Cellular Calls’ is enabled, all devices connected to the same Apple ID and Wi-Fi network will ring.

Most recent iPhone models that run on iOS 8 or later support ‘iPhone Cellular Calls’.

You need iOS 9 or later, and the devices need to be signed into iCloud and FaceTime with the same Apple ID.

No, the devices must be on the same Wi-Fi network for the feature to work.

The caller ID will be the same on all devices.

Yes, you can individually disable this feature on each device.

Yes, you can transfer the call to your iPhone by tapping the ‘Handoff’ icon that appears on your iPhone’s lock screen.

No, turning off ‘iPhone Cellular Calls’ only affects calls. Your text messages will still appear on all your devices if ‘Text Message Forwarding’ is enabled.

‘iPhone Cellular Calls’ allows your calls to be received on multiple devices whereas ‘Wi-Fi Calling’ allows you to make and receive calls over a Wi-Fi connection instead of a cellular connection.

On your iPhone, go to Settings -> Phone -> Wi-Fi Calling, and then turn it on.

Wi-Fi calling is available on most recent Apple devices. Check Apple’s official website for the complete list of supported devices.

Yes, simply disable the ‘Calls on Other Devices’ option on your iPhone.

Most carriers do not charge extra for these services, but it’s best to check with your carrier to be sure.

If you uninstall FaceTime, you will not be able to receive or make calls from that device.

You can download FaceTime again from the App Store.

You can only disable this feature on other devices, not your iPhone. It allows the calls to be forwarded.

On your iPhone, a ‘Wi-Fi’ icon will appear in the status bar when Wi-Fi Calling is being used.

Ensure that your iPhone is updated to the latest OS version. If it still doesn’t appear, your carrier might not support this feature.

Yes, if your Apple Watch is on the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.

Yes, as long as your iPhone and iPad are both connected to Wi-Fi, you can make calls from your iPad.

Ensure that your iPhone and Mac are both on the same Wi-Fi network and signed in with the same Apple ID.

Open FaceTime, go to FaceTime -> Preferences in the menu, and click ‘Sign Out’.

Ensure that ‘iPhone Cellular Calls’ is enabled in your FaceTime preferences on your Mac.

No, all devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network for this feature to work.

No, your iPhone must be out of airplane mode and connected to the same Wi-Fi network for this feature to work.