How to prevent your calls from ringing on your iPad or Mac too.
If you are a user of several Apple devices, you have surely faced this on more than one occasion. And it turns out that by default, when we have for example a Mac and an iPhone, or an iPad and an iPhone, or all 3 (and even 4 if we have an Apple Watch), every time we receive a call on our iPhone and the others are nearby, they all start ringing in unison, and they even continue to ring for a few more seconds once we answer the call, which is very annoying.
To fix this there is a simple toogle on our devices, a sliding button that is responsible for deactivating that every time we receive a call it is multiplied in each and every one of our devices, and we end up going crazy every time they call us. If, on the other hand, you are a person who uses this function, there is also the possibility of limiting which devices sound, so you don’t have your iPad, Mac and iPhone ringing at the same time.
Join me for this tutorial to learn how to manage this annoying function and not go crazy every time you receive a call.
Prevent your iPad and Mac from ringing every time they call your iPhone
As we said, there is a sliding button that will make your calls ring only on the iPhone when you have the rest of the devices nearby. Simply turn it off and the other devices will stop ringing and receiving the call, and these will only be seen on the iPhone. Follow these steps to do it:
1st- Opens «Settings» on your device.
2nd- Go to option “Phone”.
3rd- Choose “Calls on other devices”.
4th- Slide the button of the first option where it indicates “Allow on other devices”.
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That’s how simple the problem is solved. If you live with several people who use the Apple ecosystem our advice is that you share this with them, and so the cacophonic calls are a problem of the past.
Cancel incoming calls on only one of your devices
This function may be useful to you, because of your workflow, because you spend a lot of time in front of your computer screen, or simply because you have gotten used to using it after all. In any case you don’t want all your devices to ring but Maybe if you are interested in the call coming in on the iPad or Mac only, to activate this follow these steps:
Stop your Mac from receiving calls
1st- Open the app “FaceTime” on your Mac.
2nd- With the app open, go to “FaceTime” in the menu bar, inside click on “Preferences”.
3rd- Deselect the option that says “Calls from iPhone”.
From here also you can deselect other options such as that your interlocutors in a video call can take a Live Photo of the screen while you are on videoconference, an interesting option to take care of our privacy.
Stop your iPad from receiving calls
1st- Opens «Settings» on your device.
2nd- Go to option “FaceTime”.
3rd- Slide the button that says “Calls from iPhone”.
As you can see, the process is very similar to that of the iPhone.
In the same way that you can disable incoming calls from both iPad and Mac, Also from the iPhone we can filter by the devices that we want to sound or not. We simply have to slide the button corresponding to each of the devices associated with our account.
For this, starting from the menu in which we were when we deactivated calls on other devices from the iPhone, leaving this option activated, below we will find a list with the rest of the devices associated with our Apple ID. Each has a sliding button, just check the ones you want to play and the ones you don’t leave them un-pressed. In this way you can more agilely organize which device you want to sound or not in the event that at a moment it suits you to have one or the other.
Apple’s ecosystem is designed to function as one in many respects and the foundation of all of this is borderless continuity between its devices, though sometimes this can be impractical. For these circumstances, now you know how to solve at least one of the most annoying functions.