Stop Phone Calls On Mac
To turn off ringing phones in your Mac, one of the easiest ways is to turn off the option right in the iPhone. It is also possible to disable calls from ringing on a Mac, but not another device, like an iPad. It is worth noting that, once ringing is turned off, phone calls cannot be made on the Mac or another iOS device through the iPhones cellular connectivity. The Cellular Phones function on the iPhone will allow you to make and receive phone calls from your Mac, provided that your iPhone and your Mac are both on the same Wi-Fi network and are signed in to the same iCloud account and FaceTime.
Any iOS device you have or any Mac that is been set up with the same Apple ID will be able to take calls from your iPhone. In fact, all your Macs running the latest version of Mac OS X, and using the same Apple ID, will receive the phone call, creating a chorus of rings, from a single phone call your iPhone makes. If you have a few Apple devices, then you will know about a feature that lets you get phone calls coming in to your iPhone to your iPad, and to your iPhone to your iPads Mac.
If you never want to get any phone calls coming on your iPhone on your Mac or iPad ever again, you can turn off that feature entirely. If you want to prevent calls from the iPad and my Mac, either apply this to any devices in the vicinity, or you can stop the Mac or iPad only from ringing if the iPhone rings.
With this turned off, your other Apple devices will no longer ring when you get a call, and you can no longer make or take calls from your Mac or my iPad. The good news is that you have the ability to toggle this on or off, and you can prevent your Mac or iPad from ringing whenever you get a call on your iPhone.
Or, you can set up your iPhone to prevent the iPhone from broadcasting the incoming calls to your Mac. Or, you can prevent your iPhone from syncing data with your Mac (and with other devices connected to your Apple ID). If you want to prevent your Mac from syncing features and data, like photos, contacts, and calendar events, to your iPhone and other Apple devices, open your Apple Menu and navigate to System Preferences > Apple ID.
If you want to prevent your iPhone from appearing as an AirDrop location on your Mac, you will need to turn off AirDrop on your iPhone. If one of the devices does not belong to you, setting AirDrop to contacts only on either the iPhone or the Mac, and removing any contact information related to the other device from your contacts app, should prevent it from showing up in AirDrop. When you uncheck that box, you will be signed out of the FaceTime app, but will still be able to use FaceTime on the iPhone or another device.
On a Mac, open the FaceTime app, select FaceTime > Settings (or Preferences), and then choose Calls from iPhone. Under the same settings, choose the device of preference that you want to join the call on the iPhone. Now, under your device list, disable Wi-Fi calls for the device or Mac that you want to delete.
As mentioned earlier, the second will allow you to disable the iPhone calls for selected Macs. If you would like to disable iPhone calls on both iOS and Mac, there is one solution. The only other way to stop calls is to sign out of iCloud through the system preferences on Mac.
Sending and receiving your iPhone calls on your Mac is part of Continuity, which works only if your Apple devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. With Continuity, you can send and receive texts from Mac or iPad, or even take calls, all without having to pick up an iPhone. Your Mac can send and receive texts from any cell phone (even ones that are not an iPhone). The Text Messages Forwarding capability in Continuity lets you view text messages sent from your iPhone, as well as text messages received, on your Mac, iPad, and iPod Touch.
You can use the iPhone cellular calling feature on any Mac (or iPad or iPod Touch) that meets the requirements for the Apple Continuity system. It requires an iPhone running iOS 8.1 or later and an active network plan, and it will work with any iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 8 or later, and any Mac running macOS X Yosemite or later. The Cellular Phones for iPhone feature lets you make and receive cell phone calls from an iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac — without taking the iPhone out of your pocket — as long as they are on the same network as your iPhone.
|Open the Settings app on your Mac||In the menu bar, select the Messages option|
|Scroll down and tap Phone||Toggle to Preferences|
|Select calls on other Devices||Select iMessage from the window’s menu at the top|
|Slide the switch labeled Allow calls on Other Devices to the off position||To prevent messages from arriving on your Mac, uncheck any and all accounts under You Can Be Reached for Messages At|
In other words, a call coming into the iPhone will ring also to any other iPad, iOS device, or Mac, as long as they are running OS X Yosemite. Now, if the iPhone is nowhere close to you, you will easily receive the notification of the phone call on your Mac. That means, you will get call notifications on the other devices, excluding your chosen Mac.
If you answer your call quickly on the iPhone, because of this lag, your other two devices will keep ringing for several seconds. Worse, my iPad and Mac will often keep ringing for several seconds after I have answered the incoming call, leaving both the caller and myself surprised and confused.
When someone calls an iPhone, the phone rings, but seeing notifications and the sound of the ringing in the Mac is uncomfortable. When people are busy, having the phone go to the Mac rather than remain limited to an iPhone can be a frustrating interruption.
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An incoming call will appear unexpectedly on a Mac, even though the iPhone is set to Do Not Disturb. Your iPad will immediately stop ringing when an incoming iPhone call arrives. Every time I receive a voicemail from, assume, another iPhone, FaceTime rings on my Mac.
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If your carrier supports Wi-Fi calling to other devices, you can configure these devices to call and receive, even if my iPhone is turned off or is nearby. To set up a Mac to use Wi-Fi calling in macOS 10.15, the first thing you need to do is grab each of your Apple devices in the Apple ecosystem, and disable the Wi-Fi calling function in each one. Being able to make and receive calls right from the Mac is a handy tool, but one that can easily become a distraction.
Why can’t I remove FaceTime from my Mac?
There are a few ways to reduce the amount of disk space that FaceTime uses because it is a built-in app and comes installed with macOS. You cannot, for instance, delete the app itself. You can, however, delete the call history that FaceTime saves and syncs across all of your devices.
How can I prohibit calls and texts from getting through on my Mac?
In the menu bar, select the Messages option. Toggle to Preferences. Select iMessage from the window’s menu at the top. To prevent messages from arriving on your Mac, uncheck any and all accounts under You Can Be Reached for Messages At.