Call Relay has been available on macOS since the days of iOS 8, allowing you to answer and call anyone from your iPhone using a Mac computer. This is a great feature as it eliminates the need to pull your phone out from your pocket. However, the method used to set up Call Relay on a Mac may be unknown to some users. No worries as we can help you out in the section below.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to set up and use Call Relay on your Mac. Before we dive in with the process to activate Call Relay, make sure you now have a modern version of macOS (macOS High Sierra) on your computer. Besides, both iPhone and Mac are now signed into the same Apple ID.
How to set up and use Call Relay in macOS High Sierra
How to turn on Call Relay on your Mac
Step one: First off, head to the Dock at the bottom of the screen and launch FaceTime (alternatively, head to the Finder and launch FaceTime)
Step two: Next up, hit FaceTime from the top menu and then select Preferences from the pull-down menu
Step three: Once you are in, simply check the box next to Calls from iPhone.
That’s it! If you change your mind, repeat the above process and check the box next to Calls from iPhone again to disable the feature.
How to turn on Call Relay on your iPhone
Once you have successfully enabled Call Relay on your Mac, it’s time to enable it on your iPhone. The method is quite different, so we will show you how in the section below.
Step one: Open the Settings app from your home screen and then hit Phone
Step two: Next up, hit Calls on Other Devices and then turn on the switch for Allow Calls on Other Devices
Step three: Now just simply turn on the switch for the device you wish to enable Call Relay for.
How to make a phone call on your Mac
Step one: First off, launch FaceTime from the Dock or Finder and then enter the phone number you wish to call on your computer
Step two: Once you are done, hit the Phone button and hit the number under Call using iPhone section
How to transfer a call from Mac to your iPhone
macOS allows you to easily transfer a call from your computer to iPhone. This is a great feature as you can continue your call when you are planning to go away from your machine.
Step one: Pick up your phone and then tap the Touch to return to call banner at the top of the screen
Step two: Hit the audio button and then tap iPhone to complete the task.
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