Latest in Calling

Image credit:

How to get phone calls on your Mac in Yosemite

Victor Agreda Jr
October 17, 2014
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links



Chris Breen has a quick writeup on how to set your iPhone to route calls through your Mac (or use your Mac to make calls). Some important things to know: Your iPhone and Mac must be on the same WiFi network and you'll need iOS 8 and Yosemite installed on any target machines, plus an actual iPhone*. If you have iOS 8 on an iPad you may have already seen how you can take an incoming call via that device, but you'll need to configure your Mac to do this too. *As reader Hal Sherman points out, you'll need a Mac with native Bluetooth 4.0 LE as well -- a dongle won't do.

In FaceTime preferences on iOS and Mac, you must enable "iPhone Cellular Calls". Then you can click the Audio tab in FaceTime on the Mac to initiate calls, even to your Android-using friends. That's pretty cool, right?

While we're talking FaceTime on the Mac, did you know you can also set your Mac to route calls through Skype? The Default for calls setting allows it (at the bottom of the preferences/settings) but only on the Mac.







In this article: calling, how to, how+to, howto, iPhone, Mac, OS X, Yosemite
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
The best Cyber Week tech deals you can still get today

The best Cyber Week tech deals you can still get today

View
Google rolls out 2Gbps fiber service in Huntsville and Nashville

Google rolls out 2Gbps fiber service in Huntsville and Nashville

View
Kratos coming to 'Fortnite' could be the first of several video game cameos

Kratos coming to 'Fortnite' could be the first of several video game cameos

View
Razer Tomahawk modular gaming PC is now available for $2,400

Razer Tomahawk modular gaming PC is now available for $2,400

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr