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If your phone and computer are both parts of the Apple ecosystem, you can easily answer phone calls to your iPhone on your Mac by connecting your number to iCloud. Here’s how to set it all up.

How to Forward Cellular Calls to Your Mac

First, you’ll need to make sure all your devices are signed into iCloud on the same account or else you won’t be able to share anything between them. You’ll also need to be running iOS 8.1 or later on your phone and macOS Yosemite or later on your Mac. Both of your devices will need to be powered on and connected to the same WiFi.

You’ll need to enable call forwarding on both devices. First, open the Settings app on your iPhone. Tap on the “Phone” category and then “Calls on Other Devices.” Make sure this option is enabled, and make sure that your MacBook is also allowed to connect.

iphone calls on other devices

Next, open the FaceTime app on Mac. Make sure you’re signed into FaceTime and have your account enabled. If you do, you’ll be able to open the FaceTime preferences with Command+Comma or from the “FaceTime” dropdown in the top menu bar. Click the checkbox next to “Calls from iPhone.”

macos calls from iphone

Your devices are now linked. If you want to add new devices in the future, you’ll need to re-allow them in your iPhone’s settings.

Making and Answering Calls From Your Mac

Answering a call is simple—once your devices are linked, you’ll get all notified of every phone call on your Mac as well. You can press accept or decline from this notification to open FaceTime.

FaceTime answering dialog

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