Everyone has the tendency to leave their iPhones in different places in their house. But now you have the opportunity to receive your iPhone calls on your Mac as long as it’s running Yosemite. This can be achieved with the fantastic new feature of iOS 8, Handoff. So if your phone rings while it is charging you don’t need to unplug it or answer it while it’s still plugged to the wall. Instead, you will be notified on your Mac. The option to either accept or reject the call will be displayed on your Mac screen. Once you answer the call you can enjoy a comfortable conversation on your computer’s speakers and microphone.
It is necessary to have the proper set-up on both iPhone and Mac. So ensure the following:
- Your iPhone must have iOS 8 installed.
- Your Mac must have Yosemite installed.
- Both iPhone and Mac must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- You must be signed into your iCloud account on both the iPhone and Mac.
Now, to make sure that your Mac is ready to receive phone calls follow the following steps:
1. Firstly, you must have “Handoff” enabled on your phone. You can do this by going to Settings > General > Handoff & Suggested Apps.
2. Now, on the iPhone, go to Settings > FaceTime > iPhone Cellular Calls > On.
You are now all set up to receive phone calls on your Mac. This set-up will also allow you to make phone calls from your computer.
In addition to this, SMS messages can also be sent from iPhone to the Messages app on Mac. When responding to the message received on your Mac, it will be automatically converted into SMS and delivered to the specific receiver.