Annoyed by iPhone calls and text messages on your other devices?

by Volker Weber

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When Apple introduces new features, they just switch them on. How else would you learn about them? That's the exact opposite of enterprise IT admins. They block all new features to keep the support calls and the risk down. ;-)

Anyway, if you are one of these admins, you can swith those new features off for yourself too. Case in point: when your iPhone rings, your other devices like your Mac or iPad start ringing with the same call. Facetime is doing that, if you are logged in with the same Apple ID. No need to get a second ID. Just go into Settings/Facetime and disable "iPhone Cellular Calls". Same for text messages: Settings/Messages/Text Message Forwarding.

And finally, if you want to disable this on your Mac individually, again in Facetime settings:

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Comments

I really like this Continuity feature (e.g. while surfing on my sofa), but there are two things that annoy me everytime:

1. When I pick up a call on my iPhone, Facetime continues to ring for a few more seconds on my Mac.
2. Althoug I pick up a call successfully on my iPhone, Facetime notifies my on my Mac that I missed a call.

...There's still some room for improvent, Cupertino.

Fotios Nisiropoulos, 2015-07-08

The answer is: yes. Thanks!

Ingo Seifert, 2015-07-08

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