Answering Calls on Apple Watch and Switching to iPhone?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by SD449, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. SD449 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2012

    Does anyone know if it's possible to answer a call on your Apple Watch and then switch to your iPhone?

    I can see this useful for my wife whose always searching in her bag for her iPhone, sometimes doesn't even hear it or it rings off before she finds it

    Thank you
  2. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2006
    I heard yes, but don't have any concrete info. I'm looking forward to this feature as well
  3. Pinksteady macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    This is indeed announced functionality, but I don't know how to do it. My guess would be a force touch on the watch during a call.
  4. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2008
    I'm betting the call will show up on the iPhone's screen with the source set to "Apple Watch." So changing the source to "iPhone" or "Speaker" will transfer it. Just a guess though...
  5. SD449 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2012
  6. Applenoob34 macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2014
    I bet it's similar to changing the audio source in your car. Hit the "audio" button on your iPhone to change it from another Bluetooth source to ur phone.
  7. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I think you may be right. The watch acts like a BT headset when a call comes in I believe.
  8. 16Paws macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014
    If you have ever answered a call from your mac or iPad it should work the same way.

    Essentially if you answer the call from the other device your phone will still show that it is on the call. If you pick your phone and touch the green "in call" area at the top it will automatically transfer to the phone.
  9. Notme90 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2015
    If anyone tethered his laptop to his phone will know how it works, I'm pretty sure its the same functionality.

    you will get a green bar on your iPhone and you can tap it to transfer your phone call.

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  10. janderson0719 macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2011
    I find this feature great for while in the car.
  11. vinitmenon macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2013
    works the same way for apple watch just like you receive a call on mac or ipad.. you would get a green bar on your iphone.. touch it and your call will be transferred to phone from watch/ipad/mac
  12. kjparfekt macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2012
    Washington, DC
    Excited for this feature so I can easily answer my phone while walking the dog (soon to be dogs with a puppy on the way)
  13. SD449 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Didn't think of the comparison with calls coming through my MacBook Pro

    In fact since the update I haven't looked at my phone whilst answering a call on it and I took one today #

    Thank you again for your replies
  14. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Yes. Watch the answer calls guided tour here

    You roll the crown and choose "answer on iphone"

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