Can't Enable iPhone calling through Yosemite

TigerMe

macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 26, 2011
57
0
I've got continuity working (thank you for the thread on this) but cannot get phone calling with/through my mac to work.

I've gone into FaceTime settings in yosemite and i see the option to enable iPhone calling but whenever I click on the checkbox it tells me that FaceTime and iCloud need to be signed into the same account. They are. I've tried the .me, .icloud variations of the account nothing works. I always get that error popup and the box stays unchecked.

Any ideas?
 

exhibit.b

macrumors regular
Jul 11, 2008
134
0
I had the same issue. I signed out of everything. iCloud and FaceTime on phone and computer. then signed back in. and it worked.
 

DarkCole

macrumors regular
Jul 21, 2013
244
110
Someone else had the same question on another thread, this is what I did to fix the problem.

Go to your Mac and check the iCloud login information.
Go to your iDevice and check the iCloud login information.

It has to be the same email, regardless if its the same iCloud account.

I logged out of iCloud on both my Mac and iPhone. Logged in on both with the SAME email and then it finally enabled. It may take a minute for it go through the servers. Just make sure everything is the same.

Hope that helps!
 

Armen

macrumors 604
Apr 30, 2013
7,375
2,207
Los Angeles
Someone else had the same question on another thread, this is what I did to fix the problem.



Go to your Mac and check the iCloud login information.

Go to your iDevice and check the iCloud login information.



It has to be the same email, regardless if its the same iCloud account.



I logged out of iCloud on both my Mac and iPhone. Logged in on both with the SAME email and then it finally enabled. It may take a minute for it go through the servers. Just make sure everything is the same.



Hope that helps!

Also, you have to make sure that iPhone calling is enabled in FaceTime preferences on your Mac.
 

TigerMe

macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 26, 2011
57
0
The problem is the error message in FaceTime preferences saying that the accounts have to be the same and they are - exactly the same.
 

sethlution

macrumors regular
Dec 13, 2011
202
48
I figured out a workaround, though it's not working 100% percent of the time. You must go to bluetooth setting pane in system reference and pair/repair your Mac and iPhone via bluetooth. After this the call should go through. It will stop working eventually though, but I managed to reactivate it twice using the above method. Hope this help.

*Macbook Pro 2012 running public beta/iPhone 5S DP 4
 

Armen

macrumors 604
Apr 30, 2013
7,375
2,207
Los Angeles
Did anyone read my post about checking in Facetime preferences on your mac if "iPhone calls" is enabled? That was the reason it wasn't working for me and now it works fine :)
 

maclode

macrumors newbie
Aug 19, 2014
9
0
Can make calls from Mac but cannot receive Calls on my Mac

Guys, please help , i tried everything , logging in and out / activate deactivate accounts , selecting all emails associated with iCloud , and yet all i can do is calling from my Mac (Working great) but whenever i receive a call on my iPhone , it does not divert to the Mac.
 

ivaren

macrumors newbie
Feb 8, 2014
22
0
I can call from Yosemite using DP6 and IOS 8. However, when I make a call, I hear awfull "crackling" sounds from my mac. Anyone else?
 

phphreak

macrumors member
Nov 7, 2009
59
36
Guys, please help , i tried everything , logging in and out / activate deactivate accounts , selecting all emails associated with iCloud , and yet all i can do is calling from my Mac (Working great) but whenever i receive a call on my iPhone , it does not divert to the Mac.
make sure that you activate it from within the facetime app on the iphone. That was where I went wrong and had to fix it.
 

tumberry

macrumors newbie
Mar 15, 2013
1
0
Smart apple

I just noticed that for this option to work, this option should be both enabled on the iMac and iPhone on the FaceTime settings.

However, i enabled the FaceTime on iMac, but couldn't enable it on the iPhone, as my iPhone is purchased from U.A.E, which has blocked FaceTime, and due to this i cannot find FaceTime in my settings !.

What a day !!

Great dependency for such a service to work !
 

Attachments

Tiptizzle

macrumors 6502
Apr 22, 2011
381
2
I can call from Yosemite using DP6 and IOS 8. However, when I make a call, I hear awfull "crackling" sounds from my mac. Anyone else?
At first, no, but the last time I made a call, yes. I tried moving the phone farther away, then closer and it seemed to make no difference.