Can't get phone calls to work! Help please

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  1. 2010mini, Oct 20, 2014
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    2010mini macrumors 68040

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    I searched but could not find the specific answer.

    I have a mid 2010 Mac Mini (OS X 10.10) so I already know handoff/continuity will not work as it does not have BT4.0

    I have an iPhone 5s and iPad 4 (Both on 8.1) and today while at home a regular came in. And to my surprise my Mac Mini was ringing along with my iPad/iPhone.

    I thought macs that didn't have BT 4.0 could not do this?? I understand if it was a FaceTime Audio call, but it was not.

    TIA
     
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    "Handoff" requires Bluetooth (Bluetooth LE, I believe). Phone calls and SMS are "Continuity" and no BlueTooth is required.

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  3. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well SMS works quite well. Phone calls do not.
     
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    <confused>
     
  5. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Phone calls do not = my mac alerts when a call is coming in but will not pick up the call. It will also not start a call
     
  6. Alrescha, Oct 20, 2014
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    Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Ahh. I did have some 'Call failed' errors when first setting up, but they went away without any action on my part (as far as I know). The only thing I did that helped with SMS setup was to make sure that the Apple IDs/email addresses/phone numbers in Accounts were all consistent.

    (and by that I just mean that I had checked (or not checked) all the entries consistently across my devices)

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  7. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well hopefully this will work out line yours did
     
  8. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just can't seem to get phone calls to work. what am I doing wrong?

    Man is on 10.10 and iPhone 5s is on 8.1
     
  9. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

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    I am in the same boat. I have a late 2013 iMac and every time I try to make a call from my mac it fails. When my wife calls me it rings my iPad but not my iMac. I've searched the web but can not figure this one out.
     
  10. checkler macrumors newbie

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    Make sure in the FaceTime settings that you have your iCloud ID checked. That was my problem for a while.
     
  11. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

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    It has been checked the entire time so that is not the problem. This seems to be a common problem from reading through other threads though.
     

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