Dial iphone from ipad

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  1. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to bring up the dialing keypad on the iPad to call using your iPhone without adding an entry to the contacts or having received a call first? In other words I want to initiate a call on my iPad by the dialing keypad. I have made and received calls on my iPad but the outgoing calls were made through the contacts list. I want to be able to initiate the call by dialing manually.
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    1. Launch FaceTime
    2. Type the number into the box that says, "Enter name, email, or number"
     
  3. Zetaprime thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That will work even for a non FaceTime call? I'm talking about calls to a regular non-apple phone.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Yes, any number that can be called using your phone can be dialed on your iPad or Mac using FaceTime audio.
     
  5. Zetaprime thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks! You learn something new every day.
     
  6. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Actually. If your iPhone (5 and up) is connected to your iPad (3 and up, I believe) using the same iCloud account (apple ID) you can receive calls on your iPad through a feature Apple calls "continuity". If that works, then you should be able to dial any number too through your iPhone. Alternatively, FaceTime audio/video works with ONLY apple devices. You can select either option I think.
     
  7. Zetaprime, Jan 8, 2015
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    Zetaprime thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Dial iphone from ipad


    Yes, in fact I discovered that feature pretty quickly when my Mac and iPad started ringing as calls came in. It took me quite by surprise. I didn't even have to do anything for that feature to work besides having ios8 on the phone and iPad, and Yosemite on the Mac. The only thing I hadn't known till now was how to manually dial a number from my iPad or Mac so it would use my iPhone to make the call. I had always figured FaceTime would only allow me to dial FaceTime calls and not calls to regular people with non apple phones.
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Here is a handy dialer for the Mac, has a NC widget also (I used it during the beta testing - now available in Mac App Store - no, I am not the developer)

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keypad/id928906884?mt=12
     

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