Resolved FaceTime: How to stop iPhone, iPad and Mac ringing simultaneously

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by thevelocity, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. thevelocity macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2015
    Hi folks,

    With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Apple brought a feature called Continuity to us which allows us to accept iPhone calls on our Mac or iPad. Unfortunately you obviously can't disable the FaceTime ringtone on your Mac and iPad. So when all your devices are on your desk and someone calls you, iPhone, iPad and Mac ring simultaneously, which is pretty awkward. Since there's no real solution for this I would like to show you my workaround.

    Step one: get a silent ringtone
    In order to keep our devices silent we have to set a silent ringtone. I've created a small audio file consisting of one second of complete silence. This is our new ringtone. Feel free to use my silence.m4r file in the ZIP-File attached to this thread.

    Step two: set your silent ringtone on your iPad
    If you don't have an iPad you can skip this step.
    Transfer the silent ringtone silence.m4r to your iPad, using iTunes sync. When the sync is complete move to Settings >> Sounds >> Ringtone on your iPad and set "silence" as your new ringtone.


    Step three: set your silent ringtone on your Mac
    If you don't have a Mac and if you've set the silent ringtone on your iPad successfully, you're done here.
    Setting custom ringtones for FaceTime on a Mac is a bit tricky. Fortunately there's a little app called "Ringtone Adder" which is available for USD 0.99 over here.
    Install the app and select the silence.m4r file in order to add it to your FaceTime ringtones. Then open FaceTime, head to Preferences >> General and set "silence" as your new ringtone. From now you'll be notified upon incoming calls visually only.


    I hope this is of some help for you!


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  2. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2013
    Or you can just unclick the option to enable iPhone Cellular calls. It's in the second photo you posted. Just uncheck that and they will stop ringing. Bingo bango!
  3. blindside217 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2012
    We want them to visually ring so we can still answer it on the Mac or iPad if we want to but only the audible ring from the actual iPhone.

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