Finding out which iPhone was called

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by apolkowski, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. apolkowski macrumors member

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    Hi, I have two iPhones with continuity enabled. Whenever I have missed call, I have notification on both phones. Is there a way to find out which phone (number) was really called and which just was ringing because of receiving continuity connection?
     
  2. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't even know two different phone number can connect using continuity. I thought it was only from phone to mac, ipad etc. Not phone to phone. Are you sure this is what's happening?
     
  3. apolkowski thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. I use it every day. If I am in the wi-fi range at home or in the office, I carry one phone only. I can take calls from both numbers. The problem is if I leave them and then I see notification on both.
     
  4. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    You might be able to setup 2 contacts one for 1 number and another for the other
    Then when you see the call it will say John A called Phone1

    Instead of what you have now (John A called iPhone)
     
  5. apolkowski thread starter macrumors member

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    If the caller is on my contact list then it is no problem. I know from which phone to call back (private or business). The problem starts if the notification shows a number which is not listed in my contacts. Then I do not know from which number to call back. I try to avoid calling my business partners from my private phone.
     
  6. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Something similar is happening to me.

    I got an i7 a few weeks ago to replace my i6. The i6 still sits on my desk, in a dock, while I figure out what to do with it. I didn't wipe it. It still has my iCloud, music, messaging, mail, etc., on it. All I did was move the SIM card over to the new i7.

    The i7 sits on a dock beside the old i6 and whenever a call comes in, both phones ring. I always just answer on the i7 and the i6 stops ringing at that point.

    It seemed strange at first, but I guess that's continuity?
     
  7. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    Does the missed call show up in the Recents of the Phone app on the phone that got the notification via continuity?
     
  8. apolkowski thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. I see full history of made/received/missed calls on both phones. They synchronize almost on the fly.
     
  9. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Same here. Both phones "Recents" are in sync.

    This is pretty cool.
     
  10. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Then you can tell from the recent list which number was called.
     
  11. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    How? If this list is synced, both will have the same info.
     
  12. chabig macrumors 68040

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    My mistake. I think you're right. I was thinking you'd asked how to find out which phone number called you, not which one of yours was called. For that I think you'd have to look at your cell phone call record.
     
  13. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Yeah, assuming the OP uses two different numbers on both phone.
     

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