Mac Mini 2012, Yosemite, phone calls?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Che Castro, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    im still waiting for the update of yosemite,but i have a few questions
    with yosemite and ios 8 you can make and receive calls on your mac via the iphone

    do i have to buy the facetime app to make this work?

    and will the Apple EarPods work?
  2. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    let me answer my own question

    is been so long that i forgot i had the facetime app already,came preinstalled

    the apple earpods work just fine, the ones that come with the iphone

    now the earpod cable is a little short, so if your mac mini is far away you need an extension cable. you can't just use a regular extention audio cable

    you need a special one like this

    TRRS Headset Extension Cable

    plug this cable in to the back of the mini headphone port not audio port

    using this cable the other person can hear you, and the volume up and down function on the keyboard works

    now when you get or make a call you do need to hold option on the keyboard & select the volume icon on the menubar
    (you do this if instead of using your speakers to hear the other person ,you can hear them on the earpods}

    select the "headphone" on output device .
    where it says inline it should be on "external microphone"

    this is for people who don't have a headset or microphone but do have the apple EarPods laying around

    if your reading this and you know a better solution without spending a lot of money or if I'm doing something wrong in my instructions, leave a reply

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