MacBook + iPhone Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SareyeneIX, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. SareyeneIX macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2018
    Hi Everyone,
    I have a quick question. If my iPhone 8 dies or gets lost will I still be able to receive phone calls or missed call notifications on a MacBook? I know imsgs/FaceTime will work through my appleID but not sure about regular phone calls. Thank You!
  2. AuricBlue macrumors member


    Jan 3, 2007
    Phone calls work by connecting your phone to your mac via bluetooth. I don't think it'll work without a working phone present.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Nope, the computer uses the iPhone for the calls, so no phone, no calls.
  4. chabig, Apr 27, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018

    chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    You can make and receive phone calls without your iPhone if you turn on wifi calling in FaceTime preferences and your carrier supports a feature that lets multiple devices share your telephone number (AT&T does through a feature they call NumberSync). Then your Mac can make and receive calls just like a telephone using your phone number as long as you are on wifi. Your iPhone can be off, dead, or in another country. My iPhone was stolen a few years ago and this was my primary means of communication for a week until I could get it replaced.

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