MacBook + iPhone Question

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

  1. SareyeneIX macrumors newbie

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    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

    AuricBlue

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    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

    maflynn

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    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

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    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.

    https://www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter/plans/plan-features/numbersync.jsp
     

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