Placing calls through my Mac?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by xero9, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. xero9 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    So I updated to public beta 2 today (I could go to DP6, but it was just easier to software update to PB2).

    When I try to place a call from my Mac, it just says "iPhone calls are not avail...." then "Your iPhone is not configu..."

    They're both signed in to the same iCloud account. I tried turning wifi off on the phone and it at least knew my iPhone wasn't on the same network.

    This is on a mid-2011 MBA but this feature should at least work.

    What am I missing?
  2. mloffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
  3. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Don't think 2011 MBAs are capable. Do you have iOS 8 Beta installed on your iPhone?
  4. xero9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    I should have specified that yes, it's an iPhone 5s on iOS 8 beta 5.

    I thought the 2011 MBA would work. I know Handoff doesn't work (along with instant hotspot :(), but that the continuity (SMS and phone calls) did.

    It very well might not actually work, but given that the option in FaceTime preferences has a check box for phone calls through iPhone, it should actually work.
  5. bist macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2013
    I do not remember exactly when FaceTime<=>iphone calls started working, but I don't think it was working in DP2.
    It was definitively working with DP5 and is still working, although with a few bugs, with DP6 (2010 Macpro + iPhone 4s <- Both way older than your hardware).

    Just update your phone and MBA to the last preview, and it'll probably be better.
  6. xero9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    Hmm you think it's a PB2 issue then? I am on the latest iOS beta, but because I renewed my developer account after I installed Yosemite PB1 I didn't bother trying to switch to the DPs.

    Was hoping there was some setting I was missing, but I guess not. At least my SMS from my laptop works now!

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