Silence Hand Off Ringing?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by sfwalter, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. sfwalter macrumors 68000

    sfwalter

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    Is there a way to silence my Mac from ringing when I get a phone call due to hand off? I really don't need to my Mac ringing when I get a phone call. If I'm in front of my Mac then I will see the visual indicator a call is coming in.
     
  2. The19th macrumors regular

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    This would be a great option for the Mac side. I would definitely submit feedback/feature request on this, but since I'm not touching any of the iOS 8 betas, I haven't had the chance to test out Handoff.
     
  3. allenawatson macrumors newbie

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    Silence Hand Off Ringing?

    I have iOS 8 and Yosemite PB4. When a phone call comes in on my phone, my Mac also starts ringing; good. I answer the phone call on my phone, but the Mac continues to ring, endlessly, until I click on either Accept or Decline on the Mac. It will ring for hours if I am away from the room and don't hear it...

    Is this a bug? Shouldn't the Mac stop ringing when I answer the phone?
     
  4. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Both my iMac and iPad will ring for a few seconds after I pick up on my phone, it's never been endless. As for muting, I'm curious as well but have found nothing outside of muting my iMac when I'm away.
     
  5. SufferingIdiots macrumors newbie

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    This is pretty obnoxious. Surely there must be a way to silence the ringing?!

    Its especially annoying if you choose not to answer a call on your iphone by silencing its ringer. The Mac will continue ringing with no way to silence it, forcing me to decline the call.
     
  6. K4LK macrumors 6502

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    I will submit a bug report. Maybe they can implement a toggle before it is released.
     
  7. jaknudsen macrumors member

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    The same thing is happening with my Mac. Anyone found a solution?
     
  8. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Search for custom ringtones in the Yosemite forum, use the same procedure to insert a custom (silent) ringtone in your Facetime on the Mac.
     
  9. jaknudsen macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip. I've seen that solution, but that's really treating the symptom, not the problem. I've reported the bug to Apple, so hopefully it will be fixed in the near future. But thanks anyhow!
     
  10. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Of course it is but it can be done right now, causes no other issues and is reversible :)
     
  11. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    Just press the volume down key on your keyboard and it silences it.
     

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