Took A Cellular Call On My iPad!

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by christurbo, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. christurbo macrumors regular

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    Just discovered this neat yet unadvertised feature of IOS8.

    My wife called me on my iPhone yet I was using the iPad - and it called!

    I took it on speaker and the voice quality was great.

    It wirelessly transits VOIP packets over WiFi to from the iPhone to the iPad if your on the same network.

    Great stuff :apple:
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It has been advertised by Apple. It has also been talked about at length on this forum.

    Yes, it is a very handy feature.
     
  3. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    This is not new... It's one of the most touted features.
     
  4. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    Pretty cool, isn't it...!?
    I think it's called continuity...
     
  5. christurbo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not new? Was it in IOS7 then?
     
  6. skallal macrumors member

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    I was also surprised. Got a call on my iPhone this morning, and my iPad also rang. So how do I disable it?
     
  7. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    It's new to iOS 8 but Apple has already announced it during the keynote a few months back. Not sure if it was mentioned again in the iPhone 6/6 Plus keynote but I'm sure Continuity was.
     
  8. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    He meant that awareness of it isn't new. It was one of the main new features announced months ago.

    It also works on Macs running Yosemite.
     
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  10. christurbo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fair enough. I watched the iPhone Keynote but did not watch the IOS Keynote.

    Still deserves a mention due to how useful it is.
     
  11. Padmini macrumors 6502a

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    Hardly unadvertised.

    I have a hard time remembering that not everyone follows every Apple announcement with my level of obsession. So when updates come out, certain features pleasantly surprise people.
     
  12. boast macrumors 65816

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    I had just seen it last night in Settings > FaceTime > iPhone Cellular Calls
     
  13. Julien macrumors G4

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    Also can be done on your Mac (with Yosemite).
     
  14. Mac Anderson macrumors newbie

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    I have a small issue. The wrong phone number is linked to my iPad. I have a work iPhone and personal iPhone and somehow the work number is sending calls to my iPad. Maybe because I updated the work phone first? Anyway, I cannot find out to change this! Anyone? :confused:
     
  15. andrewket macrumors regular

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    All three devices are using the same account? If yes, your iPad should ring if either phone is called.
     
  16. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    From my understanding, for it to work both devices have to have the same icloud account and be on the same wireless network

    Look under........ >settings->facetime

    There should be a list of all numbers and addresses linked to the devices icloud account. You can check what address you want it to answer and what address you want to show as a caller id number.
     
  17. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    I can't seem to get it to work with my retina iPad mini. Try dialing and it just fails to connect. I have the switch enabled on both devices.
     
  18. Mac Anderson macrumors newbie

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    All three are under the same iCloud account and all on the same home wifi network. Here is what I am looking at. You can see that the phone number under the iPhone Cellular Calls is not editable. Also, the work phone number is not checked to receive FaceTime calls on my iPad as well.
     

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  19. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a

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    If you liked that wait till they turn on SMS relay in the near future! Very Cool as well! :cool:
     

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