Using iPad as phone, as phone sleeps with the fishes

Filthy31

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Jan 28, 2019
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Hi all,
When I first got my iPad, it would ring when my phone rang, and I could answer the call on it. I think I stopped it, but don't remember how. The iPad still receives messages though. So so Saturday, I dropped the iPhone x over the side of the boat while fishing. Does anyone know how to "divert" calls to the iPad until my new phone arrives?
Thanks in advance,
Phil
 

winmaciek

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Nov 20, 2014
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Generally, calls are redirected through wifi - your iPhone and iPad/Mac/Apple Watch have to be in the same network. Some US carriers supported so-called iCloud Wifi-Calling - you'd be able to take the call even if your iPhone wasn't in the same wifi network.
But generally I don't think you can divert calls to iPad without an operating iPhone.
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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Hi all,
When I first got my iPad, it would ring when my phone rang, and I could answer the call on it. I think I stopped it, but don't remember how. The iPad still receives messages though. So so Saturday, I dropped the iPhone x over the side of the boat while fishing. Does anyone know how to "divert" calls to the iPad until my new phone arrives?
Thanks in advance,
Phil
You need to have a functional phone for calls to be sent to other devices.
 

MacintoshDan

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Sep 24, 2013
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If you had Wifi Calling on other devices turned on I don't see why it wouldn't still ring the iPad. If you only had Calls on nearby devices turned on you are probably out of luck.
 

nieks

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Apr 7, 2016
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You can't. Calls are routed to your phone through the carrier, which uses the SIM in the phone. You need phone to rerout calls to an iPad.
No phone = no sim = no calls.

Didn't you realize this based on the word "phonecall"? You need a phone to make a call. :rolleyes: