Wife's phone rings with my calls and vice versa

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by markel253, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. markel253 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2008
    I noticed today that when my wife gets a call on her iPhone 5S running iOS 8 it also rings on my iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8. It also happens in the other direction - when I get a call it rings on her phone as well.

    Checking settings I see that both phones have Handoff turned off. I don't believe that either has family sharing set up ... when I check in settings I see a line which says, "Set Up Family Sharing" ... it's the same on both phones.

    Is there any way to turn off whatever is causing this?
  2. BaldiMac macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    If you are both signed into the same iCloud account, the best solution would be to use separate iCloud accounts. If you are not, then it would have to be a wireless provider issue.
  3. markel253 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2008
    We do share an Apple ID and we share our calendar appointments so not sure that giving her a separate ID would be practical.
  4. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    Go to Settings > Facetime and turn off the switch next to iPhone cellular calls.

    Edit: Do this on both devices.
  5. sometimesido macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2014
    Sounds like you need seperate Apple ID and then set up family sharing for calendar appointments, or share a calendar.

    This is what I do with my wife and me.
  6. halfnhalf03 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2014
    It is practical. The intended way to do this is simply have separate apple ids and then just share your calendar with her.
  7. markel253 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2008
    Looks like that did the trick!

  8. BaldiMac macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    You can still share almost all of the content on your iOS devices even if you have separate iCloud accounts.
  9. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Just use family sharing to resolve your issue and make her a new apple id.
  10. 1968 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2014
  11. skyking517 macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    Just read it was resolved, and my post did not matter:)

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