How to Make and Receive Phone Calls on your iPad or iPod Touch

Did you ever think of using your iPad to call someone just like you do on your iPhone? Here, I am going to guide you on how you can use an iPad as a phone to make and answer phone calls. Read on to know more!

When your iPhone is not around you, and you’re playing with your iPad or iPod Touch, it’s obvious that you may miss some important calls or messages popping up on your iPhone. To make sure that you don’t miss any of your important calls, I have found a way to sneak through to get those calls on iPad or iPod touch! Now this is something which you might have never heard of, isn’t it? So let’s see how to make and receive calls on your iPad or iPod Touch.

Before we start guiding you on this, ensure that these things are same on both iPhone and iPad: iOS 8.1 or later on both devices, iCloud with same Apple ID, FaceTime with same Apple ID, Wi-Fi turned on in both devices and same network on Wi-Fi. These are the five things you need to take care before you start pairing your iPhone and iPad to take or make calls.

How to Use Call Relay to Make and Answer Phone Calls on iPad and iPod Touch

The only reason you get your iPhone and iPad connected to make calls and receive calls is Continuity feature! This works with all Apple devices and connects each device for multi-purpose tasking.

The call relay feature in Continuity makes it possible to take and make calls on your iPad. So let’s see how you can do it.

To start with, you need to make some changes on your iPhone first and then on your iPad. Here you go!

How to Enable Call Relay on iPhone

Step #1. Launch Settings app and tap on the Phone option.

Open Settings and Tap on Phone on iPhone

Step #2. Now tap on Calls on Other Devices.

Tap on Calls on Other Devices in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Next, Turn On the switch next to Allow Calls on Other Devices, then toggle the iPad switch to ON once you see your iPad in that list.

Enable Call Relay on iPhone

So this is how simple it is to enable call relay option on your iPhone. Now let’s see how you can do it on your iPad as well.

How to Enable Call Relay on iPad

There isn’t much difference in the above method and this following method. Read on to know how to enable call relay on iPad.

Step #1. Launch Settings app and tap on FaceTime option.

Step #2. Tap on Calls from iPhone and toggle it ON.

Tap on FaceTime and Turn ON Calls from iPhone on iPad

That’s it! It’s that easy to tweak the settings to receive and make calls from your iPad instead of using the iPhone. Now that you have done all the required changes via settings app let’s have a look at how to make calls from iPad.

How to Make a Call on iPad Using Contacts App

Step #1. Open Contacts app and tap on the contact you want to call from your iPad.

Step #2. Tap on Call button and you’re all good to place a call from your iPad without using your iPhone.

Make a Call on iPad Using Contacts App

This is it! It’s as easy as you do it from your iPhone. There is no much difference in calling from both the devices.

How to Make a Call on iPad Using FaceTime

Step #1. Open FaceTime app and tap on “+” from the top.

Step #2. Now enter the phone number, name or email address of the person you want to call. Select the contact if it appears or enters it manually.

Step #3. Now tap on the Audio button from the bottom of the screen to place a call from your iPad.

These are some simple hacks to place a call from your iPad instead of using your iPhone.

Final Words!

Let me know in the comment section if you face any difficulties to make or receive a call on your iPad or iPod Touch. Also, keep me posted if you find any other way to get this thing done!

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