How to Make and Receive Phone Calls on Your iPad

How To
// May 14, 2015
How to Make and Receive Phone Calls on Your iPad

With the latest continuity feature that enables you to move between all your Apple devices seamlessly, you can now enjoy making and receiving phone calls on your iPad, iPhone, iPod or even Mac using the same Apple ID by using Wi-Fi network(just like using Skype). However, there are some requirement for continuity in order to make and receive phone calls on your iPad.

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls on Your iPad


  • First of all, make sure your iPad meets the minimum system requirements as well as the iOS version which is iOS8.
  • Make sure all your Apple devices, especially your iPhone and iPad are connected with the same Wi-Fi and using the same Apple ID for iCloud or FaceTime. You can go to the settings and tap on iCloud to double check this.
  • For FaceTime, go back to the settings and ensure that both your iPhone and iPad are enabled with cellular calls and using the same Apple ID.
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  • Connect both your devices on the same Wi-Fi network and disable Wi-Fi calling if it is already enabled. For that, go to settings>Phone.
  • Once you open the contact list on your iPad, tap on any number that you want to call.


  • If you wish to dial a new number, then you can do so by opening the contact App on your iPad. This will show that you are using your iPhone for making the call.
  • For receiving the call, just simply slide to answer whenever a call is coming on your iPad.

Instant Hotspot:

By using the continuity features, it will allow your Apple devices(ipad/iPhone) to share a mobile Internet connection.


Interestingly, your iPhone on the other hand will have a green banner like notification to indicate that your iPhone is being used by another Apple device which is using the same Apple ID and Wi-Fi network. So, you can take over the call anytime on your iPhone as well if you face issues with your iPad suddenly.

Just in the same way, when you get a call on your iPhone it will appear on your iPad as well and you can take the call the same way you usually do.

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