If you have multiple Apple devices that all share the same Apple ID you may notice incoming phone calls ringing on these devices at the same time. This is common for the iPhone, iPad, & Mac that are running on iOS 8 and the newest OS X Yosemite. What this means is when you get a phone call to your iPhone, it will also ring on your iPad, Mac or any other iOS device that uses your Apple ID.
This feature can be great that makes many things easier, especially when your iPhone is across the room and you need to answer a call. But it’s also annoying when all of your devices are ringing at the same time.
To stop your iPhone calls from ringing on your other Apple devices when you get a call, there is a couple different ways to disable your iPhone from ringing on other devices. First you need to go to the “Settings” on your iPhone. Also, you can choose to go and select to disable the ringing feature on other Apple devices if want to just disable a single Apple devices.
Follow these steps:
- Go to the “Settings” app on your iPhone and select “FaceTime”.
- Change the position for “iPhone Cellular Calls” to “Off”.
- Go back to your home screen and the issue should be fixed.
After following these steps, the issues you have with multiple devices ringing at the same will be disabled. This puts an end to the multiple devices ringing feature when you get calls to your iPhone.
It’s important to know that when you turn the multiple calls feature off, you can’t make phone calls from your Mac or other iOS device. Apple explains this in the settings with the toggle switch, describing the feature as follows: “Use your iPhone cellular connection to make and receive calls on devices signed into your iCloud account when they are nearby and on Wi-Fi.”
You can also watch the YouTube video below to learn more about the Continuity feature: