Ways To Disable Phone Calls On Mac

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One of the major parts of Continuity that integrate Apple’s Mac and iOS devices is phone calls. This means that if you are signed in on your MacBook with the same iCloud account as your iPhone when nearby and are connected to the same Wi-Fi then you will receive the call notification on Mac. You can even receive the call and speak from your Mac itself if that’s convenient for you. If you find the call notifications on Mac intrusive then this guide can help you out. Read on to learn how to disable phone calls on Mac.

Disable Phone Calls On Mac

There are two ways to stop your iPhone calls from ringing on Mac. You can do so either with iPhone or Mac. Here’s how.

Option 1: From iPhone

The screenshots are from iPhone 6 on iOS 11.

  • Open Settings.
  • Tap on Phone.

Disable Phone calls on Mac

  • Next, select Calls on Other Devices.
  • Toggle the switch for your Macbook to OFF. To disable calls on all devices toggle the switch for Allow Calls on Other Devices to OFF.

Option 2: From MacBook

The screenshots are from MacBook Air on macOS Sierra version 10.12.5.

  • Open FaceTime app from the Dock.
  • You should see FaceTime option next to the Apple icon in menu bar. Click on it and select Preferences…
  • In the Preferences window, uncheck Calls From iPhone option.

Stop iPhone calls on Mac

Using any one of the options will turn off phone calls on MacBook. You can choose the one which is convenient for you.

Even though phone call sync on Mac and iPhone is a great feature to stay on top of your calls without reaching out to your iPhone but it can prove to be distracting for many users. For the same reason, Apple happily gives users options to disable phone calls on Mac. Personally, I keep the option turned on. What about you? Drop a comment and let me know.

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