How to Make Phone Calls On Mac

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If you are using Apple’s environment including iPhone, MacBook, Apple Watch and others, So it is exciting to know that you can make phone calls on Mac, Apple’s ecosystem integrates and connects a user’s Apple devices and allows user to use services independent on a particular device like you can unlock Mac using an Apple Watch, and many others.


So here in this guide, we will discuss a few methods by using them you can make phone calls on Mac. However, the device you are using is Mac but your phone number will be used to make the phone call and the recipient will never know that you are calling through Mac instead of iPhone.

How to Make Phone Calls On Mac

Make Phone Calls On Mac

Before You Start

Before you start make phone calls on Mac, know the requirements and setup to successfully accomplish a phone call using your Mac.


If you want to make phone calls on Mac, so ensure that you are fulfilling the following requirements.

  • Your iPhone should be running on the latest version of iOS or at least iOS8.
  • You should be logged into iCloud and Face Time from iPhone and Mac too using the same Apple ID.
  • Phone Carrier should support the Wi-Fi calling feature.
  • Both devices should be connected to the Internet or the same Wi-Fi network.

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Setup Your iPhone to Make Phone Calls on Mac

  • Open the Settings of your iPhone.
  • Go to Phone.
  • Depending on your Carrier, select one from the following
    • If you see Wi-Fi Calling, tap it, then turn on Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone.
      After turning the Wi-Fi Calling on, you may find an Add Wi-Fi Calling for Other Devices button, turn it on.
    • If you see Calls on Other Devices, tap it, then turn it on.
      This will allow you to call using other devices on the same Wi-FI Network.
[Note– In older version of iPhone like iOS 8 the feature will be under FaceTime Settings, named as iPhone Cellular Calls.]

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Setup Mac to Make Phone Calls on Mac

Once the WiFi calling is enabled from your iPhone, from the next when you launch FaceTime feature on your Mac you will need to turn on Calls from iPhone if you are unable to find this option, do the following:

  • Open FaceTime on macOS.
  • Go to Preferences.
  • Go to settings.
  • Turn on Calls from iPhone.

If both devices are on different Wi-Fi networks then you may find an option saying Upgrade to Wi-Fi Calling option, you can follow on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

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Make Phone Calls on Mac

  • Open the FaceTime app on your desktop.
  • At the top-left corner, there is an option of FaceTime Window.
  • Enter the contact name saved on your iPhone or enter a number.
  • Click on the Audio button.
  • Moreover, you can use FaceTime apps history to make phone calls on Mac.

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Make Phone Calls on Mac Using Apple Assistant

If you don’t want to use the FaceTime app, you can make phone calls on Mac using Siri, to know how? follow the steps.

  • Enable Siri on your device (Mac).
  • Then speak up the contact name or the number to whom you wish to make a call.
  • Now you will find a caller pop-up window in the top-left corner of the desktop.

From here, you can either switch to the FaceTime video, mute the call or cut the call.

Answer a Call Using Mac

If you are wanting to answer a call using your desktop. A notification will appear on your Mac when someone calls on your iPhone. From the notification, you can receive and answer the call, send a voicemail, or send a message to the caller.


The Bottom Line

Here we have discussed two methods, you can also use Safari, Maps, Mail, Calendar, and reminder apps to make phone calls on Mac. It can be done by simply clicking on the contact’s email or phone number.

I hope you found the content helpful, and if you have any suggestions so let us know in the comment section. Moreover, if you are facing any issue with any of your Apple devices you can search your problem at Apple Support and can file a bug.

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