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Without Disconnecting, You May Seamlessly Transfer A FaceTime Call To Your Iphone, Ipad, Or Mac

Utilizing the Apple ecosystem has many benefits, one of which is Continuity, which enables seamless file, media, and task transfers across all of your Apple devices. You can even utilise one device to assist with tasks on another, for as utilising your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac or your iPad as a second display. With the addition of FaceTime capabilities in Handoff, Continuity is now much better.

With handoff, you may start working on one device, like your iPhone, and then seamlessly transfer to a second nearby device, like your Mac, to carry off the job in a different setting. FaceTime has never been available before recently, although you could transfer Safari websites, emails in Mail, Maps displays, Calendar events, and many other third-party applications.

FaceTime calls may be transferred from one device to another using Handoff as long as you’re using the most recent versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. Your AirPods or other Bluetooth-enabled headphones with microphones will also migrate to the new gadget.

Assisted Hardware And Software

The following hardware and software enable FaceTime call handoff:

  • models of iPhone running iOS 16.0 or later
  • model iPads with iPadOS 16.1 or later
  • macOS Ventura-powered Mac PCs (13.0 or later)

Setting Up Your Devices

You must check that all of your devices are set up properly in order to utilise Handoff for FaceTime conversations. The devices you intend to utilise Handoff with, or at least all of them, must:

  • running the versions of software that are supported stated above.
  • use the same Apple ID to log into iCloud.
  • Activate Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • being a part of the exact same WiFi network
  • Be in close Bluetooth proximity to one another (approximately 33 feet)
  • Have Handoff activated (see instructions below)
  • Set up FaceTime with the same contact details (see instructions below)

Activating Handoff on Every Device

When Handoff is turned off, FaceTime calls cannot be transferred. Check that “Handoff” is turned on through to make sure it is enabled for your iPhone or iPad:

General > Settings > AirPlay & Handoff

Enabling Handoff on All Your Devices

Check that “Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices” is turned on via: to make sure it’s enabled for your Mac.


General System Settings > AirPlay & Handoff

Information for FaceTime

Facetime And The Same Contact Information

Your contact information for the call must be the same on your current device as it is on the device you are passing the call to, whether you have phoned someone using FaceTime or they have contacted you via FaceTime. You’ll be OK as long as FaceTime’s “You Can Be Reached By FaceTime At” settings are set to the same phone numbers and email addresses.

Go to: to check your FaceTime preferences on an iPhone or iPad.

FaceTime -> Settings FaceTime Can Be Used To Contact You At

Reached By FaceTime At

Go to: to see your FaceTime preferences on a Mac.

Settings -> General -> FaceTime FaceTime Can Be Used To Contact You At

check your FaceTime settings

Transferring A Facetime Call To A Different Device

It’s time to start using your settings and transfer a FaceTime call now that everything is set up properly. A FaceTime call may be transferred from:

  • iOS device to iPad or Mac
  • a Mac or iPhone and an iPad
  • iPhone or iPad to Mac

First Approach: Transfer The Facetime Call To Your Mac

Make sure your Mac is powered on, then choose from the “Move Call to This Mac” message in your Notification Center, or click the FaceTime icon in your menu bar and choose the “Switch” option that displays beneath (left image below) (middle screenshot below). FaceTime will start the call, but to transfer it, you must select the “Join” option (right image below).

transfer the call

Switch the FaceTime call to your iPhone or iPad using method number two

To transfer a FaceTime call to your iPhone or iPad, there are a few options. Use one of the methods below while making sure your iPhone or iPad is on.

First, choose the “Switch” button that comes after selecting the FaceTime symbol from the status bar or Dynamic Island (left screenshot below). FaceTime will start the call, but to transfer it to another device, you must hit the “Switch” option (right image below).

transfer the call over

A second option is to launch FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad, hit the FaceTime symbol on the call that is currently in progress, and then choose “Join from This iPhone” or “Join from This iPad” from the contextual menu (left screenshot below). FaceTime will start the call, but to transfer it to another device, you must hit the “Switch” option (right image below).

Third choice: Tap the “Move Call to This iPhone” or “Move Call to This iPad” notice from your lock screen, notification centre, or wherever that displays (middle screenshot below). FaceTime will start the call, but to transfer it to another device, you must hit the “Switch” option (right image below).

Move Call to This iPhone


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