Since the release of iOS 8.1, you have been able to make and accept calls from your iPad when your iPhone is nearby. You’ll need your iPhone nearby, but this feature lets you stay on one machine and keep doing it no matter what comes up.
Call relay lets you answer and place calls from your iPhone using your iPad or Mac. It means that if your iPhone is in your pocket or bag, across the room or in another room entirely, you no longer have to worry about getting to it just to take or make a call. Instead, as long as you’re logged into the same Apple ID (iCloud account) and on the same Wi-Fi network, you can take or make those calls right from your iPad or Mac. It uses the same phone number, carrier, and plan as your iPhone, so the person on the other end won’t know the difference. Call relay also provides all the features you’re used to from your iPhone as well, including the caller’s number, contact picture, and more. That makes it not only convenient, but easy to use!
To set up and use call relay to make and answer phone calls on your iPad from your iPhone, both devices will need to meet the following requirements:
- They should be running iOS 8.1 or later.
- Connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Logged into the same iCloud account (Apple ID).
So to enable call relay on your iPhone and iPad you need to open settings on your iPhone> then Tap Phone> then Tap Calls on Other Devices.
Now flip the switch on next to Allow Calls on Other Devices and flip the switch on next to the iPad in question.
Next, you’ll need to move to the iPad that you want to use call relay on. Now open Settings on your iPad then Tap FaceTime and Flip the switch on next to Calls from iPhone.
Once you’ve set it up, whenever a call comes in you can press the Answer button to pick up and conduct the call entirely on your iPad.
To place a call on your iPad with call relay and the Contacts app
You need to open Contacts on your iPad then Tap on the contact you want to call then Tap the call button to call them through your iPad.
To place a call on your iPad with call relay and Safari
You need to open Safari on your iPad. Next Tap the address bar.
Type in the name of the location you’d like to call.
Then tap the phone icon when the location comes up to start the call.
You place a call on your iPad with call relay and FaceTime
The FaceTime is the closest thing the iPad has to the Phone app on the iPhone, and it makes both audio and video calls.
You need to Open FaceTime on your iPad. Next Tap Audio if you’re not on the audio tab already. Tap the contact field.
Enter the name or number of the person you want to call.
Tap the phone button to start a call with them.
Now try your hands and see for yourself how the above steps work.