When I receive an incoming cellular call on my iPhone 5 (iOS 8.3), it is propagated to all my other devices (including a wifi only iPad) connected to the same wifi network.

I guess that's an activated by default functionality, can it be deactivated ?


To disable on specific iDevices, go to Settings > FaceTime > iPhone Cellular Calls & switch off.

On a Mac, launch Facetime, then Preferences > iPhone Cellular Calls - uncheck.

  • So does it mean I can only stop the call propagation from the "slave" devices ? Is there a way to stop it directly from the device that received the cellular call ? – PEC May 28 '15 at 7:11
  • No. Each device is equally capable of receiving or not receiving the call, so each must be disabled individually. There is no 'master switch'. – Tetsujin May 28 '15 at 7:14
  • it's a bit annoying. A cellular number is strongly linked to an iPhone and is a private thing. So why another user sharing the same iTunes account can decide without your consent to also receive your phone calls on his own device ? – PEC May 28 '15 at 7:22
  • Golden rule - one user per account. End of problem. Accounts were never designed to be used by more than one person. If you want to share information/apps/music etc, use Family Sharing. – Tetsujin May 28 '15 at 7:27
  • Yes :-), family sharing just arrives on the market. Previously (iOS < 8) there was no other simple way to share contents with your family. – PEC May 28 '15 at 7:42

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