The iPad is a very versatile device you can connect to your iPhone to do all the work efficiently. Having all your Apple devices connected has its benefits and is a great feature. But receiving calls on all the devices at once? Not so much.
The feature of Continuity in Apple is extremely useful. This feature enables you to connect all your devices so you can work, message, or call from anywhere without any hassle. But the sudden turning of your house into a full digital orchestra when all devices start ringing together whenever you get a phone call is not so tempting.
You can switch off the calls on the iPad from the Settings menu and using the Do Not Disturb mode.
You can keep all the devices synced but still stop calls on the iPad for good with some straightforward steps. This one master key will change your life for sure.
Method #1: Use the “Calls on Other Devices” Option
Receiving calls on iPad and iPhone at the same time can be annoying. Hence, here’s the first method to stop calls on your iPad. With the help of one master key, you can turn off and stop receiving calls on your iPad. Also, you can reroute it to all your devices if you want to in the future.
To stop receiving calls on your iPad, follow these steps.
- Launch the Settings app on your iPad.
- Select “Phone”; you will see different options related to calls.
- Click “Calls on Other Devices” in the “Calls” section.
- Turn off the toggle for “Allow Calls on Other Devices”.
And voilà! No more calls on your iPad when your iPhone rings. You will also get no notification if someone calls on your iPhone.
The great thing about this is you can always reverse it and turn on the feature once again if you want. These settings aren’t permanent.
Method #2: Enable the Do Not Disturb Mode
Switching off the calls on other devices isn’t the only method to disable calls on your iPad. One more option available to stop getting calls on your iPad is the Do Not Disturb mode. This method is very convenient, and you can easily enable it from your home screen.
Follow the steps below to find out how you can enable this mode.
- Unlock your iPad and open the home screen.
- Swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You’ll see a set of different controls related to connectivity, music, volume, display, camera, and so on.
- Tap the half moon/crescent icon. The icon location varies; commonly, it is the fourth icon beside the Brightness bar.
When the icon turns white, the Do Not Disturb mode is activated.
Finally, you’ve configured your iPad and stopped the calls. If you want to reverse it, you can tap it again to turn grey, which shows that the option is disabled. If you do not see any moon icon, you can customize and add it by going to “Customize the Control Center” on your devices.
Both methods are reversible. That is, you can always go back and change your settings and continue using this feature. This way, you’ll be able to receive calls on your iPad.
This step-by-step method will help you stop calls on your iPad. We’ve looked at some easy ways to do it, among which the easiest is to switch on the Do Not Disturb mode.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can disable phone calls by following the two methods discussed in this article. You can either switch on the Do Not Disturb mode or switch off the calls on your iPad.
For texts, you can turn off the iMessage feature. For this method, go to Settings > “Messages” > “Turn off iMessage”.