The iPhone Cellular calling feature on iOS, iPadOS allows you to make and receive calls, as well as write SMS messages from iPad. Despite its convenience and ease of setup, it is rarely used by users. The reason for this is most often the commonplace ignorance of people that such a function exists at all. In this guide, we fill in all the gaps and talk about how to make, receive, and write text messages from your iPad.

Can you Make Phone Calls on an iPad?

The iPhone Cellular calling feature enables users to make and receive calls, as well as send text messages from an iPad or Mac. In this case, the iPhone may even be in another room, its help after setting up and activating the function will not be needed.

What Setting Need to be Made iPad Calls?

Before you activate settings that allow you to receive cellular calls from iPhone to iPad and Mac, you need to make sure that:

  • All devices are signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID account;
  • All devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network;
  • All devices are signed into FaceTime with the same Apple ID account.

After that, you need to enable the function iPhone Cellular Calls:

  • On iPhone: in the Settings -> Phone;
How to Use iPad as a Phone?
  • Select Calls on Other Devices;
How to Use iPad as a Phone?
  • Allow Calls on Other Devices;
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  • On iPad: Allow Calls the next path Settings -> FaceTime -> “Calls from iPhone”.

Read more: How to Make a FaceTime Call

How to use the iPad as iPhone?

In order to make a call using the iPad, just need to do next steps:

  • Click on the phone number in the contact book, or any other application that automatically detects such data;
  • In order to call a specific number, you need to launch the FaceTime application, enter the phone number in the search field and click “Call”;
  • To accept a call on the iPad, you just need to move the slider in the incoming call window in the traditional way for iPhone.


Enabling this feature will allow you to both receive calls and make them from your Mac or iPad. If you want to leave the ability to make calls, but do not want to receive notifications about them, then the best option is to turn off the sound and FaceTime notifications in the settings of Mac and iPad.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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