Continuity-How to turn off Call forwarding feature

Continuity-How to turn off Call forwarding feature

CONTINUITY, THE NEW feature in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, is intended to make your Apple devices work together better. One of its key features is to allow you to answer messages or receive calls on whatever Apple device is most convenient at the time, be it your iPhone, your iPad, or your Mac.

Sounds convenient, but this can become bothersome. For example, say you have Continuity enabled on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone. A call comes in. All three devices ring at once. Or almost at once: Usually the iPhone rings first, then the iPad and Mac start ringing five seconds later. And if you answer the call on your iPhone quickly, the other two devices will continue ringing for a few seconds because of that delay. If you’re like most people and you receive a decent amount of calls you may want to turn this feature off, here’s how: Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 3.13.58 PM

On your iPhone go to Settings > FaceTime, and then toggle iPhone Cellular Calls to off.(should now be gray instead of green) This will prevent your incoming calls from forwarding to your other devices. Continuity works by linking any hardware that you are logged in to using your Apple ID—the login/password you use to verify your iCloud and App Store accounts. So, any iOS device or any Mac that you have you have set up with the same Apple ID will be able to pick up calls from your iPhone. Switching this setting in FaceTime to “off” will break this connection for phone calls.