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How to disable phone calls on your iPad

Where to find that pesky setting to make your iPad stop ringing when someone calls your iPhone.

Matt Elliott Contributor
Matt Elliott, a technology writer for more than a decade, is a PC tester and Mac user based in New Hampshire.
Matt Elliott
You can stop your iPad from answering phone calls. Matt Elliott/CNET

Apple introduced the Continuity feature with OS X Yosemite that lets you field phone calls and text messages from your iOS devices and Mac. I enjoy being able to respond to texts from my MacBook Pro and iPad when my iPhone is charging, but I'm less sold on sharing phone calls between all three devices. I don't like the cacophony of ringtones when all three devices are nearby, and I find that even when it's charging, my iPhone is never too far away that I can't grab it to take a call.

In his post about using Continuity to make and take calls, Jason Cipriani explains how to set up the feature and how to disable it on your Mac. I have followed my colleague's directions so my Mac doesn't ring anymore when I get a call, but I also want to disable the feature on my iPad. If you would like to stop your iPad from ringing when someone calls your iPhone, it's easy. Here's how:

Go to Settings > FaceTime and tap the toggle switch to turn it off for Calls from iPhone.

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For more iOS tips, please see CNET How To's complete guide to iOS 9.