Why Is My Mac Ringing?

If you have a relatively new Mac running OS X Yosemite (OS X version 10.10) and an iPhone running iOS 8 you may have noticed that your Mac rings when you receive a call on your iPhone and the two devices are close to each other. This feature is part of Continuity, which is a collection of features that integrate your Mac and iPhone. You can read more about¬†all of Continuity’s features (and how to turn them off) in this article. While it sounds handy, a number of clients don’t like it and have asked me to help them turn it off.¬†Here’s how:

  • On your Mac go to the Applications folder and open FaceTime.
  • Click on the FaceTime menu and select Preferences.
  • Remove the checkmark next to iPhone Cellular Calls.
  • Click the red dot to close the Preferences window.
  • Quit FaceTime.


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