How to Connect Phone Number to Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Do you want to connect your phone number to your Mac for easy communication and synchronization? Look no further!

In this comprehensive tutorial, we will guide you through the process step by step. Let’s get started!

Connecting Phone Number to Mac: A Step-by-Step Guide

Connecting your phone number to your Mac can bring a whole new level of convenience to your daily workflow. Whether you want to make and receive calls, send and receive SMS messages, or access your contacts seamlessly, integrating your phone with your Mac is the way to go.


Before we dive into the steps, let’s ensure that you have everything you need:

  • An iPhone running iOS 8 or later: Your iPhone should be updated to at least iOS 8 for compatibility with macOS.
  • A Mac running macOS Yosemite (10.10) or later: Make sure you have a compatible version of macOS installed on your Mac.
  • A Lightning cable: You will need a Lightning cable to connect your iPhone to your Mac.
  • An Apple ID: Ensure that you have an active Apple ID signed in on both devices.


Step 1: Connect Your iPhone to Your Mac

The first step is to physically connect your iPhone to your Mac using the Lightning cable. Once connected, unlock your iPhone and tap “Trust” when prompted on both devices.

Step 2: Enable Phone Calls on Your Mac

To enable phone calls on your Mac, follow these simple steps:

  1. On Your iPhone:
    • Open the “Settings” app.
    • Select “Phone”.
    • Tap “Calls on Other Devices”.
    • Toggle the switch next to your Mac’s name to enable phone calls.
  2. On Your Mac:
    • Open the “FaceTime” app.
    • In the menu bar, click on “FaceTime”.
    • Select “Preferences”.
    • Ensure that your Apple ID is signed in and that the checkbox next to “Calls from iPhone” is checked.

    You have now successfully enabled phone calls on your Mac!

    Step 3: Sync Contacts with Your Mac

    To sync your contacts with your Mac, follow these steps:

    1. On Your iPhone:
      • Open the “Settings” app.
      • Select “Contacts”.
      • Tap “Accounts”.

      Note: Make sure you have added your desired account (e.g., iCloud, Google) where your contacts are stored.

      If using iCloud:

          Note: Ensure you are signed in with the same Apple ID on both devices.

        – Tap on “iCloud“.
        – Toggle “Contacts” to enable syncing.

      If using Google:

      – Tap on “Add Account“.
      – Select “Google” and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in.
      – Enable “Contacts” syncing.

    2. On Your Mac:
      • Open the “Contacts” app.
      • In the menu bar, click on “Contacts“.
      • Select “Preferences“.
      • In the “Accounts” tab, make sure your desired account is added and checked for syncing (e., iCloud, Google).

      Your contacts will now be synced between your iPhone and Mac!

      Step 4: Make and Receive Calls/SMS from Your Mac

      You are now ready to make and receive calls/SMS messages from your Mac! Here’s how:

      • To Make a Call:
      • – Open the “Contacts” app on your Mac. – Find the contact you want to call.

        – Click on their phone number. – A FaceTime Audio call will be initiated.

      • To Receive a Call:
      • – When someone calls your iPhone, a notification will appear on your Mac.
        – Click “Accept” to answer the call.

      • To Send an SMS Message:
      • – Open the “Messages” app on your Mac. – Click on the compose button (the square with a pencil icon).

        – Enter the recipient’s name or phone number in the “To” field. – Type your message and press “Enter” to send.

        Note: Phone calls and SMS messages made/received from your Mac will use your iPhone’s cellular connection.


        By following these steps, you have successfully connected your phone number to your Mac. You can now enjoy the convenience of making and receiving calls, sending and receiving SMS messages, and accessing your contacts seamlessly across both devices. Stay connected effortlessly with your Mac!

        Remember, always keep your devices updated for the best compatibility and functionality. Happy communicating!

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