How to Turn Off Phone Calls on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of being interrupted by phone calls while working on your Mac? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of turning off phone calls on your Mac. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy uninterrupted work sessions without any distractions.

Step 1: Open FaceTime

To begin, open the FaceTime application on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by using Spotlight search.

Step 2: Access Preferences

Once FaceTime is open, click on “FaceTime” in the menu bar at the top of your screen. From the drop-down menu, select “Preferences”.

Step 3: Disable iPhone Cellular Calls

In the Preferences window, navigate to the “Settings” tab. Here, you will find an option labeled “iPhone Cellular Calls”. Uncheck this option to disable phone call forwarding from your iPhone to your Mac.

Step 4: Sync FaceTime Contacts

If you have contacts stored in your iPhone’s FaceTime app that are not synced with your Mac, you may still receive phone calls from them on your Mac. To prevent this, go back to the main FaceTime window and click on “FaceTime” in the menu bar.

From the drop-down menu, select “Preferences”. In the Preferences window, navigate to the “Settings” tab and uncheck “Calls From iPhone”. This will ensure that only contacts stored on your Mac can initiate a call.


If you don’t use FaceTime at all and want to completely turn off all incoming calls on your Mac, simply uncheck both “iPhone Cellular Calls” and “Calls From iPhone” options under Preferences.

Step 5: Test the Settings

Now that you have disabled phone calls on your Mac, it’s time to test the settings. Ask a friend or family member to call you from their iPhone while you are actively working on your Mac. If everything is set up correctly, you should no longer receive phone calls on your Mac.


Congratulations! You have successfully turned off phone calls on your Mac.

By following these steps, you can now work without any interruptions from incoming calls. Remember, if you ever want to re-enable phone call forwarding or sync FaceTime contacts again, simply follow the same steps and check the appropriate options in the Preferences window of FaceTime.

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