How to Transfer Call from Apple Watch to iPhone

An Apple Watch is a smartwatch that can answer calls! Learn how to receive calls on Apple Watch Series 7 and older and transfer them to your iPhone.

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People often ask, "Can I make phone calls on Apple Watch?" You can, but can you transfer those calls to iPhone? Apple Watch phone calls can be convenient, but they aren't private without earbuds. Learn how to transfer calls from Apple Watch to iPhone.

Related: How to Use the New Apple Watch Keyboard (2022)

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Apple Watch calls are convenient but not necessarily private. Transferring a call to your iPhone can get you off speakerphone.
  • Save your Apple Watch's battery by transferring long, battery-draining calls to your iPhone.

How to Switch Phone Call from Apple Watch to iPhone

  1. Answer the call by tapping the green phone button on your watch face.

    Answer the call - transfer call from watch to iphone
  2. On your iPhone, tap the green icon in the upper-left corner.

    On your iPhone - how to transfer calls from apple watch to iphone
  3. The call will now automatically transfer from your Apple Watch to the iPhone.

    The call will automatically transfer - call apple watch from iphone

The transfer is almost instantaneous, so be prepared to listen on your iPhone immediately! You can also transfer a call from your iPhone to your Apple Watch.

Now you know how to transfer calls on Apple Watch Series 7 or older models. If you have other questions, such as "can you answer calls on Apple Watch without phones," read this. Knowing how to transfer Apple Watch calls makes you one step closer to mastering your watch! Don't forget to sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter for more tips like this.
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Olena Kagui

Olena Kagui is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life who lives in Hawaii. With a BA in International Relations from Anglo American University, Olena traveled the world. She has lived in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, China, and the USA. Olena won an excellence award for a controversial article, got a grant to blog from a war-zone, and published a short fictional story. She hopes to publish a full-length novel and continue writing up a storm on her blog The Travel Bug Bite! When she’s not typing or flying, she is loving on animals, crafting bizarre creations, and devouring all-you-can-eat sushi.