How to Transfer a Call from Your Apple Watch to Your iPhone

How to Transfer a Call from Your Apple Watch to Your iPhone

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I love that I can receive calls on my Apple Watch. If I’m out and about, my iPhone is in my backpack. But I never miss a call because my watch lets me know one is coming in. However talking to your wrist, especially in public, isn't ideal. No problem! Here's two different ways you can transfer a call from your Apple Watch to your iPhone. 

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Option 1:

When a call comes in on your Apple Watch:

  • Answer the call by tapping the green button.

  • Then, once you’ve located your iPhone, you’ll see a green bar at the top alerting you to the call. Tap it to hand off the call to your iPhone.

  • The call will now automatically transfer from your watch to the phone.

Option 2:

When a call comes in on your Apple Watch:

  • Swipe up from the incoming call screen.

  • Tap Answer on iPhone.

  • That will place the call on hold on your iPhone.

  • Once you grab your phone, tap the green button to take the call off hold and start the conversation.
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