Using Call & Message Continuity

Last modified : Jun 14. 2019

The Galaxy Tab S5e’s cross-device communication ecosystem allows you to receive phone calls and send messages on your tablet. There’s no distance restriction, as long as your devices are logged in to the same Samsung account. You will never miss a call and reply to messages, even when your phone’s not around.

Please Note: Currently the Call & Message Continuity feature is only available for the Australian Wi-Fi variants Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S4 (SM-T830 - operating on Android Version 9.0 Pie & One UI 1.1) and Australian variant Galaxy A70, S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G.

Enabling Call & Message Continuity

1 Ensure you have successfully signed into the same Samsung Account on your Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Tab S5e

Haven't created a Samsung Account or need help setting one up? Check out our page How do I create a Samsung account? for step-by-step instructions.

2 On your Galaxy S10, head to your Settings > Connections > Toggle on Call & Message Continuity

If this option isn't available on your Australian open variant Galaxy S10, ensure you are running on the latest software version.Check for Software updates on Samsung Phones to learn how to check for updates on your Galaxy S10.

select call and message continuity
3 Tap on the Agree button to proceed to the next step. If you would like to read the T&C's and Privacy Policy, simply tap on the links above the Agree button.
tap agree or click links to read T&C's or Privacy policy
4 Once you have completed the setup on your Main device, follow the above steps to link your Galaxy Tab S5e.

Please ensure that your Tab S5e is connected to an internet connection and the same Samsung Account to successfully setup this service.
5 When the setup is complete on your Galaxy Tab S5e, you should be able to view the Main device - Your main device should be your Galaxy S10.
viewing connected main device from tab s5e

When viewing from your Galaxy S10, you are also able to disable / enable devices from being able to answer calls and texts by simply turning the switch off beside the selected registered device.

viewing connected devices from main device - s10
6 You are also able to share connections over Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and mobile networks. This means that you will be able to send texts and answer calls from your Tab S5e if your S10 is connected to either networks.

Simply tap on your main device and select either Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and mobile networks and touch Apply to save changes.
tap main device - Galaxy S10
select preferred share connection over then tap apply to save changes

Answering CallsClick to Expand
1 When a call comes through, you will receive notifications from both your Galaxy S10 and Tab S5e. To answer a call from either devices, simply tap on the Answer icon.

Galaxy S10:

answering calls from s10

Galaxy Tab S5e:

answering call from tab s5e
2 If you decide you no longer want to continue the call from your Tab S5e and want to switch to your Galaxy S10 or vice versa, you are able to pull the call without any intruptions.

Simply head to the call on the device you would like to continue the conversation on and tap Pull.
Pulling calls
answering calls from s10
Sending and Replying to Text MessagesClick to Expand

Please Note: Previous conversations from your Galaxy S10 will not be populated to your Tab S5e.

1 If you would like to start a new conversation or reply to a text message from your Galaxy Tab S5e, simply head into the Message app
tap on message app from tab s5e
2 Select the unread conversation or tap on the new message button to create a new conversation.
unread message or create new message

If you are creating a new conversation on your Galaxy Tab S5e and your contact list is synced to your Google Account or your Galaxy S10's internal memory, you will need to either export your contacts to your Samsung Account or sign into your Google account on your Tab S5e to access your contacts list. 

3 Once the text message has been sent from your Tab S5e, this conversation trail will also populate on your Galaxy S10.
viewing text message from tab s5e and s10
4 Alternatively, when an incoming text message comes through, you will be notified on both devices. Choose either the Tab S5e or S10 to reply and the conversation should populate on both devices.

Please note, there may be a delay in syncing texts messages depending on the network connection.
viewing text message from tab s5e and s10

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