Make calls and send messages from your Galaxy tablet
Don't you hate it when your phone starts ringing once you’re snuggled up and comfortable in bed? With the Call & text on other devices feature, you can make and receive calls on your tablet as long as it's signed into the same Samsung account as your phone. You can also send messages. However, the connected phone will need to have active service.
Note: Call & text on other devices currently does not work with Verizon and AT&T phones and may not be available on all models from other carriers.
Note: If your Call & text on other devices version is higher than 3.3.00 these features have changed. In order to make or receive calls, both the Tablet and Phone must be using the same WiFi network. You can send and receive messages whether or not both parties are on the same WiFi network.
The following Galaxy phones and tablets support Call & text on other devices.
A20, A50, A32 5G, A42 5G, A52 5G
Galaxy Fold, Z Flip, and Z Fold2
Note20 5G and Note20 Ultra 5G
Note10, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, and Note9
S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra
S20 FE, S20 5G, S20+ 5G, and S20 Ultra 5G
S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G, S9, and S9+
Tab A (2020), Tab S7, Tab S6, Tab S6 lite, Tab S5e, and Tab S4
Set up Call & text on other devices
To make calls and send messages on a device other than your phone, you'll need to add the same Samsung account to both the phone and the tablet. Next, on both the phone and the tablet, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings panel and tap Call & text on other devices. If the option is not available, it can be added to Quick Settings.
The connection will occur automatically. Now you can make and answer calls or send messages on your tablet.
Note: You can transfer all your messages from your phone to your tablet using Smart Switch.
Use your tablet during a call
It may seem like a high tech idea, but answering forwarded calls on your tablet is simple - it's basically like a big phone!
When you see an incoming call, simply swipe the green Answer icon to pick up the call. Additionally, you can swipe the red Hang up icon to decline the call, or swipe up from the bottom of the screen to send the caller a message or set a reminder to call them back.
If you would rather talk on your phone, tap Pull call on the phone itself. This will end the call on the tablet and open it up on the phone.
When you answer a call on your tablet, the call interface will look almost identical to the interface on your phone. There are just a few differences, but no worries, it's still very easy to use. Here is what you can do during a forwarded call on your tablet:
Add call: Tap this to add an additional call to the current phone call. This option is only available on LTE tablets.
Messages: Use this to send a text message to the caller. The Messages app will open up; enter and send a text message the way you normally would. To go back to the call, tap the green bar at the top of the screen.
Bluetooth: Enable or disable the tablet's Bluetooth function. This is handy if you want to connect a Bluetooth headset or another audio device to the tablet during a call.
Hold call/Resume call: Tap this to place the phone call on hold or resume the call when you are ready to talk again.
Mute: Temporarily turn off your microphone so the other party won't be able to hear you.
Keypad: Enter a number in the keypad for when you're using an automated phone service or trying to enter a conference call.
Change the settings for Call & text on other devices
After you turn on Call & text on other devices, you can adjust the available settings, such as choosing how calls and messages will be synced. Your phone is considered the main device; it's where you'll find the settings for Call & text on other devices. From Settings, search for and select Call & text on other devices.
From here, you can change the settings for Call & text on other devices:
Touch and hold the main device to select the network type that calls and messages will sync over. You can choose from Wi-Fi and mobile networks or Wi-Fi only.
Under Registered devices, tap the switch next to the desired device to choose which registered devices sync your messages and calls.
Touch and hold a registered device, and then tap Remove to unregister the device from Call & text on other devices.
Find software version
Open Settings and then tap Apps.
Scroll down and tap Call & text on other devices.
Scroll all the way to the bottom to see the current version of Call & text on other devices.
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