How to Receive Calls on Mac – Norton.com/setup

With Apple products, you can feel like you have stepped into future. The company is coming up with latest technology and creative ideas to make Apple devices better. If you have a Mac system, then you might feel that calling on phones and handsets is outdated because Apple allows the users to answer calls on Mac. A particular feature will help you to do that. Call Relay is a part of Apple features that enables the user to answer the phone calls on Mac.

Apple made calling very convenient with this unique ability to pick up the phone on Mac. The Call Relay uses everything similar to iPhone that the recipient cannot even differentiate. Before setting up the whole system, ensure that your devices are at least running on iOS 8.1 and MacOS X Yosemite software. If you have later versions of software in your devices, then still you can perform the setup and receive calls on Mac. You will need to log into your Apple ID, and the whole process requires the internet connection.

Here’s how to Receive Calls on Mac

Enable Call Relay on Mac

  1. Press Command + Space keys and type FaceTime.
  2. Now, open FaceTime and proceed to Preferences.
  3. In the Preferences box, click the Settings tab.
  4. There you will find the Calls from iPhone option.
  5. Click the check box next to the option.

Remember that you don’t require opening FaceTime in your iPhone or Mac system. So if you close the FaceTime in the device, it will keep running to work.

How to pick up Calls on Mac

Answering the call in Mac is very simple. While receiving a call, the Contact name will appear on the screen with options to either Accept or Decline.

  1. Click the Accept button when the contact name appears on the screen.
  2. If you are busy and cannot pick the phone, click the Decline button.
  3. You must notice a drop-down arrow just right next to Decline button.
  4. Click the drop-down arrow. Three options will appear mentioning the time to remind about the call.
  5. Select the time to remind in 5 minutes, 15 minutes or 1 Hour.

How to Make a Call from Mac

  1. Open FaceTime on your Mac.
  2. Now, type the name or contact number.
  3. Click the phone icon of the desired contact person.
  4. A Call using iPhone will appear, so click on the phone number.

Transfer a call from Mac to iPhone

Amazingly, you can continue your call on your iPhone from Mac by transferring the mid-call to the device.

  1. Pick up your iPhone and go to the home screen.
  2. You will see Touch to return to call at the top of the display.
  3. Tap on the audio icon and proceed to select iPhone.
  4. There you go. Continue your mid-call from Mac to iPhone.

Isn’t it more comfortable to continue the important phone call without disconnecting while switching between the Apple devices? Now that you have thoroughly understood the method to answer calls on Mac; you will not miss anything important simultaneously working on it.

Stephen Strange is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup

How to Recover Deleted or Lost Files and Photos from iPhone

It is easier to delete pictures on mobile phones than it is to capture them. At times, users delete cherished photographs or relevant files from their phones. In the haste to free up their phone’s memory, they end up removing important stuff. Losing your treasured memoirs forever is disastrous. However, time and again it happens that users make the terrible mistake of deleting important files or pictures. If you have accidentally deleted something and want to recover it, then do not fret. There are a couple of ways which will help you recover deleted or lost files and photos from your iPhone.

How to recover deleted pictures from iPhone?

If you have accidentally or purposely deleted an image from your iPhone’s gallery and want to get it back, then read on. The photos on an iPhone are kept in the Photos application. The Photos application in MacOS and iOS are quite similar. It comes with a month-long grace period which allows users to restore deleted media stored in the Photos application.

If you have deleted any pictures from your iOS device and wished to retrieve it, then go to the Photos app. Head to Albums located at the lower right-hand side of the app. Go below and find the Recently Deleted album. Select it from the list.

The media files which were removed permanently in the previous thirty days will be listed in the album. They will contain information about till when the user can recover them. If thirty days have not passed since you deleted the image or video, then you can reclaim it.

When you open the deleted image, you will see two options: Recover Photo and Cancel. Tap on the Recover Photo option, and the picture will get shifted to the iPhone gallery.

How to recover pictures and files from Backup?

You need to know that if you have turned on the feature, then whatever you delete from the iOS device, gets removed from the iCloud as well.

Therefore, if you are somebody who often needs to reclaim deleted files, then you should get Dropbox on your iPhone. Dropbox is a fantastic cloud storage application.

  1. Just create an account on Dropbox and install the application on your device.
  2. Launch the app and go to Settings.
  3. Select Camera Upload and enable it.
  4. Now, whenever you snap pictures, their copies will get moved to Dropbox.
  5. Go to Dropbox and tap on Photos tab.
  6. You will now be able to see all the pictures that have been uploaded lately.
  7. Any deleted picture will also be present in the Camera Uploads folder.
  8. Choose the picture and hit the Share button.
  9. Select Save Image from the list of options.

By using a cloud storage application, you can prepare yourself well in advance. IF you remove any important file from your iPhone, then you can reclaim it.

Mir Ariif  is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup