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Answering your phone on your tablet? Android.

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by slipd, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. slipd

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 26, 2004

    Posts: 4,136

    Location: Hampshire

    Hi guys,

    As above. The gf has no issues at all on Apple - and no, I won't be switching to Apple :) Are there any apps on Android for gaining this feature?

    I think she gets calls and texts, iphone to ipad.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 22,272

    Location: Surrey and London

    There is probably a better way. But I forward my calls to a dedicated skype number. So when someone calls me then my two phones, desktop, laptop and various tablets all ring. I answer whatever is closest.

    I have to pay for a Skype number though.
     
  3. David Flett

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2017

    Posts: 1,096

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    WhatsApp?
     
  4. bimmerboii

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 4, 2006

    Posts: 956

    Samsung has introduced continuity with S10 phones and the S5e tablet. This allows calls and texts to be forwarded to the tablet. Not sure if this is available with other phone/tablet combos
     
  5. slipd

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 26, 2004

    Posts: 4,136

    Location: Hampshire

    Hmm, there seem to be a few manufacturer specific apps floating around but nothing platform focused? I'd have thought there'd have been an out-an-out Android solution that would have brought everything together through your Google account.
     
  6. bimmerboii

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 4, 2006

    Posts: 956

    There are a couple of apps for sms sync & texting on tablets like mysms & mightytext. I don't think there's one for syncing calls though.

    Google should've had their own take by now but sadly they dont. Another annoying thing missing is the syncing of notifications. Clearing a notification from my phone should also clear the notification on my tablet and vice versa.
     
  7. TheOracle

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 10,892

    No, after all these years google hasn't even been able to make a decent texting app, so continuity between devices (especially their own tablet which runs a completely different OS) is an unfortunate but resounding.........no.

    This is where apple excels (in part, due to its closed nature).
     
  8. pcfarrar

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 6, 2016

    Posts: 916

    Apple is the best choice you can answer calls/texts on every Apple device including Watch/iPad/Homepod/Mac etc...
     
  9. Broken Hope

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 16, 2003

    Posts: 8,408

    Location: Nottingham

    If you're with EE your phone doesn't even need to be switched on and you can still receive calls on your other Apple devices.