How to turn off Continuity's call relay and stop your iPad and Mac from ringing

Continuity's call relay lets you answer a phone call from your iPhone on your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. It's great for when an important call comes in and your iPhone is out of reach. It's not so great when you have 3 or 4 iPads, iPods, and Macs around you when a call comes in and they all start to ring — and ring, and ring — all at once. Luckily, if you don't want an iPad or Mac to ring, you can easily turn call relay off. You just need to know where to look...

How to turn off Continuity call relay on your iPad or iPod touch

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap on FaceTime.
  3. Turn Off the option for iPhone Cellular Calls.

How to turn off Continuity call relay on your Mac

  1. Double-click on the FaceTime icon in your Mac's dock. (If you don't see it there, just hit CMD-Space and use Spotlight Search to find it instead.)
  2. Click on FaceTime in the menu bar.
  3. Click on Preferences...
  4. Uncheck the box labeled iPhone Cellular Calls.

More help with Continuity

Continuity, built into iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite can also relay SMS/MMS to your iPad or Mac, let you connect via Instant Hotspot, AirDrop between all your Apple devices, and handoff activities as you move from one to the other. Here's how it all works: