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How to turn the ringer off on a Macbook?

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The MacBook is well-known for its stylish design and impressive capabilities, making it a favoured option for both personal and professional use. Even though its default settings are generally easy to use, there are instances when users might want to mute the ringer temporarily, especially in places where noise could be bothersome or inappropriate.

In this article, we have discussed how to turn off the ringer on a Macbook, including via your iPhone.

Turn off the ringer on the Macbook

Unlike a cellphone, your computer gets phone calls through the FaceTime app, even if the person calling isn’t using video chat. FaceTime has this neat feature that lets you make audio-only calls online. So, if you want to stop your Mac from ringing when you get a call, turn off FaceTime notifications on your Mac. Here are the steps to do that:

Step 1: Click on the Apple logo at the top left corner of the screen, and then in the dropdown menu, click on the System Settings option.

Step 2: In the System Settings, click on the Notifications option in the sidebar and then click on the FaceTime app or any other app for which you would like to turn off the ringer.

Step 3: Turn the toggle off beside the Allow notifications option at the top.

Step 4: It will turn grey when disabled.

Also read: How to change your Macbook’s name?

Disable calls on Mac with iPhone

You can turn off the calls on other devices using your iPhone and turn it on whenever needed. To turn off calls on other devices, follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on Phone.
  • Tap on the Calls on Other Devices option.
  • Now, turn the toggle off beside the Allow Calls on Other Devices.

Also read: How To Stop Apps From Opening Automatically on Macbook?

Akash Singh

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