Call answered on another device? Here’s why

Last Updated on September 13, 2022 by Kennedy

Asking why your call is being answered on another device? I got you covered in this article as I will be explaining why your calls are answered on another device probably a phone, tablet, or maybe on a smartwatch.

This leads us to the question of the day;

Why is my call answered on another device?

A call is answered on another device simply because your phone is linked to another device like the iPad, android tablet, smartwatch, or computer.

If you found out that your call is being answered on another phone or device, it is because your number has been forwarded or your phone is linked to another device. You have to put that to a stop if you’re not aware of it.

For the question, we have here on why a call is answered on another device, I will explain it based on iPhone and the android phone.

Let’s proceed to that.

Why is call answered on another device?

A call is answered on another device simply because your phone, phone number, or apple id is linked to another device. If you have your phone number forwarded to another phone number, you won’t be able to receive incoming on your cellphone.

Also, if you have your android phone connected to another device, you’re bound to receive calls on that very device. If you have your apple id linked to another apple device, you will receive calls on that very apple device.


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Why is call answered on another device iPhone?

A call is answered on another device iPhone because your apple id is connected with multiple apple devices like the iPad, mac, or apple watch.

On iPhone, if an incoming call is received on another device it will indicate on the call log that your call have being answered on another device. If you’re aware of it then there is nothing to worry but it is very wrong if you’re not aware of it.

This means that your apple id and password have been compromised.

Someone is using your apple ID.

Using your apple id means the person is using it on an iPad, mac, or apple watch.

Please if you’re not the one that connected your apple id to another apple product, kindly change the password of your apple id. Someone very close to you has gotten hold of your apple id and password and you need to make changes to your apple id.

Another reason why calls are answered on another device is when your calls are forwarded to another phone number. Now, what you have to do is to check your iPhone to see if your phone number has been forwarded to another phone number.

To do so, open the setting app and scroll down to Phone.

call answered on another device

Tap to open and look at the options presented to you and you will see Call Forwarding option.

Tap on Call Forwarding and check if the option is enabled on your iPhone, if the answer is yes, then take a look at the number your incoming call is forwarded to, kindly remove the number and disable Call Forwarding on your iPhone.

So asking why iPhone calls are answered on other device is simply because your calls are forwarded to another phone number or probably your Apple ID is connected to another Apple device like iPad, Mac or the Apple watch.


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Call answered on another device android

On android, if your calls are answered on another device it because your calls are forwarded to another device, connected with other android devices or call & text on other devices is enabled on your android phone. 

There’s nothing to worry if you are the one that made these changes but if the answer is no, then you have to revert the settings.

First, you need to check if your phone number has been forwarded to another phone number or cellphone.

Open the Phone App on your android phone, tap on the hamburger menu option and select Settings.

Select Supplementary Services and right there you will see Call Forwarding.

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Take a look at the call forwarding options presented to you and make sure they are all turned off. Check to see if there’s a phone number right in any of the call forwarding options. If you happen to see one then it means someone forwarded your call to another phone number.

Calls from android phone can be answered on the smartwatch like Samsung phone to Samsung watch as long as they are paired together and within close range. 

Facetime answered on other device

FaceTime call answered on another device will occur if your Apple ID and password is connected to an ipad, Mac or the Apple watch.

FaceTime call cannot be answered on another iPhone unless you have removed your Apple ID and password from the iPhone. Now for this happen, it is because your apple id is not just connected to your iPhone but rather to an iPad, Mac or the Apple watch. 

Where the issue lies is when you are not aware of it. Seriously, when this occurs then you should know that someone is using your apple id or connected your apple id to any of ipad, Mac or apple watch.

Now this means that if you receive a facetime incoming call on your iPhone, it will also be received on the other person’s iPad or Mac.

So if you can’t remember having an iPad, Mac or the Apple watch and which you find out that your calls are answered on another device, please kindly change your Apple ID password. By doing so, the other person won’t be able to receive your incoming facetime calls unless the person gets hold of your new password.

How do I stop my calls from going to other devices?

To stop calls from going to other devices, you have to change your Apple ID password and make sure your calls are not forwarded.

This is so simple, once you don’t recognize or remembered having your phone paired with any watch or have your apple id and password connected to another device, kindly change your Apple ID password and it will fix the problem.

Once you change your Apple ID password, it will require the other device to sign using the new password. With this you have prevented your incoming calls from being received on another device.

Also check if your incoming calls are being forwarded to a particular phone number which you’re not aware of it.

Once you have your Apple ID password changed, you have practically solved the problem of call answered on another device on your iPhone.

Related Questions 

Why does my incoming call says answered on another device? 

Incoming calls says answered on another device because your phone is connected to another phone or your Apple ID is linked to another Apple device. 

So if you see iphone missed call says answered on another device, then you should know that your call was answered on any of ipad, Mac or the Apple watch. 

 

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