[Ultimate Guide] How to Make Phone Call from iPad

Are you finding ways to make a phone call from iPad? Why not read this detailed post to achieve the process? And you can also get a useful tool to selectively back up your contacts on iPhone to avoid data loss.

Kathy by Kathy Updated October 13, 2023
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Can I make phone call from my iPad?

I need to know how can I make a phone call from my cellular iPad with a new SIM. Thanks!

- Question from Apple Community

Why need to make phone call from iPad?

Making iPhone phone calls from an iPad can be useful for several reasons.

enlightenedConvenience: If your iPhone is charging in another room, you can still make and receive calls on your iPad as long as it's connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.
enlightenedBigger Screen: The iPad's larger screen is more comfortable for tasks like reading contact information or viewing call details.
enlightenedBetter Audio: The iPad typically has better speakers and a microphone than the iPhone, which can lead to improved call quality, especially in noisy environments.

How to make phone calls from iPad for free

The continuity of Apple devices makes this function easy to accomplish. Now you can follow the instructions below to learn how finish the process from your iPhone and iPad.


To enable calling on your iPad (iPadOS 13 or newer versions required), you need to do these things first.

enlightened Set up FaceTime on both your iPhone and your iPad.
enlightened Make sure that both of your devices are signed in with the same Apple ID.

How to make phone call from iPad

You need to change the settings on your iPhone and iPad to make it.

Change the settings on iPhone

Step 1. Go to the Settings app > Choose Cellular > If your iPhone has Dual SIMs, select a line below SIMs. 

Step 2. Choose the Phone option within Settings > Click Calls on Other Devices, enable Allow Calls on Other Devices, and then you can select your iPad along with any other devices on which you’d like to make and receive calls.

change phone call settings on iphone

This action will let iPad and other iOS devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID to make and receive calls when they’re near your iPhone and connected to Wi-Fi.

Change the settings on iPad

Then you can go to Settings on your iPad > Choose FaceTime and turn on the FaceTime and Calls from iPhone options.

change phone call settings

That’s all about how to make phone call from iPad, if you need, you can keep on reading to learn how to selectively back up contacts on iPhone/iPad to avoid losing data.

Bonus: How to selectively back up iPhone/iPad contacts

When it comes to iPhone/iPad data backup on Windows PC, you may consider using iCloud or iTunes to finish the process. But iTunes only supports full backups of your iPhone and iPad, and iCloud's selective contact backup process is overly complicated. Then FoneTool can be your ideal choice in these situations.

blush Super-fast backup speed: FoneTool offers fast backup speeds that far surpass those of iTunes and iCloud. You can move thousands of contacts in seconds.
blush Full and selective backup: FoneTool allows you to fully back up iPad/iPhone like iTunes/iCloud, and you can also flexibly back up photos, videos, music, contacts and messages according to your needs.
blush No Apple ID limitation: You can easily restore your iPhone/iPad backup or transfer the data to another iOS device between two different Apple IDs. In contrast, iTunes and iCloud services are mostly based on the same Apple ID.
blush No size limitation: iCloud only provides 5GB of storage for free users, but FoneTool doesn't limit the size of data you can transfer. The size of files you can backup is only determined by the storage capacity of the target device (PC, external drive, etc.).
blush Wide compatibility: FoneTool works well with various iOS devices, including iPhone 4 to iPhone 15, iPad and iPod Touch, as well as the latest iOS 17. So you can easily transfer music from PC to iPod Touch when iPod can’t sync with iTunes.

So why not download and install FoneTool on your Windows PC to learn how to selectively back up contacts on iPhone/iPad? Its rich feature can help you manage the data easily!

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Step 1. Connect the iPhone/iPad to your computer via USB > You may need to tap Trust to let your computer access data on the device.

Step 2. Open FoneTool, and click Phone Backup > Selective Backup > Click Get Started.

selective backup

Step 3. Check the Contacts icon and uncheck the others > Preview and select the contacts you’d like to back up to computer > Click OK to confirm.

select contacts to back up

Tip: With this selective feature in FoneTool, you can selectively back up iPhone without photos.

Step 4. Then select a backup destination by clicking Backup Storage Path, and tap Start Backup to begin the task.

start to back up

Tip: If necessary, you can also use FoneTool to delete read-only contacts after the backup. (Data Eraser > Erase private data)


From this passage, you can know how to make phone call from iPad. After the process, you can receive iPhone calls from your iPad conveniently. If you need to a useful app to fully or selectively back up your iPhone/iPad data, the easy-to-use FoneTool can help you a lot.

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