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Question: phone call from Yosemite does not work

Calling from Yosemite does not work at all. It attempts a call using iPhone but then it say "Call failed" / "Try Again" Anyone has a cure?


EDIT: Yes I am on WiFi. Both the phone and the computer are on the same WiFi. iPhone is running iOS8...

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MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) OS X 10.10 (build 14A389)

iPhone 5s iOS 8.0.2 (build 12A405)


Here is how I got it to work:

1) Make sure that your iPhone and Mac are on the same subnet (could be on WiFi and ethernet as long as they are on the same subnet)

2) On the iPhone go to Settings / iCloud and make sure you are signed in with same Apple ID to iCloud as on your Mac

3) On your Mac go to Apple / System Preferences / iCloud and make sure you are signed in with the same Apple ID as on iPhone

4) On the iPhone go to Settings / FaceTime and enable "iPhone Cellular Calls". On that same screen make sure you are using same Apple ID as in step 2 and 3

5) Restart your iPhone

6) On your Mac go to Apple / System Preferences and double check that under "General" you have "Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices" checked


Make phone call from you Mac. Start iMessage on your Mac and finish it on iPhone, start email on your iPhone finish it on your Mac etc.

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Dec 3, 2014 12:50 AM in response to Chatlanian In response to Chatlanian

I've honestly say that I have tried every suggestion in this forum. From time reboot, to firewall connection, making sure that the same ID is all accounts. I don't hook up to ethernet so that can't be the problem. I have the latest OS available and the mid 2014 pro, as well as iPhone6 plus. Also my handoff from iPhone to Pro is working but not the other way around. Usually can figure things like this out but I'm stumped.

Dec 3, 2014 12:50 AM

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Dec 7, 2014 6:51 AM in response to Chatlanian In response to Chatlanian

Had the same issue with "Call failed" after trying to dial a number from mac and an odd error in console like

discoveryd[48]: Basic Network GetExtendedFlags ioctl failed Device not configured


But the cause was simple: I've actually been trying to make a call from mac mini which doesn't have a built-in mic. After plugging in an external mic everything worked just fine.

Dec 7, 2014 6:51 AM

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Dec 8, 2014 1:01 PM in response to Chatlanian In response to Chatlanian

I think I posted earlier but if you're on Verizon Fios try running the Broadband Tuner application. it's a dmg file that just automatically configures your wifi for optimum performance. I tried everything for hours and then finally ran that and it worked. I had ran it in the past but after the latest OS update I couldn't make calls. I guess I'll have to run it every time there's an OS update.


Here's a link


Broadband Tuner 1.0

Dec 8, 2014 1:01 PM

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