In this article I will explain all you need to know on call answered on other device as it is quite common on iPhone.
So you happen to view your call log and what you saw right there is answered on other device, that really got you confused especially as you can’t seem to remember answering such call on your iPhone.
You don’t need to worry as I will explain that to you in this very article as it is our topic of the day.
What does answered on other device mean?
This means that your incoming call was received and answered on another device connected to your apple ID or paired with your phone.
This is very common on iPhone calls especially on facetime calls.
You shouldn’t worry about this if you can recall or remember answering the caller on your other apple ID device. However, you should worry if you can’t seem to remember answering a call from that very caller or the incoming call.
Now here’s a typical example of call answered on another device.
You have an iPhone, and an iPad, or an apple watch which are all connected to your apple ID or your iPhone.
In the case of Facetime Call, if you receive an incoming facetime call, the facetime call will show up on your iPhone, and as well as on your iPad.
Now, if the facetime call was answered on your iPad, it will display answered on other device on your iPhone call log.
In the case whereby it is not a facetime call but rather a cellular network call, if your apple watch is connected to your iPhone and which the incoming was received and answered on your apple watch, it will display answered on other device on your iPhone for that very call.
Below is a typical example of how it looks on an iPhone call log.
Where the problem lies
When you are not the one that answered the incoming call.
Someone who has access to your other device like your iPad or your apple watch must have answered the incoming call.
Now listen, as long as you see answered on other device on your iPhone, be it facetime call or a cellular call, it simply means that you or someone around you answered the call.
So it is left for you to ask questions it you truly know that you’re not the one that answered the call.
So this is what answered on other device mean on iPhone.
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Why are my calls being answered on another device?
Your calls are being answered on another device simply because you have other device connected to your phone.
This can be a smartwatch, tablet or your Mac computer.
Call answered on another device is not just applicable to iPhones as it do occur in some android phones like the xiaomi Mi and one plus. This is usually the case of having your phone paired with a smartwatch.
If an incoming call get answered on the smartwatch, it will display call answered on another device on your phone.
For facetime answered on another device, it simply means that facetime call was answered on a device connected with your apple ID like an iPad, apple watch or Mac computer.
As long as you have your apple ID connected to other device, when you receive a facetime call, you will also receive the facetime incoming call on the other devices connected with your apple ID.
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Should you care about call answered on another device?
You shouldn’t care at all unless you can’t remember having your apple ID connected to any other device other than your iPhone.
If you can’t remember using your apple ID on any other device other than your iPhone, I recommend you to swiftly change your apple ID password.
Someone may be using your apple ID without your consent.
Again, if you can’t seem to stand someone close to you answering your call on any of your devices, you can choose to remove your apple ID from those devices and create a new apple ID for your iPad, apple watch and Mac computer.
And this is what call answered on other device mean on iPhone or any other smartphone.
When call answered on another device do occur
Call answered on another device occur when receiving incoming facetime call and cellular call.
This is not applicable to other calls from whatsapp, Skype, Facebook messenger, telegram, viber, signal, Google voice, etc.
Even if you pair your phone with your smartwatch, you can’t receive whatsapp call on your smartwatch but rather on your phone.
This isn’t just only on Whatsapp as it includes other voip services.
So call answered on other device will only show up for facetime incoming call and cellular incoming call.