If you call someone and their phone is off will it ring? This is the question we have today if at all a recipient’s phone will ring if the person’s phone is switched off.
For this question, I will answer it using cellular calls and instant messaging calls like facetime calls, Whatsapp calls, and others.
If you call someone and their phone is off will it ring?
By default, someone’s phone will not ring if the phone is switched off as the phone will not be active when it is switched off.
When a phone is switched off, every feature of the phone will be switched off as well and will not be active and this will prevent incoming calls.
When talking about if you call someone and their phone is off will it ring, the answer may be yes in terms of instant calls.
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Will the phone ring for cellular calls if switched off?
The phone will never ring if the phone is switched off as cellular calls require an active sim card and cellular network service.
For a cellular incoming calls to go through, the recipient phone must be active with a cellular network service.
Now you may call someone using the phone default phone app and the phone beeps once or twice and ends immediately, you may think the recipient’s phone is active and the phone rang while in the real sense the phone didn’t ring.
Actually what you heard is called ringback tone and it usually happens on all phones.
Will the phone ring for a facetime call if switched off?
FaceTime call will go through if the recipient’s apple id is connected to other apple devices like iPad, Mac, or the Apple watch.
FaceTime calls are different from cellular calls as it requires an internet connection and the recipient’s apple id or phone number activated with facetime.
By default, if your phone is switched off, facetime calls will never go through because it requires facetime to be active in order to receive incoming calls. However, if your Apple ID is connected with other Apple devices, a facetime call will go through but it will show up on any of the devices connected to your Apple ID.
That is if the other Apple devices are active.
If they are switched off just like your iPhone, facetime calls will never go through. This is one major benefit of facetime or instant messaging service.
So if you noticed that a recipient’s cellular calls are not getting through to the recipient, you can use the facetime app to call the person.
Will the phone ring for WhatsApp call if switched off?
On WhatsApp, the phone will never ring if switched off as WhatsApp will be unavailable.
For WhatsApp calls to get through to the recipient, the recipient’s phone must be switched on and has an active internet connection on it. Even if the recipient’s phone is switched on but has no active internet connection, a WhatsApp call will never go through to the recipient’s phone.
This isn’t just about WhatsApp but rather any other instant messaging apps and services like facetime, iMessage, WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook messenger, telegram, Viber, Google voice, Google duo, etc.
One thing I like about WhatsApp is that if someone calls when your phone is switched off or has no active internet connection on your phone, you will see missed calls when you switch on your phone along with an active internet connection.
This is something I wished to see on FaceTime and other instant messaging apps and services.
On cellular calls, you can’t see if someone tried to call you when your phone was switched off except if the person informs you of that, and this is why if I call someone using the phone’s default phone app and the call doesn’t go through, I try to use Whatsapp.
Definitely, the person will see the WhatsApp missed calls when the phone is active.
However, if the person has an active voicemail you will be redirected to voicemail if the person’s phone is switched off.
When the phone is paired to a smartwatch
I noticed that some may think that if their phone is paired to a smartwatch they will receive incoming calls even when their phone is switched off.
But I’m telling you that such will never happen.
For example, you’re using a Samsung Galaxy phone and the galaxy watch which you paired your watch with your phone.
Normally, if the phone is switched on and active, you will receive calls and text messages on both the galaxy phone and on the galaxy watch as well and this includes all types of notifications including emails.
However, if the Samsung Galaxy phone is switched off but the smartwatch remains active, the galaxy watch will never receive incoming calls because the galaxy phone which is the host is switched off.
You won’t receive text messages or other notifications on your Samsung galaxy watch if the phone is switched off except when the phone is active.
On Apple devices, you can pair your iPhone with an Apple watch and they will have the same apple id. Your Apple Watch will receive cellular calls when your watch is paired with the phone. But if your phone is switched off, your Apple watch will receive incoming calls from facetime or any other instant apps if your Apple ID is connected to your Apple watch.
If you call someone and their phone is off do they know?
They wouldn’t know except if the call is from WhatsApp as WhatsApp does show missed when the phone is switched off or no internet.
For cellular calls, someone will never know that you called when the phone was switched off simply because cellular calls will end immediately if the recipient’s phone is switched off. The recipient will only see missed calls if the phone is active.
On WhatsApp; The person will know that you called because WhatsApp will show missed call to the recipient even when the recipient’s phone is switched off or not active when the caller dialed the number.
On FaceTime; The recipient will never know that you called if the recipient’s phone was switched off during the call. Facetime doesn’t indicate missed calls when the phone is switched on or gets active like WhatsApp. Maybe the next ios updates might offer such as it is on WhatsApp.
Will Google Duo ring if the phone is off
The straight answer is no. Google duo will never ring if the phone is switched off as the phone needs to be turned on and has an active internet connection in order to receive Google duo calls.
If someone’s phone is off will it go straight to voicemail?
The answer is yes. Calls will go straight to voicemail if the phone is switched off but only if the recipient has an active voicemail on his phone.
If the phone is switched off, offline, or blocked by the recipient, incoming calls will be sent to voicemail. From the voicemail, the recipient will know the person that called when the phone is switched off or offline.
Another feature that will redirect callers to voicemail is when do not disturb mode is enabled on a phone. Once DND is enabled on any phone be it on android or iPhone, it will automatically block calls and redirect the caller straight to voicemail.
You should have this in your mind.
How to call someone when their phone is off?
I recommend using WhatsApp to call the person as immediately after the person’s phone is turned on and active, the person will see the missed calls.
Also if the person is using an apple device like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, or the Apple watch, you can call the person using facetime to see if the call will go through. This is because someone’s phone may be switched off but the Apple watch will be active and which will allow incoming facetime calls.
The likes of iPad or Mac can also receive facetime calls if the iPhone is switched off as long as they have the same apple id and password.
What happens when your phone is turned off?
When the phone is switched off, every feature of the phone will be inactive and unaccessible which will prevent calls and text messages.
Remember that when your phone is switched off, no one will be able to track your current location as location services will be unavailable.
You have your phone right there with you, ask yourself what can you do when the phone is active and what you can’t do if the phone is switched off, then you will have the answer to the question of what happens when your phone is turned off.
Does the Android phone ring when dead?
Just like any other phone, the android phone will never ring if the phone is dead. Android phones require the phone to be turned on and have cellular network service in order to receive incoming calls.
This is also applied to iPhones and feature phones.
And this is where I round it up on the question being asked if you call someone and their phone is off will it ring? Kindly note that the answer is no, it won’t ring.