It's convenient to be able to take a call on your MacBook or iMac when all of your devices are connected.
However, there are a variety of reasons why you might need to know how to turn your Mac's ringer off. In this article, we'll go over several alternatives for turning off call alerts on your Mac.
You can always go for the easiest and quickest option - silencing your Mac altogether by setting its volume to the lowest, but doing so means all apps on your computer will no longer make any sound. This can be highly inconvenient when you’re trying to focus on work, and prefer listening to music or podcasts on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
Hence, the best option is muting individual apps.
However, macOS devices don’t have a single button you can click which will shut down some app’s sounds - you need to turn off notifications and sounds for each individual app.
Doing this is a bit time-consuming, but you can always turn on one of the ‘Focus’ modes.
Check out the step-by-step process below to learn how to turn the ringer off on MacBooks!
Related: How to Lock Your Camera on MacBooks.
The FaceTime app can be used to receive phone calls, even if the caller is not using video chat.
The FaceTime app requires Internet, not a SIM card, which means that if you have signed into FaceTime on your MacBook, all regular calls will also show up there.
Therefore, all you have to do to stop your Mac from ringing when you get a call is turn off FaceTime notifications on your Mac.
The best thing about owning multiple Apple products and having them signed in to the same Apple ID is that you can make settings adjustments cross-devices. Follow these steps:
The third method to turn off sounds on your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air is to do it directly from the FaceTime settings.
Even though it’s a bit more difficult to turn off the ringer on MacBooks, the whole step-by-step process for either method shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes from your time.
In this article, we explained how to turn off the ringer on MacBook by silencing the ringer from your Mac settings, disabling calls from your iPhone, and disabling calls from the FaceTime app on your Mac.
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