What is Samsung Call And Text On Other Devices?

The latest Samsung Galaxy devices provide an exciting feature called “Call & text on other devices”. But what exactly is this feature?

Samsung’s “Call & text on other devices” feature allows a secondary device e.g. a Samsung tablet or smartwatch to receive a call or text alongside your phone. To make or receive the calls and texts, both devices need to be logged in to the same Samsung account.   

By enabling this feature, you will be able to receive and answer your calls and texts from any compatible Galaxy smartwatch or tablet even when your phone is not around you. 

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What is Samsung Call and Text on Other Devices?

The feature “Call & text on other devices” works by letting you get calls or texts on a secondary device when your phone is on charge or away from you. Currently, Samsung allows the Galaxy tabs and smartwatches as secondary devices.

To enable this feature, you need to use the same Samsung account from your phone and the tablet. Also, you need an active internet connection for both devices. There is no distance restriction for this feature. 

Simply set up the “Call & Text on other devices” feature on your Galaxy phone and tablet (see further below), and then log in to your Samsung account from both devices.

Which phones have calls and texts on other devices?

Calls and Text on Other Devices is available on newer Samsung Galaxy smartphones including: 

Samsung Galaxy S series

  • S9, S9+, S10, S10+,S10e, and S10 5G
  • S20 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 FE, and S20 Ultra 5G
  • S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy Note series

  • Note9, Note10, Note10+, and Note10+ 5G
  • Note 20 5G and Note20 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy Z series

  • Galaxy Fold, Z Flip, and Z Fold2

Samsung Galaxy A series

  • A20, A32, A42 5G, A50, A51, A52 5G, A70, A71, A72 5G

How do you set up Call and Text on Other Devices?

To receive or make calls or text messages on a device in addition to your phone, you need to set up the feature first. 

Make sure you are logged into your Samsung account on both of your devices. Now follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to your phone’s “Settings”
  2. Scroll down to choose the “Advanced features”
  3. Select “Call & text on other devices”
  1. Slide the bar to turn On “Call & text on other devices”
  2. Choose “Sign in”
  3. Scroll down and tap on the “Agree” button (terms and privacy) to move on to the next steps
  1. Choose “Continue” to complete the setup on your phone
  2. Now, take your compatible Galaxy tab as the secondary device and repeat the above steps to set up the feature on it
  3. Once you have completed the setup on your second device, your phone will show as “Connected to” device
  1. On your phone, you’ll also be able to see all the connected devices

Now, you can use any of the devices to respond to your phone’s calls or texts.

How do you answer calls with Call and Text on Other Devices?

Answering your phone calls from your smartwatch or tablet with the feature “Call & text on other devices” is very simple. When a call comes to your phone, you will get notifications on both your Galaxy smartphone and your connected devices. 

Just swipe the green “Answer” button from your tablet or smartwatch to answer the call.

If you want to pick up the call from your phone itself, just tap on “Pull call” on your phone. It will end the call on the other connected devices.

How do you send and receive texts with Call and Text on Other Devices?

If you’ve enabled “Call & text on other devices” on your phone, you’ll be able to start text conversation from any of your connected devices. 

If you want to send texts from your Galaxy tab, just open the “Message” app and start messaging.

To access your contact list from your Galaxy Tab, you will need to either sign in to your Google account from your tablet or export your contacts to your Samsung account.

When you send a text from your connected device, it will automatically be synced on your Galaxy phone.

Conversely, when you receive an incoming text message on your phone, you will get notifications on all of your interconnected devices. You can choose any of your devices to reply back to your message.

How do I stop calls and texts from other devices?

To stop the “Calls & text from other devices” feature to your Galaxy phone, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to your phone’s “Settings”
  2. Scroll down to choose “Advanced features”
  3. Select “Call & text on other devices”
  4. Slide the bar to turn Off “Call & text on other devices”

Can I use my Galaxy Tab A as a phone?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet can be used as a smartphone as well. This tablet features a compact design (8 inches display), data connectivity, and a phone calling facility with GSM networks. All these features make this tablet convenient as a smartphone.

To use your Galaxy Tab A as a phone:

  1. insert a SIM card into the SIM slot of the Galaxy Tab. Check the signal icon on the upper right corner of the screen and ensure it is connected to the network. 
  2. You can start making calls by tapping on the phone icon on your tablet by dialing numeric numbers on the on-screen dial-pad.
  3. To add numbers to the phone book, add your google account to the device’s account. The phone book will automatically sync your saved numbers from Google.
  4. To send text messages, just tap on the message icon on the screen.
  5. Once you’ve inserted a SIM card, you will also be able to browse the Internet without Wi-Fi network, simply enable the data connection from your network settings.

What does Continue Apps on Other Devices mean?

The feature “Continue Apps on Other Devices” is available on Samsung smartphones and tablets running with One UI 3.1 and later versions. This feature offers cross-device connectivity with other Samsung smartphones and tablets.

Once you set up “Continue Apps on Other Devices”, it will let you switch freely between your two devices. You will be able to use the same app from the different devices that are signed in to the same Samsung account.

To set up “Continue Apps on Other Devices”:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down and tap “Advanced features”
  3. Tap “Continue apps on other devices”
  4. Slide the bar to turn on the feature.

How do I sync text messages between two Android phones?

You can easily synchronize text messages between two Android phones by using Google backup services. To enable this feature, you must have Android 8.0 or higher versions. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to your phone’s “Settings”
  2. Scroll down and select “Accounts and backup”
  3. Tap on “Back up data” from the Google drive section
  4. Tap on the “Back up now”
  1. You will see the “SMS messages” option

Once set up, when you open your text messages from another Android phone connected to the same google account, you will get all the updated texts there.

How can I receive text messages from another phone to mine (Android)?

There is no built-in feature in Android to receive text messages from another phone to yours. You can use third-party apps to get the feature, e.g.:

  • Autoforward Text app
  • Forward SMS texting w/ 2phones
  • SMS Forwarding

You can download and install one of the above apps from the Google Play Store.

Why do my calls show up on my husband’s iPhone?

If your calls are showing up on your spouse’s iPhone, it is likely that:

  • You’re using the same AppleID or iCloud account on both iPhones
  • You have the “Handoff” feature activated on both devices…

To remove the issue:

  1. Go to “Settings” > General > Handoff 
  2. Sweep the bar to turn off the feature.

That said, to get rid of these types of problems permanently, consider using a separate Apple ID on each device.