This post will teach you how to enable Call and Text on Other Devices on the Samsung Galaxy S20.
New Samsung devices like the Galaxy S20 entrenched more advanced features that are intended to address common needs of end-users. One of these features works by letting you respond to calls and text messages from your Galaxy tab while your Samsung smartphone is charging.
All you have to do is set up the Call and Text on Other Devices feature on your Samsung tablet and Galaxy phone and then you can start receiving phone calls and send messages on your tablet easily.
Unlike Bluetooth, this feature has no distance restriction, for as long as your devices are logged into the same Samsung account. Thus, you won’t miss an important phone call or fail to reply to important messages even without your phone. Call text can be made from a registered device.
If you’re wondering how to activate this feature on your Galaxy S20, this context will walk you through the entire process.
Easy Steps to Enable Call and Text on Other Devices on your Samsung Galaxy S20
Time Needed : 8 minutes
The following depict the actual screens and menu options that are accessed and used when enabling the Galaxy S20’s ‘call and text on other devices’ feature. There may be some slight variations on the actual interface depending on the device model and software version.
- To get started, access the Apps viewer on your phone.
To do this, just swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.
From the Apps viewer, you will see various app icons and shortcut controls.
- Locate and then tap the Settings icon.
Doing so will let you access the main settings menu with a list of features and options to manage.
- Scroll down and tap Advanced features.
Another window opens with another set of items that mainly comprises the device's advanced functions that can be turned on and off.
- Tap Call and text on other devices to proceed.
A new screen will open with a switch to enable and disable the feature.
- Tap to turn on that switch.
Another window launches with the Call and text on other devices overview and set up commands.
- Read the given information and then tap Continue at the bottom section.
Your device will then start activating the feature. The entire process could take a few seconds to complete.
- If prompted, read and review the pop-up message and then tap Switch to proceed.
A pop-up message usually appears if you have set up the feature on your other Samsung phone.
When the setup is finished, you'll be routed to a new screen with summarized information including the phone number as well as your Samsung Account.
- Scroll down to the Linked devices section for you to see which device or tablet your Galaxy S20 is linked to.
In this demo, it shows that the phone is linked to the Galaxy Tab S6.
This denotes that calls and text messages on your S20 can be accessed and managed through the Tab S6 in an instance that the phone is not available.
- Android 10
- Galaxy S20
Again, you will need to sign into the same Samsung Account on your compatible Galaxy phone and Tab for you to successfully set up the ’Call and text on other devices’ feature.
If Call and text on other devices is not available on your phone, verify and ensure that it’s running on the latest software version.
To check if the feature is already working, send one of the registered devices a text message and check the messages app of all the devices to see if the message showed up.
For other Galaxy devices with the Call and Message Continuity Settings, simply go to the Settings-> Connections menu and then tap Call and Message Continuity.
You are only allowed to connect three registered devices at a time to your main device. To add another compatible Galaxy device like Note 10 to your registered devices list, you will need to delete any from the existing devices on your phone beforehand.
Calls and text messages can be processed on your devices either through a Wi-Fi network or mobile network.
With this feature enabled, incoming call alerts and text message notifications will show up on both your Galaxy smartphone and tablet.
All you have to do is choose the device that you’d like to use to answer/ receive calls or reply back to the incoming message. Response to your incoming message will also populate on the messaging app all registered devices. So as when you make and receive calls from a phone app of a particular device.
And that covers everything in this quick guide.
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Hope this helps!