November 14, 2013

Manage your calls remotely, make phone calls locally

Posted in mysms news by mysms

We know you love to be able to manage your texts on any device. Imagine a feature that adds even more value to your synchronized conversations. We’re very proud to announce our latest feature: mysms now also syncs your calls! That means we notify you on incoming and missed calls and enable you to start, mute or dismiss a call remotely from the tablet, desktop, the web or a second smartphone.

mysms now also syncs your calls

mysms now also syncs your calls

 

Having remote access to your phone’s features can be very handy. As you know with mysms you are able to send and receive text messages from your tablet and desktop, like you’re used to from your smartphone. With our latest update we provide you with the possibility to also manage your calls on any device. No matter which device you’re using, you stay on top of both – all your text messages and calls.

 

Using the up-to-date versions of mysms, the app syncs your phone’s call list to the cloud and notifies you on incoming and missed calls. When you receive a call, you can mute or reject directly on your computer or tablet. When you activate the option “Remote call” in the mysms settings on your Android phone, you can also start or answer a call from any device.

 

Please take in mind that even if you have remote control over your incoming and outgoing calls, you still need to make the call itself on your phone. That means if you pick up a call e.g. via the web app, it’s only possible to answer the phone call using your smartphone or a headset which is connected to your phone.

 

Manage your calls remotely

 

The feature is very useful especially for people who sit in front of the computer all day (using a Bluetooth headset) and also for the ones who use our mirror app. The call feature makes it obsolete to take two phones with you and allows you to handle messages and calls from one smartphone.

 

The call feature is available for Android phone, Android tablet, Windows 8, the web and mysms mirror for Android. The other supported platforms will follow soon.

Here you can access frequently asked questions. What do you think of this news?

 

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Additional information:

The integration of this feature requires the additional permission “Phone calls” on your Android phone (read phone status and identity, reroute outgoing calls). Of course we respect, if you do not want to make use of this feature. Disabling the option “Call log” in the mysms phone’s settings removes all call log data from our servers.

 

Please note: Due to restrictions of the operating system, we cannot provide this feature to our iPhone users.

  • René

    Actually, I don’t really need this feature. The problem with it is that the mysms app now wants a whole new set of permissions:
    – Catch outgoing calls
    – Direct calling of numbers
    – Change audio settings
    – Change network settings

    That’s a bit too much for my taste. That’s why I’m not updating the mysms app any more. I don’t want an app that has complete control over my device. I was quiete satisfied with mysms as it was (although it was getting more buggy with each release).

    • mysms

      Hello,

      sorry to hear that you don’t want to use mysms anymore because of this implementation. As mentioned in the blog post, you can disable the option “Call log” in the mysms phone’s settings to remove all call log data from our servers.

      Best, your mysms team

      • Sami Bes

        I love this app and the ability to make remote calls, so convenient when working in front of the computer!

        A minor bug though, sometimes a call that is finished is showing as still ongoing and I can’t place a new remote call because of that, any tips?

      • Hi Sami,

        thanks a lot for your feedback. We already know about this issue. At the moment the only solution is to delete the call, which is shown as ongoing.
        Feel free to give us a shout on our support forum getsatisfaction.com/mysms, if you have further questions.

        Best, your mysms team

      • Irvin Jaffe

        So, please explain this more to me. Are you saying that I can make and receive calls directly to and from my computer (obviously, if I have a mic and speakers) via my cell phone… just like, or similar to skype?

      • Hi Irvin, no this is not possible. As mentioned in the post, you still need to talk on your phone. Sorry if this wasn’t clear enough.

  • Jason Hunter

    I really like mysms. Now I need a way to manage my phone logs, as well. Can you do the same for phone logs?, like myphonelogs?;) I want to be able to store them and to review them and open them on different devices. I see you have a little box in the corner with the phone logs, but I want a whole screen and I only see like 2 months back in time. I want a complete log.

  • When I dial a number from my PC, I can see the call going but I cannot hear it nor can I talk via my headphones. What gives? Does this feature actually work on a PC?

    • Dear mysms user,

      thanks for submitting your email. We’re a small team and working
      hard on our apps. We receive tons of emails every day and are not
      able to respond to every single request. If you are a mysms
      Premium user, you can expect a reply within 24 hours on business
      days. Please take a look at our FAQs in the meantime: http://support.mysms.com ( http://support.mysms.com ).

      Thanks, your mysms team

  • ron

    I am going to travel to a country where my Canadian SIM card do not work. I would like to use mysms to receive sms and to send. As far as I understood there is no way to do that when my SIM card is not active. So is there any solution to that?
    I thought even leaving my sim card in a second phone in canada? is this going to work?

    • Dear mysms user,

      thanks for submitting your email. As we are a small team, we’re
      only able to respond to requests from Premium users.

      If you are a mysms Premium user, please make sure that you
      contacted us directly via the mysms Android phone app (Sidebar – Feedback – E-Mail). If you are not a Premium user, please check
      our FAQ section: http://support.mysms.com ( http://support.mysms.com ).
      Thanks for your understanding,

      your mysms team

  • Jonathan Schmidt

    Looks like the call Log has been cut back to 24hrs 🙁

    • Dear mysms user,

      thanks for submitting your email. As we are a small team, we’re
      only able to respond to requests from Premium users.

      If you are a mysms Premium user, please make sure that you
      contacted us directly via the mysms Android phone app (Sidebar – Feedback – E-Mail). If you are not a Premium user, please check
      our FAQ section: http://support.mysms.com ( http://support.mysms.com ).
      Thanks for your understanding,

      your mysms team

  • Min2augasLT

    I have Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and can not find option Remote call. I am Premium user.
    Is it app bug or phones?