One of the most useful business features of the iPhone is the ability to forward calls from the device to another phone number. Forward incoming iPhone calls to your landline or to another cell phone using the Call Forwarding feature. You can also use the Call Forwarding Settings menu to turn on call forwarding and specify the forwarding number.
Select one of these two methods to enable call forwarding on the iPhone. The Forward To input box becomes active. Type the digit phone number to which the iPhone calls will forward. Calls are now forwarded to the specified number. You will hear a series of beeps.
Type the phone number that will receive the forwarded calls. T-Mobile customers must add a pound sign at the end of the phone number. There is no need to enter parentheses or the hyphen. These characters are added automatically by the iPhone. The iPhone will beep three times, and then the call drops.
The Call Forwarding icon displays in the status bar. Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune companies as a technical writer over the past seven years.
He has produced a wide variety of technical documentation, including detailed programming specifications and research papers. Randall has also acquired several years' experience writing web content. Randall lives and works in Austin, TX. Skip to main content. Call Forwarding Settings 1. Warnings Call forwarding on your iPhone does not work unless your cellular contract includes call forwarding. Information contained in this article applies to the iPhone 5, running iOS 6.
Instructions may vary slightly or significantly for other versions of the device or operating system. Short Codes - Call Forwarding. About the Author Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune companies as a technical writer over the past seven years. Suggest an Article Correction.More...