Have you ever tried to make plans or just chat with a group of people over text? It can get confusing and opinions can easily get lost. Instead, try starting a conference call to get everyone on the same page, in the same conversation, and at the same time.
Depending on your mobile carrier, you can have up to five people on your call. To help you out, here’s how to start a conference call on iPhone.
Make your first call and start a conference call
While you’re on the call with your first person, follow these steps to start a conference call with the rest of your group.
1) Tap Add Call in the Phone app while on your initial call.
2) Call the second person you want to add.
3) Tap Merge Calls.
Continue the same steps above to add more people to your conference call.
Note: Keep in mind that conference calling may not be available if you use Voice over LTE or Wi-Fi calling.
Conference call options
While on a conference call on iPhone, here are a few other things you can do.
- Talk privately to one person: Tap the info icon and then Private. Tap Merge Calls to return to the conference call.
- Add an incoming caller to the conference: If someone is calling you that you want to add to the conference call, tap Hold Call and Answer, then tap Merge Calls.
- Remove a conference call participant: Tap the info icon and then End.
Do more with the Phone app
Check out our other articles that help you do more with the Phone app on iPhone.
- T9Dialer brings T9 dialing support to the iPhone’s native Phone app
- Customize your Phone app’s keypad with this new jailbreak tweak
- Vocito is a lightweight alternative to CallBar
- How to turn off Call Waiting on iPhone
- How to set an automatic text reply for phone calls and text messages on iPhone using DnD
Wrapping it up
Conference calls are convenient for more than just work scenarios. You can chat with faraway family members, make plans with friends, or just hang out with your favorite pals from different parts of the country.
Are you going to start a conference call on your iPhone soon? Let us know how it goes in the comments below or on Twitter!