How to Forward Calls on iPhone for Any Carrier

How to Forward Calls on iPhone for Any Carrier

Need to forward calls on your iPhone? Whether you’re in a meeting, traveling, or simply taking a break, the call-forwarding feature on your iPhone allows you to divert calls to another number. This ensures you won’t miss important calls when you can’t use your iPhone. It’s a handy tool for staying connected without being tied to your device.

In this guide, I will show you two easy methods to set up call forwarding on any carrier. Whether you’re on a flight, at a family event, or just enjoying some quiet time, these steps will help you manage your calls effortlessly.

What are Forward Calls on iPhone?

iPhone call forwarding allows you to redirect your incoming calls to a different number, which is great for times when you can’t answer your phone. This ensures you won’t miss important calls if you’re busy or away.

This feature is particularly helpful when you’re traveling or in meetings and wish to keep your main number private. You can choose from the below methods to forward calls based on your needs.

Note: Remember, call forwarding works even when your iPhone is turned off.

2 Ways to Forward Calls on iPhone

Want to forward calls from your iPhone to another number? It’s easy! I have two simple methods for you. You can use your iPhone’s settings or special codes (USSD codes). Each way is easy and helps you handle your calls your way.

But first, remember that call forwarding depends on your iPhone model and network. It works on GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. Here’s a quick guide:

Forward Calls Using iPhone Settings

This is the simplest way, by using iPhone Settings. To do this:

  • open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll and tap “Phone.”
  • Choose “Call Forwarding.”
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  • Choose the network carrier that want to forward like Personal or Business.
  • Turn on Call Forwarding by tapping the switch.
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  • Tap “Forward To,” and a keypad will pop up.
  • Type the number you want calls sent to. Remember to type the number manually, as you can’t select it from your contacts.
  • After typing the number, tap “Back” to save it.
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Done! Your iPhone will now send calls to this number. Not all providers offer call forwarding. If you can’t find these options, call your provider for help. Some networks also let you turn on call forwarding through their website.

Note: You can’t forward calls to a number outside your country.

Enable Call Forwarding on iPhone using USSD Codes

Set up call forwarding on your iPhone with USSD codes – it’s like a quick command to manage your calls. Here’s how to do it for different situations:

ConditionUSSD Code
Forward All Calls*21*Phone No#
Forward When Busy*67*Phone No#
Forward When No Answer*61*Phone No#
Forward When Unreachable*62*Phone No#

To enable call forwarding on your iPhone follow the below steps:

  • Just open the Phone app on your iPhone.
  • Enter the code for what you need.
  • Press the green call button.
Enable Call Forwarding on iPhone using USSD Codes

But remember, if you’re on an older network like Verizon or US Cellular, you need to use special codes:

CarrierTo Start Call ForwardingTo Stop Call Forwarding
T-Mobile**21*<Phone No>###21#
Sprint*72<Phone No>*720
Verizon*72<Phone No>*73
Vodafone*67<Phone No>#*61<Phone No>#
Airtel*67<Phone No>#*61<Phone No>#

Each carrier has its own codes, but they all let you manage calls easily. Now you won’t miss calls, whether your iPhone is off, or busy!

How to use call waiting on iPhone

Using call waiting on your iPhone is easy. It helps send calls to voicemail if you’re busy. Here’s how to turn it on:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Scroll and tap on “Phone.”
  • Select “Call Waiting.”
  • Switch on Call Waiting toggle.
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If your iPhone has two SIM cards, call waiting works for one line at a time. But, if you have Wi-Fi calling turned on for the other line and you’re connected to the internet, both can have a call waiting.

Last Word…

That’s it! With Call Forwarding, you won’t miss important calls anymore. It automatically sends them to a different phone or number when you’re busy, unreachable, or away from your phone. Let us know if they worked for you in the comments!

FAQ’s

What shows up on caller ID with forwarded calls?

The caller ID might show the original caller’s number or the one it’s forwarded to. It depends on your settings.

Can I forward calls only at certain times, like when I’m working?

Yes, you can set call forwarding for specific times, like your work hours. Check your iPhone or a call management app to set this up.

What if I forward calls to a number that’s also forwarding calls?

If you forward calls to a number that’s also forwarding, the call will follow the other number’s forwarding rules. This can make a chain of forwarding.