When making calls from your phone, there are several reasons why you may need to talk to more than one person. You will need to discuss stuff about your job with two or three of your colleagues or chat to your group of friends to catch up with them or just speak to everyone in your family.
If you’re wondering if you can combine calls on an iPhone, your questions about the subject should be clear in the following post and help you find out how to do it on your iOS device.
Can you merge calls on an iPhone?
Yeah. Yes. In order to create a conference call, iPhones can also be used to merge conversations with two or more people, like any other cell phone. Inside the phone app, you can combine calls on iPhones in a similar manner to how you can make a cellular call on your iOS device.
If you are the person who initiated the call for everyone in the call for the meeting, then you will be able to see the names of all participants. In this scenario, because it was you who began the conference call, others can only see your number shown on their call screen.
If you have been added to a conference call by someone and you have also added someone else to this call, then you can see the names of the individuals you have added as well as the individual who added you to the conference call. You’re not going to be able to see people’s names that someone else applied to the call.
You will be able to see the merge call option on your iPhone, depending on whether your service provider allows this or not.
How many calls can you merge on an iPhone?
On your iPhone, you can merge up to 5 cellular calls at a time, if your carrier allows conference calls and is not subject to any restrictions.
Not all cellular carriers accept conference calls and if your carrier doesn’t allow it, you may fail to add another person to an ongoing call. Conference calls may be sponsored by certain carriers, but the size of such calls may differ from carrier to carrier.
Therefore, before attempting to make a conference call or if you fail to build one yourself, it’s necessary to consult with your service provider.
How to merge calls on iPhone
It doesn’t matter whether you make a call or receive one, you can always merge your ongoing call with another on your iPhone, if your carrier supports it.
To merge an outgoing call with an ongoing call on an iPhone, tap on the ‘add call’ button indicated by a ‘+’ icon and dial the person whom you want to add to your current call. You can either dial the second person’s phone number or select them from your Contacts list.
When the second call is connected, tap the ‘Merge calls’ button to add it to the second call.
To combine up to 5 calls at once, you can repeat the steps above.
You can connect incoming calls to your conference call in addition to dialing up a new number on an ongoing call. By pressing the ‘Keep & Approve’ button on the incoming call pad, you can do that.
Tap the ‘Merge calls’ button on the screen after the incoming call has been connected to add this call to the conference call. To add more incoming calls to your merged call, you can repeat this.
You can press the I icon on the top right at any point during a conference call to see the list of people you added to the merged call.
You may pick the ‘End’ or ‘Private’ options adjacent to the name of a participant on this screen to delete the person or speak to them in private.
You should press the ‘Hang up’ button at the bottom of the call screen when you’re done talking to someone in a conference call, like you might end a call during a one-on-one session.
That’s all you need to know if you want to make a joint call on your iPhone with more than one user.
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