While the conference calling feature on iPhone is useful in business or work related situations, it can also be used to make group calls with family members and friends. You can find below the steps to Make Conference Call on iPhone.
Make Conference Call on iPhone
In addition to office work or business related situations, the conference calling feature on iPhone can be used to interact with family members and friends.
Making personal conference calls allows you to both save time (compared to calling individually) and allows you to enjoy the feeling of being with your close friends and relatives at the same time.
Another good reason for making personal conference calls would be to get the practice required to hold work or business related conference calls on iPhone, without making mistakes.
1. Steps to Set Up A Conference Call On iPhone
Depending on the Carrier and Phone Plan, you should be able to hold a conference call with 2 to 5 people at a time on your iPhone.
In general, the steps to make a Conference Call on iPhone are as follows:-
1. Call the First Person that you want to include in a Conference Cal and let this person know that you are going to add other Callers.
2. Once the first person is on line, tap on the Add Call option and then Call the Next person using your Contact list or by manually entering the phone number on this person.
Note: When you dial the second number, the first call will be placed on hold. If you do not see the in-call menu, tap the Hide Keypad button to bring up the in-call menu screen.
3. When the second person answers your call, tap on Merge Calls button.
Note: You will see Names of the two callers listed at the top, if they are listed in your Contacts List.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add more people to the Conference call. After you merge each call, the Add Call button will re-appear, allowing you to add more people.
If your Phone Service provider uses GSM Network, you will be able to Add up to 5 people. If the Service provider is using CDMA network, you will only be able to Add 2 people.
Remember: You can also tap on the Contacts button to call and merge recipients to a Conference call on iPhone.
2. How to Remove or Drop Callers During a Conference Call
Many times attendees or participants in a conference call do not have the time to stay up to the end of conference call or you may not want certain participants to stay till the end.
In such cases, you can follow the steps below to drop any participant from a conference call, without ending the ongoing conference call.
1. Tap the ‘i’ icon located next to the Contact’s Name that you want to drop from a conference call.
2. On the next screen, tap on the End button, located below the Name of the Contact that you want to remove from your ongoing Conference Call.
3. How to Speak Privately with a Participant During Conference Call
iPhone provides the option to speak privately with a specific individual during a conference call.
1. Tap on the ‘i’ icon located next to the Contact that you want to speak privately with.
2. On the next screen, tap on Private button located next to the Contacts name.
3. Speak with the person in private and tap on Merge Calls to return back to conference call.
4. Prevent Other Calls During A Conference Call
iPhone also provides the option to prevent other Callers from interrupting your conference call by calling your number while you are still engaged in Conference Call.
1. Open the Control Center on your iPhone and tap on the Moon icon in Control Center.
2. Next, go to Settings > Focus > Do Not Disturb > People > Calls From.
3. On the next screen, select No One and this will block all incoming calls on your device.
Note: This will silence all incoming calls and alerts. You can choose favorites, in case you have a situation that requires you to be able to receive certain important calls.
5. Take Incoming Calls During Your Conference Call
Instead of shutting down all calls at once, you may find it better to accept incoming calls during the Conference call, so that you to take a look at who is Calling and send the voicemail to them..
1. When you receive a Call during a conference, tap on Hold & Accept button.
Note: The “Hold & Accept” button may not work in case your service provider is not using a CDMA network.
2. On the next screen, tap on the Merge option and you will be added to Conference Call.
Important: Never tap on End & Accept button during a conference, tapping on this will end your conference call.
6. Mute Yourself During a Conference Call
All that is required to mute yourself during a Conference Call is to tap on the Mute button, which should be available on the screen of your iPhone during a Conference Call.
At any time, you can resume the Group Call feature on your device by tapping on the Mute button.