How to Create a Conference Call on the iPhone Under iOS 10

Posted in How To, iPhone on 27/04/2017 by Chris Hauk


Ever need to talk on the phone to more than one person at a time, and all you have handy is your iPhone? No worries, it’s easy to create a conference call with your iPhone, here’s how.

How to Create a Conference Call on the iPhone Under iOS 10

How to Create a Conference Call on the iPhone Under iOS 10

  1. While on a phone call with the first caller, tap the ”+ Add Call” button, then find the number for the second party you wish to include on the call in your contacts list. (Or you can simply dial the number of the new participant.)
  2. The original caller will be placed on hold while the second number is called. Once you are connected to the second party, tap the “Merge Calls” button. This will add the new party to the initial phone conversation.
  3. Repeat the above steps to add any additional parties to the conference call.
  4. If you’re already on a call and another party calls you, tap the “Hold and Answer” button that will pop up on the screen and then tap the “Merge Calls” button to add the new caller to the conference call.


Note: CDMA networks may not be able to add, swap, or merge calls in certain situations. See the iPhone user guide for more details.

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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

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