Ever since I bought my first iPhone 3G 3-4 years ago, the first thing I do when I get home is forward all calls from my iPhone to my home phone. At first I did this because the AT&T coverage is so poor in my neighborhood however a side benefit is I don’t need to carry my iPhone around all night. Nothing worse than being tethered to a phone all night.
So, if your like me and you actually still have a home phone, follow the simple steps below to forward your phone to your home number. BTW – Although this tip is for iPhone users, the process is basically the same for Android users as well.
How To Forward Calls to Another Number on the iPhone
Tap Settings on your iPhone
Tap Call Forwarding
Tap Call Forwarding to toggle on turn on the feature
Note: To disable Call Forwarding later, just return to this menu and toggle off.
After toggling on Call Forwarding the Forward To option will become available. If you’ve already used the feature before the previous # you forwarded your iPhone to will be displayed. If that’s the case, your done. If not, continue onto Step 5.
Tap Forward to to choose a number to forward your phone to
Input the phone number number starting with Area Code. Tap Call Forwarding back button when done.
Once Call Forwarding has been enabled you will notice a new Phone Icon on the top Bar of your iPhone Screen:
This means your phone has been forwarded to another number. Don’t forget about this! I can’t tell you how many times my wife has txt’d me telling me my phone is still forwarded home… ; )
As I mentioned earlier, almost all phones on all carriers have the ability to forward calls to another number. For instance, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint all allow you to forward older model Non-Smart phones using *72, and the phone #. Example: *72 206 555 1212. This is actually how I always forwarded my old flip phone back in the days…