iPhones have a great feature that allows you to easily forward calls to another number. This tutorial covers the steps including screenshots along the way.
Ever since I bought my first iPhone 3G back in 2008, the first thing I do when I get home is forward all calls from my iPhone to my home phone. Originally I did this because my house sits in a black hole, and AT&T service sucks. Although this particular issue is fixed with Wi-Fi calling, I still regularly forward my calls as it’s a nice way to drop the phone at the door and “unplug” without the worry of missing a call.
So, if you’re like me, and you still have a home phone… follow the simple steps below to forward your iPhone to any number. The steps are confirmed to work for the original iPhone as well as the iPhone X.
Although this tip is for iPhone users, the process is the same for Android users as well. That said, you can also use Carrier codes if you don’t want to screw around with your iPhone settings.
How To Forward iPhone Calls to Another Number
Step 1 – Tap Settings on your iPhone
Step 2 – Tap Phone
Step 3 – Tap Call Forwarding
Step 4 – Tap Call Forwarding to toggle on (turn on) the feature
Note: To disable Call Forwarding later, return to this menu and toggle off.
After toggling on Call Forwarding, the Forward To option will appear and prompt you for the number to forward calls to. If you’ve already used this feature before, the previous # you forwarded your iPhone to will be displayed. If that’s the case, you’re done. If not, continue with Step 5.
Step 5 – Tap Forward to choose a number to forward your phone to.
Step 6 – Input the phone number starting with Area Code. Tap Call Forwarding back button when done.
Once Call Forwarding is enabled, you will notice a new Phone Icon on the top bar of your iPhone Screen:
This icon means that your phone has been forwarded to another number. Don’t forget about this! I can’t tell you how many times my wife has texted 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 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 day.