Your iPhone is ringing, but you are not there to pick it up. She calls you back after 5 minutes. No response yet. One more call. Same story — you are still away from your phone. She’s had it enough, and so she moves onto the next number. A guy picks up the call and she finally announces something shocking: “Congrats, you have won $10000.”
How do you feel now?
I made up that story, if it makes you feel any better. But the point is, sometimes — just sometimes — when we are away or busy we may want to forward calls to another phone number. This way we won’t miss any important incoming calls.
Fortunately, the iPhone’s Call Forwarding feature is super-easy to activate — all your incoming phone calls will be diverted to another phone number.
Look for the telephone icon on your phone’s status bar to know if Call Forwarding is already activated on your iPhone. If the icon doesn’t appear on the status bar, then you haven’t activate this feature yet. Here’s how to enable call forwarding on iPhone:
That’s about it. If the telephone icon on your iPhone’s status bar is visible, then you have successfully activated call forwarding on your iPhone.
Here’s how to disable call forwarding on iPhone:
Turning OFF Call Forwarding will automatically stop rerouting of calls. Apple iPhone’s status bar will not show the telephone icon anymore, which means you have successfully deactivated call forwarding on your iPhone.
In short: Navigate to Settings -> Phone -> Call Forwarding to enable or disable forwarding of phone calls.
Note: For the sake of this tutorial, we used iPhone 4S that’s running iOS 5 firmware. Users on iPhone 5/4 with iOS 5 or iOS 6 should follow the same steps.
Have you forwarded calls before? Did you encounter any issues? Any interesting stories to share? Let us know through your comments below!