How to Make a Conference Call with Your iPhone

On an iPhone, you can make conference calls in which you and the people you're speaking to can all hear and be heard. Setting up a conference call might seem like a daunting task, but the iPhone makes it easy.

1

Call one of the people with whom you want to have the conference call.

You can manually input the phone number or find the person in your list of contacts.

2

Place that call on hold.

How you place a call on hold depends on the phone you're using. If you're on an iPhone 4, touch and hold the Mute button. On older devices, just tap Hold.

3

Tap Add Call.

The keypad will reapper so you can enter another phone number.

4

Call the next person on the list.

You can enter the number manually or choose from your Contacts list.

5

Tap Merge Calls so the people you have on the line can chitchat.

At first, the phone number of each caller will scroll at the top of your screen like a rolling ticker. A few seconds later, the ticker is replaced by the word Conference with a circled right-pointing arrow to its immediate right.

6

Repeat Steps 2 to 5 for each additional person whom you want in on the conference call.

You can merge up to five calls at a time.

7

If you want to drop a call from a conference, tap Conference, tap the red circle, and tap End Call.

The red circle has a little picture of the phone in it and appears next to the call.

8

To speak privately with one of the callers in a conference, tap Conference, and then tap Private next to the caller you want to go hush-hush with.

Tap Merge Calls to bring the caller back into the conference so that everyone can hear him or her.

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