Do you know how to hang up an iPhone call? Well, before I learned this trick, me too. After all, it’s not the 80’s anymore, so I thought call holds are really only done by people working in business call handling centers.
However, as it happens, putting someone on hold is still a big deal on the iPhone, and it certainly still has its uses. Admittedly, some of these have been usurped by the mute button, such as preventing the caller from hearing the end of the line. But if you’re juggling calls between friends, while you’re trying to book a vacation or organize plans, for example, being able to put one on hold while chatting with the other can come in very handy.
So how do you do that? Before I learned this, I was familiar with someone hanging up when prompted – when a call comes in while you’re already on another call. But I didn’t know how to put someone on hold, without getting another call. Fortunately, this is a very simple thing to do, and this guide is here to show you.
How to put an iPhone call on hold
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1. Open the phone app and call someone
Open the phone app Or Click Contacts and select a contactor Call a number.
2. Press and hold the mute button
during the call, Hold down the mute button for the other person’s comment.
3. Add a new caller
Your call is now on hold, indicated by the text “HOLD” under the name or number of the other person. To add another person to the call, Click the Add Call button And Choose a contact or dial a number to add to the call. to start a separate call with the first call on hold, Click on Contacts and then Choose a contact or dial a number.
4. Swap between callers
If you started a separate call, the second call will appear below the first in the bar at the top. Click on the swap button to switch between calls.
Now you know how to put someone on hold on an iPhone. A blast from the past that can make you feel like you’re in a movie coming out of the 80s, as well as being very wholesome.
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