How can I make a conference call / three-way call on my iPhone?
Some iPhone users don't realize the ability to make multi-party phone calls is built right into the iPhone software. To initiate a conference call check out the following steps:
- Make a normal phone call.
- Touch the Add Call button to make another call. The person you're already on the line with will be put on hold.
- After speaking to the second person, touch Merge Calls. You now have a three-way conference call where all parties can hear each other.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add more people. Up to 5 calls can be merged depending on your carrier.
To add an incoming call:
When the new call comes in, touch Hold Call + Answer. Touch Merge Calls to join the newcomer to the group.
To hang up on one caller:
Touch the Conference button and touch the red phone icon next to the call you want to drop. Then select End Call.
To talk privately with one caller:
Touch the Conference button, then select Private next to a caller. You are now speaking to one person. To resume the conference touch Merge Calls.