How to Hang Up on One Person in a Two-Person Call on an iPhone

By Laurel Storm

Hang up on one person in a conference call with a few taps.
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Conference calls can be extremely useful to brainstorm ideas, get a second opinion, involve a customer in the resolution of an issue or update your whole team on the status of a project. Your iPhone enables you to place such calls at any time, even when you are traveling. Once you're done discussing things in a group, however, you may want to hang up on one person and keep speaking with the other. On your iPhone, doing this requires accessing the list of people participating in the call.

Tap the bar that appears at the top of the screen while you are on the conference call. Doing this displays a list of all participants in the conference call.

Tap the small red phone icon to the left of the person you want to drop from the call. Doing this changes the icon to a red button reading "End."

Tap "End" to hang up on that person.


Because setting up a conference call requires you to interact with your iPhone's screen, you will benefit from using earphones or a headset.

Tap the "Private" button next to a person's name to place everybody else on hold. When you want to resume the conference call, tap "Merge Calls."


Information in this article applies to iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions.