iPhone Three-Way Calling Instructions

by Joshua Phillips

One of the iPhone's features is the option to place a three-way call -- also known as a conference call -- which lets you talk to two people from different phone numbers simultaneously. If you need to talk to multiple friends at once to plan a party or multiple employees at your workplace, a three-way call allows everyone to hear and speak to each other on the same call. Making a three-way call on the iPhone is similar to making a regular call. All iPhone 4S models can make a conference call, but only the GSM iPhone 5 models can participate in conference calls. Check with your cellular provider to verify that your plan allows for conference calling.


Tap the "Phone" application on your iPhone's home screen.


Tap the first contact you want to dial and tap his phone number or select a person from your Favorites or Recents list. If the telephone number is not one of your contacts, tap the "Keypad" and dial a number.


Wait for the first call to connect and then tap "Add Call."


Tap the second contact tap or enter his phone number.


Tap "Merge Calls." The two separate calls merge into a three-way call that you and both participants to speak to each other on the same call.


  • To drop a participant of the three-way call, tap "Conference" and the icon of a telephone next to the participant's name followed by "End Call."
  • You can add up to five participants in a conference call.
  • You cannot use FaceTime during a conference call.

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Joshua Phillips has done it all when it comes to video games: strategy guides, previews, reviews, in-depth interviews with developers and extensive public relations work. He has written for websites such as Hardcore Gaming 101 and MyInsideGamer.

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