We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
2,860 Tutorials

How to activate call waiting on an Apple iPhone

Get an alert that someone's trying to call when you're already on the phone

The call waiting feature on mobile phones means that users who are already using their handset for a conversation will be alerted, usually by a series of beeps, if there's another person trying to call them at the same time. We show you how to activate the function on an iPhone.

It's worth noting that not all smartphone owners will be able to access the call waiting feature. Some operators don't give the function to Pay-as-you-go customers, so if the option is greyed out, check with your network to see if you can have access to it.

Step one
From the Home screen select Settings.

Step two
Now open the Phone Menu. From here slide the button next to Call Waiting to on.

Step three
To de-activate Call Waiting at any time simply move the slider to the off position.

IDG UK Sites

Windows 9 release date, price, features: Microsoft teases new OS ahead of 30 September unveiling

IDG UK Sites

From the iPhone 6 to the iWatch and a new Apple TV we look at the products Apple is set to launch...

IDG UK Sites

September 2014 creative trends: 5 things you must see

IDG UK Sites

What to expect from Apple in autumn/winter 2014: iPhone 6, iPhone Air, iWatch, iPad 6, new Apple...