Add & Merge Calls on iPhone to Create a Conference Call
The iPhone phone app has a great feature that lets you add additional callers to an existing conversation to create a conference call, and it’s surprisingly easy to use.
How to Create a Conference Call with iPhone
Here’s how you can create a conference call quickly with any iPhone and any version of iOS:
- While on a phone call, tap the + “Add Call” button, then use your Contacts list or keypad to dial another number
- The original conversation is temporarily placed on hold while the call is made, once the call is connected tap the “Merge Calls” button to add the new contact to the existing phone conversation
- Repeat as necessary to add more people to the conference call
There are many obvious uses for conference calling, try this out the next time you’re trying to arrange plans with multiple people. The feature may look slightly different depending on what version of iOS is on the iPhone itself, but it works regardless of what version you’re using and what network speed you’re on.
This feature may not work on iPhones using the CDMA network, but it definitely works with GSM AT&T.
Similarly, you can send group text messages, creating a group chat of sorts through iMessage. Modern versions of iOS iMessage and Messages app directly support group chat.
Thanks to Pig for leaving the tip in our comments, they noted there may be a limitation to 5 callers and it could be an AT&T only feature.