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Built into your iPhone's calling plan is Call Forwarding. Turning on this feature lets you route all of your iPhone's incoming calls to another number of your choice. This can be useful in several different scenarios. For example, if your iPhone's battery is about to die and you're expecting an important call you can forward your calls to your home or office phone so you don't have to worry about providing an alternate number to your callers. To turn on call forwarding, go to Settings, Phone, and Call Forwarding.
And all you do here is just tap the switch to the On position. Next, enter the number you want to forward your calls to. And you can see now my calls are being forwarded to that number. Now, a couple of things you have to know about call forwarding. You have to be in an area where you're connected to your cellular network in order to turn call forwarding on, because the Call Forwarding settings are not stored on your phone itself. What you're doing is sending a message to your cellular provider letting their system know that you would like all calls to be forwarded to the number you provide.
Similarly, you won't be able to turn off call forwarding unless your phone is in your network area either. But this also means that you phone doesn't have to be turned on for call forwarding to work. So, as long as you're on network when you turn Call Forwarding on, you can turn off your phone, leave it at home and know that your calls will still be forwarded to whatever number you provided. But also note that calls forwarded from your account still count against the minutes in your calling plan. So a 10-minute call forwarded to your office still counts as 10 minutes used on your iPhone. When you have Call Forwarding turned on, you'll see this phone with an arrow icon at the top of your screen reminding you that your calls are being forwarded.
So remember to come back here into Settings and turn off Call Forwarding when you're done using it.
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