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Built into your iPhone's calling plan and turned on by default is the Call Waiting feature. As you probably know, call waiting is the feature that lets you know a second person is calling you while you're on the phone with someone else. In an earlier movie, we saw how you can switch back and forth between your callers and even merge the two calls together into a conference call. But there may be times when you want to turn call waiting off. For example, you might be about to start an important work related call and you want to make sure you're not distracted by other callers. By turning off Call Waiting, all callers will be sent directly to your voicemail.
To do so, go to Settings, Phone, Call Waiting. And here you can just tap the On/Off switch to turn call waiting on or off. Similarly to call forwarding, your call waiting settings are not stored on your iPhone. What you're doing here is sending a message to your cellular provider letting their system know that you would like call waiting turned off. So you have to be on your cellular network to use this On/Off switch. Once Call Waiting is turned off, if you're on a phone call and another call comes in, that second call will go straight to voicemail instead of interrupting your current call.
Most of the time though, you'll probably want to keep call waiting turned on, since the iPhone is so good at managing multiple calls by letting you easily ignore second calls or switch back and forth between callers.
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