How To Enter Extensions For Conference Rooms In Contacts App [iOS Tips]

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We’ve all had to do it: make those conference calls to services that require you to enter in a code, or a room number, or what have you.

If you call these numbers frequently and want to save a little time, you can enter in the extensions and codes into your Contacts app, but you’ll want to code in the bit of wait you’ll need for the conference call system to recognize it.

It’s easy to do, and you can do this right on your iPhone.

Launch your Contacts app and create a new contact by tapping the plus icon in the upper right. Enter in the details, the name of the contact company, and so on.

Then, tap the “add phone” button and enter in the main phone number you’re calling. When that’s done, tap on the “+*#” button and tap on “pause.” This will insert a comma in your contact number, and your iPhone will wait a few seconds before dialing the next part. Now type in the code or extension you need (this will vary with each conference call system). You can do as many of these as required by your specific system.

Now hit Done in the upper right hand corner, and your contact will be saved. When you use the contact to dial the number, your iPhone will pause and then dial the extension you typed in.

You can also add a “hard break” to the contact by tapping the Wait button after the +*# button. This adds a semicolon to your contact number, and you’ll have to hit dial again in the call, in case you don’t know how long you need to wait for the next extension or code.

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