There are times when a call comes in to your phone that you’d rather reroute elsewhere. If you still have a landline and you’re out and about, then you might want calls forwarded to your smartphone, or maybe you like to forward calls from your mobile to the phone on your desk when you’re in the office. You may even want to forward calls from one mobile phone to another. Whatever you need, the good news is that call forwarding is easy to set up. Here’s how to forward calls from an Android phone, an iPhone, or a landline.
It’s easy to set up call forwarding on an Android phone, but the menus differ a little on different brands of phone, so we’ll give you two examples. On a Samsung Galaxy, you should:
On a Google Pixel 3, here’s what you want to do:
If you have a Google Pixel phone, then you may also be interested in the call screen feature.
If you want to forward your incoming calls on an iPhone, then here’s what do:
If you set up call forwarding on your Android phone or iPhone and it doesn’t seem to be working, then you can try this next method, which uses carrier codes and works on smartphones or landlines.
They’re gradually fading from use, but many people still have a landline. If you want to set up call forwarding to send incoming calls elsewhere, then here’s how to do it with the major U.S. carriers. Note: These codes work with mobile phones, too.
Verizon or Sprint
AT&T or T-Mobile
To deactivate call forwarding:
If you want more options or it doesn’t work, then check in with your carrier.