If you have ever tried to call a company or a person with multiple phone lines, you may have encountered the need to dial an extension. Dialing an extension means you have to connect to a specific line in order to reach your intended person. Luckily, if you have an iPhone, you don’t have to call the person and then type in the extension after. Instead, you can dial in the extension as you’re calling them.
Here’s how to do it:
First, type in the phone number or the desk of the person you are trying to call. For example, let’s say their phone number is 111-111-1111.
Next, hold down the asterisk (*) sign until you see a comma appear. Do this twice. The asterisk sign should change to a comma.
After this, a prompt will ask you to type in the extension number. Type in the extension number, and click the ‘call’ button.
Your iPhone will first dial the phone number you entered and, after it connects, will automatically dial the extension number. If the extension is correct, you should be able to contact the person directly.
While this method works, it can be time-consuming if you frequently call someone with an extension. Instead, it’s better to save the phone number as a contact and input the extension in the contact’s phone number. This way, you can call them directly without having to input the extension every time.
That’s it! Dialing an extension on an iPhone can save time and effort. If you have any other questions or thoughts, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.