Mastering Call Forwarding: How to Easily Forward Your Cell Phone Calls

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How to Forward Cell Phone Calls: A Simple Guide


Hello, I’m Tracy! In today’s mobile world, it’s essential to ensure you’re reachable at all times, even when you’re away from your primary phone. Call forwarding is a feature that allows you to redirect incoming calls to another number, ensuring you don’t miss important contacts. Below is a straightforward guide on how to forward cell phone calls without any fluff.

Step-by-Step Instructions

For iPhone Users

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on ‘Phone’.
  3. Tap on ‘Call Forwarding’.
  4. Toggle the ‘Call Forwarding’ switch to ON.
  5. Enter the phone number to which you want to forward your calls.
  6. Tap ‘Back’ to save the changes and activate call forwarding.

For Android Users

  1. Open the ‘Phone’ app and go to ‘Settings’.
  2. Find and select ‘Call settings’ or ‘Call forwarding.’
  3. Choose the forwarding option you desire (Always forward, When busy, When unanswered, or When unreachable).
  4. Enter the number you want to forward calls to and confirm by tapping ‘Enable,’ ‘OK,’ or ‘Turn on.’

Using Dial Codes

  1. Dial *72 followed by the phone number to forward calls.
  2. Press the ‘Call’ or ‘Send’ button to activate.
  3. To deactivate, dial *73 and press ‘Call’ or ‘Send.’

Tips and Considerations

Some carriers may have different codes or require additional steps. If the above methods do not work for you, consult your carrier’s customer service for assistance. Moreover, remember that call forwarding may incur additional charges, so it’s worth checking with your carrier about any extra fees.


Call forwarding is a convenient way to stay connected even when you cannot answer your primary phone. The actual steps might vary slightly depending on your carrier or phone model, but the general process remains the same. If you need further help with tech issues or simply want to learn more tech tips, visit my website,, or contact me directly at

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