How to Dial A Conference Call on An iPhone

Conference calls are an essential part of business today, and with the pandemic forcing us to work remotely, they’re more important than ever. They allow you to communicate with colleagues, clients, and other participants in different locations. And with the iPhone’s capabilities, you can easily dial a conference call without ever leaving your office or home. In this blog, we will discuss the challenge of dialing a conference call on an iPhone and provide the best methods to do so efficiently.

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The Challenge of Dialing A Conference Call on An iPhone

Dialing a conference call can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not familiar with the process. You might forget the passcode, mix up the numbers, or dial the wrong conference number, and worst of all, drop the call! These mistakes can waste time, lead to confusion, and make you look unprofessional. Fortunately, the iPhone has features that make it easy to dial conference calls. Let’s dive into the things you need to prepare before dialing a conference call on your iPhone.

Things You Should Prepare for

1. Make sure you have the right conference call dial-in number
2. Ensure you have the participant passcode
3. Ensure your phone has a stable and reliable network connection
4. Turn on the speaker or have a headphone ready so that you can concentrate on discussion with easy hands free.

Now let’s discuss three different methods that you can use to dial a conference call on your iPhone efficiently and effectively.

Method 1: Via Phone App

1. Launch the Phone app on your iPhone.
2. Click the “Keypad” tab and enter the conference call number.
3. Once the call is connected, enter the participant passcode.
4. To invite others to the conference, click on the “Add Call” button and enter the call details of the next participant.
5. Once all the participants have joined, click on the “Merge Call” button.
6. To disconnect the call, tap the “End Call” button.


– Easy to make changes and add other participants
– Immediate connection with all participants at once
– No need to download additional apps


– Entering the passcode is time-consuming
– Disruptive interface in between important calls

Method 2: Via Calendar App

1. Open your iPhone calendar app and select "Add Event".
2. Tap the “Invitees” option and add the participants who will join the conference call.
3. Scroll down and click the “Conference Call” option.
4. Enter the conference number and the participant passcode.
5. Tap Done when finished.
6. At the scheduled conference call time, open the event, and click the conference call number to join the call.
7. Enter the passcode when prompted to join the call.
8. When you want to leave the call, click on the “End Call” button.


– Easy to schedule conference calls
– All information needed for the conference call is in the calendar
– Saves time with automatic input of call details


– Can cause confusion if participant information or conference number changes
– Need to ensure that the information in the calendar is accurate

Method 3: Via Third-Party Apps

1. Download and install a third-party conference call app, such as Zoom, Skype, or GoToMeeting.
2. Create an account and sign in to the app.
3. Schedule the conference call by selecting the “Schedule” option and enter the desired date and time.
4. Enter the conference number and participant passcode.
5. Invite participants by adding their email addresses or phone numbers to the invitation.
6. At the scheduled call time, open the app and click on the scheduled conference call.
7. Enter the passcode when prompted to join the call.
8. When you want to leave the call, click on the “End Call” button.


– Seamless and reliable connection
– Offers additional features such as screen sharing and remote collaboration
– Available on multiple devices


– Need to download an additional app
– Some third-party apps may require a fee

Why Can’t I Dial a Conference Call on My iPhone?

1. Incorrect conference number or participant passcode
– Make sure to double-check the conference number and participant passcode before dialing.
2. Incompatible network connectivity
– Unstable network connection will prevent you from connecting to the conference call. Try to connect to a different network.
3. Wrong dialing method
– Ensure that you are aware of the best method that works for you before making a conference call. Follow the method(s) outlined above to get the best result.
4. Call quality issues
– Technical Issues relating to the call receiver’s phone or network connectivity may hinder your chances of connecting the call. Check with the network provider for further assistance.

Additional Tips

1. When scheduling or joining a conference, make sure to inform participants of the call’s details.
2. Before the conference call, ensure you have a stable network connection and have tested your audio or headset.
3. Choose a quiet and distraction-free environment for the conference call.
4. If possible, have a backup plan in case of technical difficulties.

5 FAQs about Dialing A Conference Call on an iPhone

Q: What do I do if I dial the wrong conference number?

A: Hang up the call, recheck the conference number, and ensure you have the correct number before dailing again.

Q: Does the phone have an option to record a conference call?

A: Apple doesn’t provide a call recording feature on their iPhones. You can try third-party software applications to a record call. You can use software like REC Call Recorder, TapeACall, or Call Recorder Lite on the App Store.

Q: How many people can join a conference call on iPhone?

A: iPhones offer a connection capacity of five people on a conference call.

Q: Can I dial conference calls internationally on my iPhone?

A: Yes, you can dial conference calls internationally on the iPhone, and it’s recommended that you check the long-distance calling policy with your service provider.

Q: Can I use Siri to dial a conference call?

A: Yes, you can use Siri to dial a conference call by giving Siri voice commands either to dial a number or to call a person from contact list who is set up to initiate a conference call.

In Conclusion

Dialing a conference call on your iPhone can be challenging, but with the right methods, preparation, and troubleshooting, you can successfully connect with your colleagues, clients, and other participants easily and professionally. Choose the method that works best for you after checking the pros and cons of each method, and you’ll be on your way to more productive conference calls.