How to Turn Off Call Forwarding

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Call forwarding or call diverting is a telephony feature, which redirects a telephone call to another destination. This telephony feature is mainly used by most of the business concerns to maintain their calls with clients.

Call forwarding enhances communication with clients and customers. Most often call forwarding is proved to be a vital part of big firms and businesses. Similarly, it can also be used in our daily life as well. For example, if you have shut your phone for some reason then definitely there are chances you can miss your important calls.

In that case, what would you do? You obviously can not inform all your friends and colleagues individually to not call on your previous number but on the new one.

So, in such situations call forwarding can be the best helper for you. You can set your new number on your phone diverting feature. So that whenever anyone will call you on your previous number, their call would be forwarded to your new number.

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Most often call forwarding is way too important as I said above but not all the time. As we all know everything has some good sides and some bad sides as well. Similarly, forwarding calls can also be a headache for people sometimes. Reasons might be many, one of the prime reasons can be the inundated calls.

For example, if your business owner has set up your phone number where the forwarded calls are intended to receive can make you very annoyed indeed. Though it might not be the point of concern for many people, but for some, it can be a matter of worry!

So in that case, you might wonder for such guides like how to turn off call forwarding, how to stop call forwarding or how to unforward calls.

How to Turn Off Call Forwarding

Turning off call forwarding is a quite easy procedure. However, call forwarding feature is most often very useful, but if you really want to learn how to cancel call forwarding, then follow the below guide.

  • Dial *73 on your phone.
  • You will hear a message that the feature is successfully activated.
  • That is all. Your call forwarding feature would be disabled from the phone.

This is the most common method that can be used almost all the phones including smartphones. But sometimes due to the network failure or in any cases, if you are unable to stop call forwarding by the above method then you can do that manually on your Smartphone.

Below, I have covered some of the devices where I have shared the procedure for stopping forwarded calls.

Turn Off Call Forwarding in iPhone

Call forwarding is basically of three types,  Always forward, forward when busy, Forward when unanswered and last forward when unreachable. The procedure to stop forwarding is all the same in all the types. Let’s head to the procedure given below.

Step 1: To disable call forwarding in iPhone firstly go to Settings page by tapping on the setting icon from the home screen.

Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom to find the option, Phone. Once you get it tap on it.

Step 3: Now under Phone option, you will see various options including Call Forwarding. 

Step 4: Now since you are here to learn how to stop call forwarding, you definitely want to make it disabled. So simply toggle the button Off to make it disable.

That is it!! Call forwarding has stopped from your device.

Now whenever you feel the need of enabling it, you can do that easily. Simply follow the above procedure to reach at the same option then click on the call forwarding and toggle the option ON.

While turning ON, you will see an option Forwarding to. Under this option, you can put any number you want your forwarded calls to.

Turn Off Call Forwarding in Android

The procedure to enable/disable call forwarding on Android is almost similar to the method I described above with just a slight difference. Let’s see how to cancel call forwarding on Android devices.

Step 1: First of all go to the Menu button and then select Settings. 

Step 2: Now on the setting page, scroll down to find the option, Phone or Call Setting (the name of the option might be different. It may vary from the device’s model to model).

Note: If you don’t find the option Phone or call setting on the settings page, then the option may be placed at the different places on your device. You may find the option under the phone icon on your device home screen.

To find the option call setting, go to Phone icon> Menu button> Call settings. Once you have found the option follow Step 3. If you are using a Dual SIM smartphone, then you may have to choose Call Profile. Just choose the Network on which you wanted to forward the call.

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Step 3: Here you will see various phone options. All you need to do is select Call Forwarding from the list of options appearing on the screen. 

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Step 4: After tapping on the Call forwarding option, you will see multiple options related to call forwarding like always forward, forward when busy, Forward when unanswered and last forward when unreachable.

For all the options you can specify the different numbers once enabled. But as you don’t want to keep call forwarding enabled you can disable it by tapping over the disable option.

Enabling or disabling options are almost the same in almost all the devices with just minor differences. Once you are successful finding the option, disabling call forwarding is just a few steps procedure.

However, the first method I shared that is dialing a number works almost all the devices even on smartphones. So I would suggest you follow the first method instead following these long procedures.

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