Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Video Calls 44 44 people found this article helpful How to Make a Conference Call on Your iPhone Call multiple people at the same time without a fee by Sam Costello Writer Sam Costello has been writing about tech since 2000. His writing has appeared in publications such as CNN.com, PC World, InfoWord, and many others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Sam Costello Updated on March 28, 2020 Video Calls Skype Facetime Tweet Share Email Getting more than a couple of people in a couple of locations onto a phone call used to require a paid conference calling service. Forget about dialing into special phone numbers, remembering long access codes, and paying for conferencing: If you have an iPhone, you can make conference calls at no cost. We show you how. The instructions in this article apply to iOS 13. However, the iPhone has supported free conference calling for years. If you're running an older version of iOS, the steps may differ slightly, but you've still got free conference calling. Luis Alvarez / DigitalVision / Getty Images How to Make a Conference Call on iPhone The conference call feature is part of the iPhone Phone app, although the number of people you can have in a conference call varies by cellular carrier. In the United States, you can have up to five callers (including you) on AT&T and T-Mobile, six callers if you use Verizon HD Voice (formerly Advanced Calling) on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus or newer, and up to three callers on Sprint. To initiate a conference call on your iPhone, complete the following steps: On your iPhone, open the Phone app. Call the first person you want on the conference call. After that person answers, tap add call. The contacts list opens. In Contacts, tap the person you want to add to your conference call. You can also use the keypad to dial the next number. When the person answers, tap merge calls to create the conference call. Repeat steps 3 through 5 until you've added all the people to the call or hit the participant limit. If you're already on the conference call and someone calls you, tap Hold & Accept. When you've answered that call, tap merge calls to add the new caller to the conference. Not sure which phone company best meets your needs? Our experts can help you choose the best mobile carrier for your iPhone. How to Talk Privately and Disconnect Individual Participants During an iPhone Conference Call When you use your iPhone for a conference call, you can speak to one participant privately or disconnect people from the call individually. Only the person who initiates the conference call can see all the participants. To speak to one person on the call without the others on the call hearing, tap i next to the participants' names (iOS 7 and later) or the arrow next to Conference (iOS 6 and earlier) at the top of the screen. On the Conference screen, tap Private beneath the name of the person you want to speak to privately. From the Conference screen, you can also disconnect individual callers from the conference call without ending the entire call. To disconnect individual callers: In iOS 7 and later, tap End beneath the name of the person you want to disconnect from the conference call.In iOS 6 and earlier, tap the red phone icon beside the name of the person you want to disconnect from the conference call, and then tap End.