Mobile Phones Android How to Turn Off Call Forwarding Stop call forwarding on your landline, Android, or iPhone by Luis E. Chavez Saenz Writer Luis Chavez is a former Lifewire writer and a System Administrator with 5+ years' experience writing about technology for end users. our editorial process Luis E. Chavez Saenz Updated on April 17, 2020 reviewed by Jessica Kormos Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jessica Kormos is a writer and editor with 15 years' experience writing articles, copy, and UX content for Tecca.com, Rosenfeld Media, and many others. our review board Article reviewed on Oct 03, 2020 Jessica Kormos Android Switching from iOS Tweet Share Email Setting up call forwarding can come in handy for multiple reasons; for example, you might be away from home, or if you want to protect your actual phone number. However, if call forwarding gets enabled by accident, you might miss important calls without knowing. These instructions explain how to disable call forwarding on Android, iPhone, and landlines. How to Stop Call Forwarding From Your Landline To disable call forwarding on traditional landlines: Pick up your phone and dial *73. If your carrier is T-Mobile or AT&T, dial #21# instead. Wait for a beep or tone indicating that call forwarding has been disabled. You can follow the same steps above to set up call forwarding if your carrier is either Verizon or Sprint. How to Turn Off Call Forwarding on Android First, check to see if call forwarding is enabled: Not all phone carriers support call forwarding. Launch the Phone application. Tap the Menu icon on the top right corner. Tap Settings. Older Android smartphones might say Call Settings instead of just Settings. Tap Calls. Tap Call Forwarding. If any of the options below are enabled, tap the enabled option and select Turn Off. Always forwardForward when busyForward when unansweredForward when unreached How to Turn Off Call Forwarding on iPhone To disable call forwarding on iOS devices: Launch the Settings app. Tap Phone. Tap Call Forwarding. Tap the Call Forwarding toggle switch to turn it to the off position.