How to Turn off Call Forwarding

Stop Call Forwarding on Your Landline, Android, or iPhone

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Call forwarding is a useful telephony service that allows users to automatically transfer an incoming call to a different phone number. This service can come in handy for multiple reasons (you might not be at home, you want to protect your actual phone number, etc.). However, if it gets enabled by accident, you might be missing some important calls without knowing. Here's how to turn off call forwarding.

This article will provide the steps to turn off call forwarding on your landline, your Android or iPhone device.

How to Stop Call Forwarding From Your Landline?

  1. Pick up your phone and dial *73.

  2. Wait for a beep or tone that indicates 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.

If your carrier is T-Mobile or AT&T, follow the same steps with the exception of the code, these two carriers use #21# instead of the *73 code.

How to Turn Off Call Forwarding on Android?

First, check to see if call forwarding is enabled.

  1. Launch the Phone application.

  2. Tap the Menu icon on the top right corner.

  3. Tap the Settings option from the menu.

    Older versions might say Call Settings instead of just Settings.

  4. Tap the Calls option from the menu.

    Menu, Settings, Call button in Android
  5. Tap the Call Forwarding option.

  6. If any of the options below are enabled, tap on the enabled option and select Turn Off.

  • Always forward
  • Forward when busy
  • Forward when unanswered
  • Forward when unreached

How to turn off Call Forwarding on iPhone

  1. Launch the Settings app.

  2. Tap the Phone option menu.

  3. Tap the Call Forwarding option.

  4. Turn the Call Forwarding switch to an Off position.

    Phone, Call Forwarding, toggle OFF