How to Add an Extension to Phone Numbers in iPhone Contacts

Did you know that you can dial and add an extension from your iPhone? This tip comes handy while you are calling someone on an extension in a large corporate or some customer care. Read on to know more.

Contacts with phone numbers needn’t necessarily be just plain old numbers. You can add extensions including pause and hard-pause (wait) to your iPhone contact numbers!

Apple introduced subtle changes to the mobile operating system iOS and one of these subtle changes is the way you can save contacts numbers with extensions. Now, this feature has been available for a long time but did you know that you can add hard-pause to your phone calls automatically?

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That’s precisely what we’re going to take a look at in this post.

How to Add Extensions to iPhone Contacts

Step #1. Tap on Contacts on the dialer app

Step #2. Tap the ‘+’ (top-right) to add a new contact. If you’re editing an existing contact, just tap the contact and then tap on Edit.

Step #3. In the phone number field, you type the number and then tap on the “+*#” button to bring up more options.

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Tap on Edit then Plus Key in iPhone Contact

Step #4. For an extension number that you type immediately after dialing the number, use Pause. This adds a “,” to the phone number.

Dial Extension on iPhone

Step 5: For a prolonged pause (like when the IVR goes on for a while before asking you to choose a number), use Wait and then key in the number.

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Add Extension to iPhone Dialer

Step 6: That’s it.

Make sure you test it out after saving the contact number.

Adding extensions makes life simpler when you’ve got to call some services repeatedly. These may include, for instance, calling up your network provider, calling up the meds, using bank telephony etc.

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That’s all!

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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