How to Add an Extension to Phone Numbers in iPhone Contacts

Contacts with phone numbers needn’t necessarily be just plain old numbers. You can add an extension to iPhone Contacts including pause and hard-pause.

Apple introduced subtle changes to the mobile operating system iOS and one of these subtle changes in the way you can save contact 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?

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.

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.

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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