How to Put Someone on Hold iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to put someone on hold on an iPhone. Putting someone on hold can be useful when you are in the middle of a phone call and need to attend to something urgent or speak with someone else.

By using this feature, you can temporarily pause the conversation without disconnecting the call. Let’s dive in and explore how to do it!

Step 1: Initiate a Phone Call

To put someone on hold, you need to first initiate a phone call. Open the Phone app on your iPhone and dial the number of the person you want to call or select their contact from your contacts list. Once you have dialed the number, tap the green “Call” button.

Step 2: Establish a Connection

Wait for the person to answer your call. Once they answer, you will be connected and can start talking.

Step 3: Put Someone on Hold

During an ongoing call, you will see several buttons appear on your screen. To put someone on hold, locate and tap the “Hold” button.

This button is usually represented by two parallel vertical lines with a circle in between them. By pressing this button, you will put the current caller on hold.

Step 4: Resume Conversation

After putting someone on hold, you can resume the conversation at any time by tapping the “Resume” or “Hold” button again. This will bring back your caller into the conversation.

Additional Tips:

  • If you want to switch between calls while one person is on hold, consider using the iPhone’s “Swap” feature.
  • To end a call altogether, tap the “End Call” button, usually represented by a red phone icon.
  • Remember that putting someone on hold may cause them to hear a brief pause or hold music. Be mindful of this if you need to put someone on hold for an extended period of time.


Putting someone on hold on an iPhone is a convenient feature that allows you to pause a conversation without disconnecting the call. By following the simple steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily put someone on hold and resume the conversation whenever you are ready.

Remember to use this feature responsibly and considerately. Happy calling!

I hope this article has been helpful in teaching you how to put someone on hold on an iPhone. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out.

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