Ever want to dial a person at a particular extension without having to wait for the menu tree and then an option to enter “if you know your party’s extension”? Apple actually built that into iOS. Today, I learned how to do it. It is actually very simple.
- Open your iPhone contact list and click edit on the contact you’d like to add an extension to.
- Tap the phone number you’d like to edit
- After you’ve entered the regular phone number, tap the +*# key
- Tap Pause and a comma is inserted after the number. I usually do this twice. You can do more if the recording is long.
- Type the extension number and then tap done.
That’s it. Call the number and after the pauses you added, the iPhone will dial the extension.
The other thing I learned today is how to duplicate a contact entry. Ever want to make a copy and then edit when you are adding a new contact that is with the same organization as one you already have in your contacts?
- Highlight the contact you want to duplicate
- Copy by pressing cmd-c
- Paste by pressing cmd-v
- Edit one of the two duplicates with the new information
Every day I learn new things!