How to divert calls on an Android Mobile Phone – call forwarding instructions for 2024

You presumably want incoming calls to come in on your phone the majority of the time. However, there are surprisingly a lot of situations in which you might like for an Android phone call to ring on a different number, such when you’re on the go or want the call to go to Google Voice.

As long as your cellular contract allows it, call forwarding is simple to set up on the majority of Android phones through your call forwarding settings.

What Is Call Forwarding on Android?

Your phone number usually rings on the device connected to it when someone calls. You can divert those calls to a different number by using call forwarding. It is essentially the same as having emails automatically forwarded, and it has long been supported on Android and iPhone.

Why would you want to do this? To consolidate devices, you might choose to route calls from your business phone to your home phone. Maybe you would like every call to go to a voicemail box. Additionally, by forwarding calls from your home phone to a Google Voice number, you can avoid paying roaming fees while travelling.

How to divert calls and set up call forwarding on your Android phone:

  1. Tap the phone icon and then tap the Menu icon (three dots)
  2. Choose Settings or Call Settings (dependant on your device)
  3. Some devices may now require you to select “supplementary services” or similar
  4. Tap on Call Forwarding and select the option you want
  5. After choosing your option, enter the number you’d like to forward calls to and press OK
  6. A phone icon with an arrow at the top of your screen confirms call divert is active

How to cancel call diversion calls on your Android phone:

  1. Tap the phone icon and then tap the Menu icon (three dots)
  2. Choose Settings or Call Settings (dependant on your device)
  3. Some devices may now require you to select “supplementary services” or similar
  4. Tap on Call Forwarding and select the option you wish to disable and press OK

 

Android Phone Diverts FAQs

What are Android phone diverts?

Android phone diverts, also known as call forwarding or call diversion, is a feature on android devices that allows users to redirect incoming calls to another number or voicemail.

How do I activate call divert on my Android phone?

The process may vary slightly depending on your Android device and version of the operating system.

Typically, you can activate call divert by going to your phone’s settings, selecting the “Call settings” or “Phone settings” option, then finding the call forwarding or call divert option. From there, you can enter the number and dial codes you want to divert calls to.

Can I divert calls to another mobile number or landline?

Yes, you can divert calls to any phone number, including mobile numbers and landlines. Diverting calls is a simple process which can be done on the call settings page.

Page Last Updated: May 3rd, 2023

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