Have you ever experienced being in a call but needing to access another app on your iPhone?
In the past, you would have to close the call just to access another app on your iPhone.
If you were in a call and needed another number on your phone, you would need to end the call before you can open your contacts. If the call was about an email you received and you needed to check the actual email, you need to close the call first before heading to your mail.
But that is now a thing of the past.
Use another app while on a call
Switching to another app while on a call is now possible, and the process is pretty straightforward. Here is a step by step guide:
1. Make a call on your phone
2. Once you’re there, you can simply press the home button (if you are using iPhone 8 and earlier) or swipe up (for iPhone X and later). Just be careful not to press the “End Call” when swiping up.
3. Select the app you need to use (like your Mail) and you will still be connected to the call even if you are using other apps.
4. Once you’re done accessing other apps and want to return to the phone call screen, all you have to do is tap the green area at the top of your screen.
Sounds pretty easy, right? What’s even better is that if you are on a FaceTime call, you have the option of a picture in picture call. This way, you can still see the other person you are talking to even while you access other apps.
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M excellent info. Thanks Pete
Ralph Jones says
You can also tap the speaker phone button and keep the phone away from your ear.
Nancy Weisser Jennings says
Thank you for this info how many times I’ve been lost on a call trying to figure out how to get another app. Thanks again
Thank you for all your extremely helpful tips. Much appreciated
Jeffrey Grossman says
Do you have to do anything special to get picture-in-picture if you’re on a Facetime call and you want to access another app?
Huge thank you!! My issue is usually someone calling to ask me for another family member’s address/phone number in my contacts. I always hang up & return the call. Now I can’t wait to try this!
Dolores Corsini says
thanks….I needed this.
Thank you! I was always unsure of how to do this though I was told it could be done. Your tips are so very helpful!
So helpful. Thank you. Is there a sure way to end a telephone call on the x phone if the red button option is not available?
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Joan Williams says
Wonderful tip! Can’t wait to do this…I usually have to hang up and call back!
I happened to be deleting old emails and this one came up. I have to say I liked the way you used to send helpful emails to us about our iPhones, compared to the way you send them now. I have always liked your tips!! Thank you!!