How to activate or deactivate call forwarding on Android

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Thanks to the service of Call Forwarding, it is possible to redirect an incoming call when we do not answer, when we are busy or if we are in an area without coverage. Of course, you can also activate the diversion for all calls without conditions. How can you do it on your Android device? We explain it to you.

How to activate call forwarding on Android

Android allows you to enable call forwarding easily by using the phone app. To develop this guide, we have used the official Google application. However, the process is similar for all makes and models. The first step is to access the phone settings.

Google Phone Settings

Next, click on Calling accounts.

Call accountsCall accounts

Select the SIM card where you want to apply the forwarding.

Select SIMSelect SIM

Tap on GSM call settings to enter the operator settings.

GSM settingsGSM settings

Tap on Call forwarding to continue.

Call ForwardingCall Forwarding

On the next screen, you will have four options. Always forward enables call forwarding at all times. When busy Y When unanswered they activate it if you are busy or do not answer. By last, When unreachable apply forwarding when you reject the incoming call. Select the option that suits you best, according to your preferences.

Call forwarding optionsCall forwarding options

Finally, enter the phone number to which calls should be sent and tap on Turn on.

Enable forwardingEnable forwarding

Immediately, the call diversion will be activated. If you want to deactivate it, repeat the steps mentioned above and click, in this case, on Turn off.

How to divert calls using codes

If the previous method has not given you the expected results, you should know that it is possible to activate any type of call diversion by means of codes. These usually consist of one or more symbols, mainly the pound sign (#) and the asterisk

, and a numbering.  To enter them, you must use the phone application, as shown in the following image.Enter the code

Enter the code

Then tap the call button. Next, we show you the codes according to the operator.

Movistar

    Diversion for all calls:
  • To activate: ** 21 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 21 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 21 #

    Diversion only if you are busy (communicating):
  • To activate it: ** 67 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 67 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 67 #

    Diversion if you do not answer the incoming call:
  • To activate it: ** 61 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 61 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 61 #

    Diversion only when you are not without coverage:
  • To activate: ** 62 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 62 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 62 #

Vodafone

    Diversion for all calls:
  • To add the destination number: ** 21 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 21 #

    Diversion only if you are busy (communicating):
  • To activate it: ** 67 * XXXXXXXXX #

    Diversion if you do not answer the incoming call:
  • To activate it: ** 61 * XXXXXXXXX #

    Diversion only when you are not without coverage:
  • To activate: ** 62 * XXX XXX XXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 62 #

Orange

    Diversion for all calls:
  • To add the destination number: ** 21 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 21 #

    Diversion only if you are busy (communicating):
  • To activate it: ** 67 * XXXXXXXXX #

    Diversion if you do not answer the incoming call:
  • To activate: ** 61 * XXX XXX XXX # SECONDS #

    Diversion only when you are not without coverage:
  • To activate: ** 62 * XXX XXX XXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 62 #

If you want to disable all shipments, dial ## 002 # in the phone app.

Amena

    Diversion for all calls:
  • To activate it: ** 21 * + XXXXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 21 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 21 #

    Diversion only if you are busy (communicating):
  • To activate it: ** 67 * + XXXXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 67 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 67 #

    Diversion if you do not answer the incoming call:
  • To activate: ** 61 * + XXXXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 61 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 61 #

    Diversion only when you are not without coverage:
  • To activate: ** 62 * + XXXXXXXXXXX # TIME (5-30 seconds) #

  • To deactivate: ## 62 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 62 #

O2

    Diversion for all calls:
  • To activate: ** 21 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 21 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 21 #

    Diversion only if you are busy (communicating):
  • To activate it: ** 67 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 67 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 67 #

    Diversion if you do not answer the incoming call:
  • To activate it: ** 61 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 61 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 61 #

    Diversion only when you are not without coverage:
  • To activate: ** 62 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 62 #

  • Consult diversion: * # 62 #

Jazztel

    Diversion for all calls:
  • To add the destination number: ** 21 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To activate: ** 21 *

  • To deactivate: # 21 #

  • Delete the active number: ## 21 #

    Diversion only if you are busy (communicating):
  • To add the destination number: ** 67 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To activate: ** 67 *

  • To deactivate: # 67 #

  • Delete the active number: ## 67 #

    Diversion if you do not answer the incoming call:
  • To add the destination number: ** 61 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To activate: ** 61 *

  • To deactivate: # 61 #

  • Delete the active number: ## 61 #

    Diversion only when you are not without coverage:
  • To add the destination number: ** 62 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To activate: * 62 #

  • To deactivate: # 62 #

  • Delete the active number: ## 62 #

If you want to delete all detours

use: ## 002 #

Pepephone

    Diversion for all calls:
  • To add the destination number: ** 21 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 21 #

    Diversion only if you are busy (communicating):
  • To activate it: ** 67 * XXXXXXXXX #

    Diversion if you do not answer the incoming call:
  • To activate it: ** 61 * XXXXXXXXX #

    Diversion only when you are not without coverage:
  • To activate: ** 62 * XXX XXX XXX #

  • To deactivate: ## 62 #

Masmovil

    Diversion for all calls:
  • To add the destination number: ** 21 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: # 21 #

    Diversion only if you are busy (communicating):
  • To activate it: ** 67 * XXXXXXXXX #

    Diversion if you do not answer the incoming call:
  • To activate it: ** 61 * XXXXXXXXX #

    Diversion only when you are not without coverage:
  • To activate: ** 62 * XXXXXXXXX #

  • To deactivate: # 62 #