What Does Call is Waiting Mean

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Call is Waiting

Another feature that is similar to the call waiting features is the call is waiting notification that some people will receive when trying to call someone. The call is waiting notification has been the subject of some confusion.

This guide will help you better understand the circumstances that could cause the call is waiting notification to be displayed. The information in this guide will also help you better understand some of the other common questions people have regarding the call is waiting notification.

What Does Call is Waiting Mean

Simply put, the call is waiting notification indicates that another person is currently trying to call the person that you are currently attempting to call. When two different connection attempts are being processed at the same time, this will cause your phone to display that call is waiting notification and your call will not be completed.

Your call will likely fail or be sent to voicemail if another incoming call is being processed at the same time you are calling. You will be placed on a sort of hold, indicating that the person you are trying to call is currently unavailable but can still be left a voicemail.

That being said, the rest of this guide will cover some other common questions regarding the call is waiting notification as well as detail the methods that will allow you to enable or disable this notification setting.

Does Call Is Waiting Mean Blocked?

Call is waiting does not mean blocked. If you are able to receive the call is waiting notification after attempting to call someone, this means that your call was attempted and during the process was met with another connection attempt from someone else, causing the notification to be displayed.

If you were blocked by the user, the call attempt would not be made, and no part of the connection process will have been undertaken. This makes it unlikely that you have been blocked if you are receiving the call is waiting notification because to receive it, you will first need to be allowed to contact the user and attempt a connection.

Call is waiting is merely an indication that someone is available for calls but is currently receiving a phone call from someone else. This does not mean that you are blocked in any way.

If you are blocked by a user, none of your call attempts will be connected and you will not have access to the notification letting you know that your call has been received but is on hold due to another call the person is currently having.

Being blocked by a user totally restricts your calling access to the person who has blocked you. When you are blocked, most of the calls that you attempt to the person who has blocked you will fail. You will not hear a ringing noise nor will you be directed to voicemail if the call is not completed.

Not being sent to voicemail is the most concrete indicator that you have been blocked by a user. As previously mentioned, as long as you are able to call the user and receive the call waiting notification, you are most likely not blocked.

How to Activate Call Is Waiting

The method for activating the call is waiting features for your phone will depend on what type of phone you have. For iPhone users, you will first need to navigate to your phone’s Settings menu. From the Settings menu, you will need to enter into the Phone submenu.

In the Phone submenu:

You will see the Call Waiting tab. Enter into the Call Waiting tab and there you will find the option to enable Call Waiting. Once you have enabled Call Waiting, all calls that you receive while on the other line with someone will be met with a call is waiting notification.

For Android users:

You must first click the Phone button to open up the menu. Once you have clicked the Phone button, you will need to click the More option. The More option will bring up the Settings menu.

Enter in the Settings menu and continue into the More Settings/Complementary Services menu. In the More Settings/Complementary Services menu you will find the option to enable Call Waiting.

Once you have done this all of your incoming calls will be notified to you even while on the other line with someone.

You will need to make sure that these settings are set correctly on your phone to reflect the desired effect. Users who have call waiting enabled on their phones will allow people who call them to receive the call is waiting notification, indicating that you are available for a call but on the other line.

It is generally good practice to enable the call waiting settings on your device so that you do not risk missing important phone calls. Most people have the call waiting settings active on their devices automatically, as most phones come with the setting already enabled.

How to Disable Call Is Waiting

The method for disabling the call is waiting features for your phone will depend on what type of phone you have. For iPhone users, you will first need to navigate to your phone’s Settings menu. From the Settings menu, you will need to enter into the Phone submenu.

In the Phone submenu, you will see the Call Waiting tab. Enter into the Call Waiting tab and there you will find the option to enable Call Waiting. Once you have enabled Call Waiting, all calls that you receive while on the other line with someone will be met with a call is waiting notification.

For Android users, you must first click the Phone button to open up the menu. Once you have clicked the Phone button, you will need to click the More option. The More option will bring up the Settings menu.

Enter in the Settings menu and continue into the More Settings/Complementary Services menu. In the More Settings/Complementary Services menu you will find the option to disable Call Waiting. Once you have done this all of your incoming calls will not be notified to you while on the other line with someone.

You will need to make sure that these settings are set correctly on your phone to reflect the desired effect. Users who have call waiting disabled on their phones will not allow people who call them to receive the call is waiting notification, indicating that you are available for a call but on the other line.

There are some reasons that one might not wish to receive calls while on the other line with a user. In this case you should use the steps below to help you turn off these settings so that you will not be able to receive calls while on the phone.

How to Stop Call Is Waiting From Showing When You Call Someone?

To disable the call is waiting feature, you will need to disable the call waiting feature. The method for disabling the call is waiting features for your phone will depend on what type of phone you have.

For iPhone users, you will first need to navigate to your phone’s Settings menu. From the Settings menu, you will need to enter into the Phone submenu.

In the Phone submenu, you will see the Call Waiting tab. Enter into the Call Waiting tab and there you will find the option to enable Call Waiting. Once you have enabled Call Waiting, all calls that you receive while on the other line with someone will be met with a call is waiting notification.

For Android users, you must first click the Phone button to open up the menu. Once you have clicked the Phone button, you will need to click the More option. The More option will bring up the Settings menu.

Enter in the Settings menu and continue into the More Settings/Complementary Services menu. In the More Settings/Complementary Services menu you will find the option to disable Call Waiting. Once you have done this all of your incoming calls will not be notified to you while on the other line with someone.

You will need to make sure that these settings are set correctly on your phone to reflect the desired effect. Users who have call waiting disabled on their phones will not allow people who call them to receive the call is waiting notification, indicating that you are available for a call but on the other line.

Final Thoughts

This guide has provided you with all of the information that your need to better understand the call is waiting notification. When a user receives the call is waiting notification after attempting to call someone, this indicates that they are currently on the phone or receiving a call at the same time that you are trying to contact them.

Users who you call and receive this message from have their call waiting features enabled on their phones. This feature comes stock on all modern cellphones and can allow users to better keep up with the people that are attempting to contact them over the phone.

You should use the information provided in this guide to help you properly enable or disable the call waiting features on your device. Keep in mind that if you have the call waiting feature disabled on your phone then people who call you while you are on the other line will have all of their calls directed to voicemail.

Call waiting is useful because it allows you to see incoming calls even while currently engaging in a current call. Without the call waiting features enabled, you will not be notified of someone calling you unless they choose to leave a voicemail.

This can cause you to miss important calls. You should consider turning on the call waiting features on your device unless you have a good reason not to. This guide can help you ensure that the settings are correct to reflect your call waiting preferred settings.

Briley is a freelance writer and has been writing for over 10 years. The former journalist now content writer currently writes for Techzillo and focuses on consumer tech in general. His main interests include video games and consumer technology. He also writes for websites such as Lifewire, and Digital Trends. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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