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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set Call Forwarding

With the Samsung Galaxy S3 you can use a variety of technologies and useful features inside it. You can make a call with this phone in several ways, such as: use the regular way, use easy call features or use the direct call motion-based feature. By set direct call feature on, then your phone will automatically make a call on the phone number being displayed on its screen when you hold your phone to your ear.

See also: How to Enable and Use Direct Call on Samsung Galaxy S3

With this phone you can also set the call forwarding function to forward incoming calls when your phone number is busy or is not active. This course it will very useful if you are using a lot of interacting with a phone call and you do not want to missed the important one.

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How to setup call forwarding?
As written on, you can do this with ease directly on your phone. Kindly following the simple steps below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll down until you find Phone, then tap on it.
  3. Tap on the Menu.
  4. On the pop-up menu, tap on Call settings.
  5. Here scroll down until you find Call forwarding, then tap on it.
  6. Tap on the required option, such as Voice call.
  7. Here you can determine which option would you use to call forwarding, for example Always forward, Forward when busy, Forward when unanswered or Forward when unreachable.
  8. After you select the option you want to use, enter the phone number to call forward.
  9. Tap on Enable button.
  10. Finish. Now call forwarding has been activated on your phone.

Well, it's easy and simple to do. Now after you know how to set call forwarding on your Galaxy SIII, you do not have to worry about missed an important call. So, try this useful feature then share your experience here through the comment below :)


  1. my phone is missing the call forward option is this possible to forward calls without it??

    1. Hi T Bee,
      Thanks for coming.
      What carrier are you using now? Did you use verizon version? I've find on some forum that the verizon's user confirmed that they have no call forward option on the phone. If you're verizon user, you can control call forwarding by using the code. Here are the code:
      - To enable call forwarding, dial *72 followed by 10 digit number you wish to forward to, then press Send.
      - To disable call forwarding, dial *73 then press Send.
      Hope this helps :)

  2. Hey thanks that works for me

    1. Hi Frank,
      Thanks for coming.
      Glad to know it works for you :)

  3. i am not able to make a call is showing call forwoding active how can i change it

    1. Hi Vicky Kashiwala,
      Thanks for coming here.
      I've just done some researches for your issue and I found some of S3 users out there also experienced this issue. The problem finally can be resolved by setting the caller ID with network default. You can do so by opening Phone app> tap the Menu key then select "Call settings"> tap "Additional settings"> tap "Caller ID" and then select "Network default".
      Other way, you can also try to call your provider and ask their helps to fix this issue because it seems it's a provider-related problem.

  4. You'll find it under ADDITIONAL SETTINGS.

    1. Hi Shojaa Irtaish,
      Thanks for coming and share your thought here.
      And yes, you're right. We can find Call forwarding under Additional settings in Phone app.

  5. DEAR ALL,

    1. Hi Mewded Degu,
      Thanks for coming.
      Seems I have missed one step. I really sorry for that.
      To find the Call forwarding options, open the Phone app> tap the Menu key and then select "Call settings"> tap "Additional settings"> tap "Call forwarding" and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the settings.

  6. In some phones this feature is locked so how do you unlock it?

    1. Hi Adeptus Tech,
      Thanks for coming.
      I think if this feature is locked then it's a carrier/provider-related issue therefore I believe that your provider should be able to help you :)

  7. Hi,

    cal forwarding > always
    Does that work even if the phone is switched off?

    1. Hi Judelai,
      Thanks for coming.
      Yes, it does. If you have enabled Always forward, all incoming calls will be forwarded to the second number when your phone is switched off.

  8. I tried so many times to activate call forwarding, but after I enter the number I want to redirect calls to, I get a error message: Unexpected response from network. Please help!!


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