How to Use Another App While on a Phone Call with Your iPhone

Switching to another app while you're on a call is easy, and it's just as easy to get back to your call.

When you’re on the phone with someone, you can still use other apps. Let’s say you’re talking to a friend who needs another mutual friend’s number. You can stay on the phone with them while you visit your contacts to find the information. It’s a simple tip but one that will be forever useful. Here’s how to use another app while on a phone call with the iPhone.

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Related: How To Redial a Phone Number on Your iPhone

Using another app during a call won't end your call, and you can easily return to it. Better yet, if it's a video FaceTime call, you can do Picture in Picture so you can still see the video of the person you're talking to. 

  1. Make a call. Once you’re on the phone, swipe up from the bottom of your screen (iPhone X and later) or press your Home button (iPhone 8 and earlier).

  2. From your Home screen, select an app.

  3. When you’re done, tap the green bar at the top of your screen to return to the phone call.

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