How to use two phone numbers for calls, messages and data on your iPhone


Like other Smartphones, now iPhone is also available in Dual SIM. Apple added Dual SIM feature in the latest series of iPhone that includes iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR feature. The devices have Dual SIM facility with a nano-SIM and an eSIM. An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to enable a mobile data or voice plan from your carrier without having to use a physical nano-SIM. You may use these two SIM cards for business and personal purposes with different voice and data plan. If you are wondering how to use two phone numbers for calls, messages and internet on your iphone, here we will provide you some simple steps to do that.

How to specify the number to use on your iPhone?

When you call any person from your contacts list, you need to select the number to make call. Your iPhone makes the call using the number that you used the last time you called that contact. If you are calling someone for the first time, your iPhone uses the default number. Moreover, if you want to specify any number, you may do it by following the below given steps:

  • On your iPhone, tap the contact.
  • Select “Preferred Cellular Plan.”
  • Tap the number you wish to use with that contact.




How to make or receive calls with either phone number?

When you are on call, an incoming call on your other number will go to voice mail, if Voice Mail is configured with your service provider. Moreover, you will not be notified about the missed calls on the secondary number. In order to avoid missing calls, you may enable call forwarding to forward calls from one number to the other.

How to switch phone numbers for a call on your iPhone?iM

In order to select phone number before making call, you may follow the below given steps:

  • If you are calling someone in your favorite list, tap on the information button.
  • Tap the current phone number and then tap your other number.
  • If you want to call using the keypad, enter the phone number.
  • Tap the phone number mentioned on the top of the screen.
  • Now, choose the number you wish to use.

How to select the phone number send messages and iMessages?

You may switch phone numbers to send messages and iMessages from your iPhone by following the below given steps:

  • Select Settings > Messages on your iPhone.
  • Tap “iMessage & FaceTime Line.”
  • Choose the phone number you wish to use.




  • Moreover, you may also switch numbers to send SMS/MMS, open Messages.
  • In the top corner of the screen, tap on the “New” button.
  • Enter your contact’s name, tap on the current phone number and then tap the number you wish to use.

Now read: How to enable or disable Attention Aware features on your iPhone X, XS, XS Max and XR


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