How to Activate Call Waiting Function on Android phones

The Call Waiting function on Android phone has greater importance as it lets you know someone is calling while you are busy on another call. If you have activated the Call Waiting feature, you will hear a beep tone when you are using your phone and another caller dials your number. Also, you can place the existing call on hold and answer the second call, so you will never miss an important call.

On most Android smartphones Call Waiting feature is activated by default, however, if this feature is not working on your phone, follow the simple guide given below. The guide is for Android KitKat, however, it is identical with other Android versions.

First Method:

1. Tap Phone app and then tap the Option menu (tap three vertical dots)

2. Now, tap Settings option to get the Call settings.

3. In call settings, scroll down to see “Additional Settings” option and tap on it.

4. Check the Call waiting option and you are good to go.


Second Method:

You can also enable and disable Call Waiting option by simply dialing MMI codes.

1. Open phone dialer and dial *43# to activate call waiting feature on your Android phone.

2. Dial #43# to deactivate call-waiting feature on your Android phone.

3. You can check the status by dialing the MMI code *#43#

Hope this guide will help you activate call-waiting feature on your Android smartphone. Leave your views in the comment section below.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Vijay

    Sep 1, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks it’s working in MI 4

  2. Huawei G8

    Jul 16, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    It works for Huawei G8 but not Vivo V3 Max. How? Please help

    • Kannan

      Jul 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      Usually this feature will be enabled by default.

  3. simha

    Jun 21, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    superb, thank you

  4. Kumail Changezi

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you.


  5. Gireesh Njattuvetty

    May 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm


  6. Ashwini S

    May 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    very helpful:)

  7. sunil shukla

    Mar 23, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    *43# this best options for call waiting active superb i happy

  8. Ysc

    Dec 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

    How keep call waiting of gsm or cellular phones while internet calla (whatapps, skype) going on.

  9. ammu

    Dec 17, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    it didnt work plzz give another tips

    • Kannan

      Dec 18, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Usually this feature will be enabled by default. Tell me the phone make and model

      • Anand

        Apr 4, 2017 at 11:16 am

        It is not work for Moto g turbo any other tricks

      • Vivo V3 Max User

        Jul 16, 2017 at 8:43 pm

        It is not working on Vivo V3 Max. Please help

  10. Aman Yadav

    Dec 12, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Hello…I am yureka plus user….I have installed Cm12 manually…..I have resolved many issue…..but still facing is conference call….as it shows”can’t switch calls” and goes back to current call……neither it hold the call…..shows same error…please help…..big fan of cyanogen… able to use full features of my device…

  11. Dinu

    Nov 24, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    This is not working on my MOTO G single SIM

  12. vipin

    Oct 3, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    its really works..thank you

  13. ravishankar

    Sep 26, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    It is not working on my LYF LS 5502 phone. I get error Network error. Please help.

    • Kannan

      Sep 27, 2016 at 7:44 am

      Call waiting function is already enabled in LYF phones. We have checked it (the second option) and could not any any issue

  14. Khan

    Sep 19, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    IMS UT EXCEPTION error pls give the solution

    • Kannan

      Sep 19, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      You may contact your carrier for the fix

  15. Naga sai

    Sep 15, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Yes it’s working,thank you

  16. Bassu

    Sep 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Its working for me, in my YU Yuphoria

  17. Sandeep mohanty

    Aug 25, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Thank u so much

  18. Nitu

    Jul 9, 2016 at 2:07 am

    It worked. Thanks

  19. Vinod

    Jul 5, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Awesome… !! It worked on my Vibe P1.

  20. Rajes

    Jun 28, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Yes working thank you

  21. Manhas

    May 18, 2016 at 11:10 am

    It worked thanks for crisp info.

  22. A$h

    May 16, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Thank u so much

  23. Jiya

    May 5, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Thanks so much

  24. harendra

    Feb 26, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Thank u s much

  25. dilip

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:09 am

    it’s not working…because of waiting is on but beep in not sound. so i have not idea if any one cell me or not……

  26. Rizwan

    Feb 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks a lot who’s help out from this problem i was really tens about my problem i got Lg mobile in there no option for call waiting since i bought now i dial this code my call service is activated it’s a miracle for me thanks buddy.

  27. Harish

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    thank u so much….

  28. Praveen

    Jan 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm works…..thncalot

  29. Immo

    Jan 3, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I have one problem dude…i have activated call waiting option on my samsung s6 edge but my question is if i call someone & they are on another call…how would i know that? I mean iam not getting any notification tht other number is engaged already…got my point?

  30. swarup vvm

    Dec 27, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Thank u. *43# worked.

  31. swathy

    Nov 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Thank u …worked great!


    Nov 22, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    It worked very well for me. Am Thankful.

  33. Clark

    Nov 17, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    mmi code worked instantly. thanks a lot.

  34. DD

    Nov 3, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    MMI worked well…I got to youe page after trying myself many times…thank info in right time.

  35. Harpreet

    Oct 31, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Not working

    • jaisri

      Jul 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Not working in my intex cloud 4G star…what is the problem?

  36. vinay

    Oct 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Great working wow

  37. ankit

    Oct 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    wawww…its worked on ma Moto G…i have visited many of the website but not got this type of simple and succesfull answer…thankssss……

  38. Lee

    Oct 7, 2015 at 2:03 am

    MMI code worked great! Recently brought a Wileyfox phone but no option to turn on call waiting.Thanks.

  39. angieeee

    Jun 25, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Yes!! it worked on my samsung galxy s5! I had been at my wits’ end for days wondering why i did not have the feature already preinstalled

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