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Automate Call Codes

Working on a virtual team means that my office is in my backpack and pocket. Many times I have meetings scheduled where I’m needing to dial in an audio conference tool with lots of numbers to add in. WebEx and GoTo Meeting are similar. Because I’ve got the world’s worst memory, I’m often frustrated trying to remember the 6-10 digit code to access the call. Many times I have to pull out my iPad or Mac to transcribe the numbers. 

I found a great shortcut in the July issue of Macworld. To simplify, here are the steps:

  1. Dial the number to get into the conference call from your calendar invite or email. Your iPhone does this automagically
  2. When you get to the end of the number you’re dialing, tap and hold the pound key until it turns to a semicolon
  3. Enter the passcode for the extension and add the entire number code

According to MacWorld, The next time you dial that contact or number, you’ll see a small button in the bottom left that reads, Dial with the code you entered; tap that to have Phone enter the code on the keyboard automatically.

Check out the entire list of iOS7 tips and tricks from Mac World

What tips do you have for circumventing the long number challenge of conference calls? Share your ideas in comments.

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