Adding a Pause or Wait to a Phone Number in Contacts

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In this Blind Vet Tech Quick Guides and Tutorials podcast, we demonstrate how to add a pause (aka comma) or wait (aka semicolon) to a phone number in Contacts. Any smart phone may preform a similar trick where a comma or semicolon means pause or wait while dialing a number from your contacts list.
Here is how to insert a pause or wait in iOS with Voice Over if you are using the onscreen keyboard.

  • Open a contact where you are dialing a number requiring an access code or numerical prompt system
  • Press the Edit button in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Double tap on the field where you insert the phone number
  • After typing in the phone number, determine if you need to insert a pause (aka comma) or a wait (semicolon)
  • Press the shift button, visually it contains a few symbols like plus and number sign,
  • Find the pause (aka comma) where the 4 button previously was located
  • Find the wait (aka semicolon) where the 6 button previously was located
  • Note: The pause will insert a brief pause into the dialing sequence so multiple commas may be required. The wait inserts a break in the dialing, so you will have to press a button in the in call options screen to continue entering the numerical sequence.

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