“Call Forwarding” setup on iPhone – what a stupid user interface design…

I’m using call forwarding a lot on my iPhone — every day after I left the office I forward calls to my voice mail, and next morning I cancel this forwarding. Also, in periods where I’m on-call I forward calls to my fixed line as soon as I arrive home, and I cancel this forwarding when I leave home so that I can be reached on my cell phone again…

Ok, here’s the thing I’m complaining about: When you want to enable call forwarding, you need to move the Call Forwarding switch from OFF to ON. This immediately enables call forwarding without giving you the chance to enter the number you want calls to be forwarded to. So if you’re frequently changing call forwarding destinations a lot as I do you will often end up setting a wrong destination for a short while until you have clicked the Forward to field and updated the destination phone number.

And, what’s really lame, you still cannot select a number from your phonebook as the destination, you have to manually key in the destination number — I already complained about that two years ago, and Apple still hasn’t fixed this in iOS 6.1.3. Unbelievable for the self-proclaimed leader in usability, Apple! My first cell phone 15 years ago could do that already…

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