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How to Use WebEx on iPhone or iPad

Updated on June 21, 2012
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Max holds a BS in Mass Communications from SIU and an MA in Communication from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

The Cisco WebEx app lets you join or start WebEx meetings directly from your iPhone or iPad. As a result, you can keep up with a busy meeting schedule even when you're on the move. The only thing you can't do with your iPhone or iPad is share your screen with other people in the meeting; you can only view the shared screens of other people in the meeting.

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Open the WebEx meeting invitation and copy down the meeting number.Tap the WebEx app to open it.This screen appears briefly while the app is opening.Tap "Join by Meeting Number" in the lower-right corner.Enter the meeting number.Tap "Join Meeting."This screen appears until the host arrives.The hosts screen appears as soon as he shares it.Tap the icon featuring a silhouette of two people at the bottom of the screen to view a list of the meeting participants.Tap the information icon to open a screen displaying the meetings dial-in information for a conference call.Minimize the WebEx app, open the Phone app and then call the conference number.Minimize the Phone app and then expand the WebEx app.You can now view the WebEx on your iPhone and be dialed in at the same time.Tap the arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen and then tap "Leave" to leave the meeting.
Open the WebEx meeting invitation and copy down the meeting number.
Open the WebEx meeting invitation and copy down the meeting number. | Source
Tap the WebEx app to open it.
Tap the WebEx app to open it. | Source
This screen appears briefly while the app is opening.
This screen appears briefly while the app is opening. | Source
Tap "Join by Meeting Number" in the lower-right corner.
Tap "Join by Meeting Number" in the lower-right corner. | Source
Enter the meeting number.
Enter the meeting number. | Source
Tap "Join Meeting."
Tap "Join Meeting." | Source
This screen appears until the host arrives.
This screen appears until the host arrives. | Source
The hosts screen appears as soon as he shares it.
The hosts screen appears as soon as he shares it. | Source
Tap the icon featuring a silhouette of two people at the bottom of the screen to view a list of the meeting participants.
Tap the icon featuring a silhouette of two people at the bottom of the screen to view a list of the meeting participants. | Source
Tap the information icon to open a screen displaying the meetings dial-in information for a conference call.
Tap the information icon to open a screen displaying the meetings dial-in information for a conference call. | Source
Minimize the WebEx app, open the Phone app and then call the conference number.
Minimize the WebEx app, open the Phone app and then call the conference number. | Source
Minimize the Phone app and then expand the WebEx app.
Minimize the Phone app and then expand the WebEx app. | Source
You can now view the WebEx on your iPhone and be dialed in at the same time.
You can now view the WebEx on your iPhone and be dialed in at the same time. | Source
Tap the arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen and then tap "Leave" to leave the meeting.
Tap the arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen and then tap "Leave" to leave the meeting. | Source

To Join a WebEx Meeting

  1. Install the Cisco WebEx Meetings app developed by Cisco from the App Store to your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Open the email you received that contains the information for the WebEx meeting. Within that email there will be a meeting number that's nine digits long. Write this number down.
  3. Tap the "WebEx" app.
  4. Tap "Join by Number" in the lower-right corner of the home screen of the WebEx app.
  5. Input the nine-digit number in the blank field at the top of the Join by Number screen using the number pad on the lower half of the screen and then tap the green "Join Meeting" button. A small black "Connecting" box appears in the middle of the screen. Eventually, the home page of the meeting your joining loads. This page contains the name of the meeting, host and meeting number. This page appears until the host of the meeting begins sharing his screen or turns the meeting over to someone who's sharing their screen. At that point, you'll see that person's screen on your iPhone or iPad screen.
  6. Tap the icon featuring the silhouettes of two people at the bottom of this screen to display other meeting participants.
  7. Tap the "I" icon in the lower-right corner to bring up a screen that displays call-in information. If you need to dial in to a conference number, press the "Home" button to minimize the WebEx app and then tap the "Phone" icon and dial in to the phone number called out in the WebEx app.
  8. Press the "Home" button twice quickly to bring up a list of apps running in the background on your device.
  9. Tap the "WebEx" app to bring it back to the forefront. You can now listen to the call-in number and view the WebEx.
  10. Tap the screen icon on the bottom of the screen at any time to return to the home/presentation screen.

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Tap the WebEx app.This screen appears briefly as the app launches.A list of your upcoming meetings is displayed by date, with the most recent being listed first.Tap the name of the meeting you want to start, then tap "Start Meeting."Designate someone else to be the meeting leader if you want them to share their screen.
Tap the WebEx app.
Tap the WebEx app. | Source
This screen appears briefly as the app launches.
This screen appears briefly as the app launches. | Source
A list of your upcoming meetings is displayed by date, with the most recent being listed first.
A list of your upcoming meetings is displayed by date, with the most recent being listed first. | Source
Tap the name of the meeting you want to start, then tap "Start Meeting."
Tap the name of the meeting you want to start, then tap "Start Meeting." | Source
Designate someone else to be the meeting leader if you want them to share their screen.
Designate someone else to be the meeting leader if you want them to share their screen. | Source

To Start WebEx Meeting

  1. Tap to open the WebEx app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. A list of your upcoming meetings is displayed by date, with the most recent being listed first.
  3. Tap the name of the meeting you want to start. The Info window appears for that particular meeting.
  4. Tap "Start Meeting." Because you can't share your Apple device's screen during the WebEx, you'll have to designate someone else to be the meeting leader if you want them to share their screen. You can do this by tapping the silhouette icon at the bottom of the screen to bring up a list of meeting participants. Hold your finger against the Cisco WebEx ball for a few seconds and then drag the ball and hold it above the name of the person you want to lead the meeting. Remove your finger from the screen to make that person the meeting leader so he can share his computer screen with everyone. The rest of the controls are outlined in the To Join a WebEx Meeting section.

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    • aich profile image

      aich 4 years ago from Cat House

      This is great. I use a lot of WebEx at work and find that it is a great application for meetings and doing presentations. I never use the mobile apps for meetings but they're great for messaging.

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