Making a call on the Phone dialer screen
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Making a call on the Phone dialer screen

You can either dial a number directly, or use the Smart dial feature to search and call a stored contact or a number from your call history.

  1. On the Home screen, tap Phone.
  2. Begin entering the first few digits of a phone number or characters of a contact name on the phone keypad. The Phone dialer screen then displays a list of matching numbers and names.
    Tip: If you enter a wrong digit or letter, tap to delete it. To erase the entire entry, press and hold .
  3. Tap to close the phone keypad and to see if there are more matching numbers or contacts.
  4. To browse through the filtered list, flick through the list or slide your finger up or down the list slowly.
  5. To place a call, do one of the following:
    • Tap a phone number or contact from the list.
    • After entering a complete number, tap Call.
    • To call a different phone number associated with the contact, you can tap at the right side of the contact name. On the contact details screen, tap the number you want to call.
While dialing or when the call is in progress, the status bar displays the call in progress icon .

What is Smart dial?

The phone dialer’s Smart dial feature makes it quick and easy for you to place a call.

Simply enter the phone number or first few letters of the person’s name you want to call. Smart dial automatically searches and filters your contacts list (stored on your phone, SIM card, and online accounts such as Google Account and Exchange ActiveSync®) and the phone numbers from the call history.

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