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Making a call with Quick call

When the screen is off and HTC One (M8) is in sleep mode, easily make a call by just swiping and using voice commands.
Important:
  • This feature may not be available in all languages.
  • Make sure to select the Swipe down to turn on voice dialing option in Settings > Display & gestures > Motion Launch gestures.
  • If you've set a screen lock with credentials, you'll be asked to provide your credentials first before you can make the call.
  1. Lift the phone in portrait orientation.
  2. Immediately swipe down from the top half of the screen.
  3. When you see the microphone icon on the screen, hold the phone close to your mouth, and then say "‍Call"‍ and the contact name. For example, say "‍Call Jennifer"‍.
  4. You can then do one of the following:
    • If there are several contacts with the same first name, say the full name of the contact you want to call.
    • If a contact has several phone numbers, you'll see the following:

      1.[full name] Home

      2.[full name] Mobile

      3.[full name] Work

      Just say the item number of the one you want to call. For example, say "‍2"‍ to call the second one.

      Or say the full name and type of phone number as shown on the screen. For example, say "‍Jennifer Singer Mobile"‍.

    • If you're asked to confirm, say "‍Yes"‍ or "‍No"‍.
    • To cancel the call, say "‍Cancel"‍.

Bypassing the screen lock for Quick call

If you've set a screen lock with credentials, you can set HTC One (M8) to skip the security screen so you can immediately place calls with Quick call.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Display & gestures or Display, gestures & buttons.
  2. Tap Motion Launch gestures.
  3. Select the Swipe down to turn on voice dialing option, and then select the Bypass Security screen option.
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