We use the phone application daily to call people. However, we are rarely interested in the features offered by the application. We are here to help you.
In this article you will find the 18 best hints, tips and hidden features of the Google Phone app that will come in handy.
1. Copy number
We all know that keeping the text in any application will copy it. The text can be a number, an email identifier or something else. The same is true in the Google Phone app. That is, wherever you see a number, just tap it and you can copy it to the clipboard. It also works when the keyboard is open.
In addition, you can copy numbers directly from the Recent screen where you see the names of contacts. So, you do not have to open the contact to copy the number. Long press the contact and select Copy Number.
2. Edit the number before dialing
Typing the number would call him directly. If you want to edit the number before dialing, long press on it in the Phone application and select Edit number before the call. You will be brought to the keypad to edit the number.
3. Reduce the call
When you are in communication, pressing the Home button will not disconnect the call and will not push the call interface in the background. Instead, it will be replaced by a floating bubble. You can move the bubble by dragging it. You can even end the call or hide the bubble by dragging it to the available options while holding it.
4. Find nearby places
The Google Phone app comes with a little Google search directly into the app. You can search for coordinates of places near your location. All you have to do is type the name of the company in the search box and the appropriate results will be displayed.
However, to use this feature, you must enable nearby places in the settings. To do this, open the Google Phone app, tap the three-dot icon at the top and select Settings.
Navigate to nearby places and activate it on the next screen. You must also grant permission to use the site. Then close the application and use the search in the application to find the places.
5. Find the contact name from the keyboard
In addition to using the search bar to search for names and contact numbers, you can also search the names of contacts from the keyboard. The feature should be used the same way we used to type on feature phones.
Open the keyboard and type the initials of the contact's name. For example, if you search for George, you must type the numbers 4367, where the number 4 represents G, 3 is E, 6 is O, and so on. You will see the associated results above the keyboard. Tap on the name of the contact to call him.
6. View call history of a contact
The Google Phone app groups the call history of a contact. To view it, tap the contact's name in the Recent screen. Then press the History button.
7. Delete the full call history of a contact
There are two ways to do it. First, tap and hold the contact on the Recent screen and select Delete. This will delete all logs from the call history of that particular contact.
Otherwise, tap the contact and tap History.
Then tap the three-dot icon at the top and select Delete History from the menu.
8. Delete a record from the contact's call history
To do this, check the contact's call history as shown above. Then in the call history screen, swipe left or right to delete the recording.
9. View call history
The Phone application does not allow you to manually filter the call history based on dialed numbers, rejected numbers or received calls, as they are present in other phone applications. dialing. And by default, it groups the records of the call history.
However, an option is available that allows you to unlink the call history so that you can view them separately by date. You can also see the missed calls separately. To do this, tap the three-dot icon at the top and select Call History from the menu.
You will find two tabs – All and Missed. Under All, you will find the record of the ungrouped call history. Press Missed to view missed calls.
10. Delete all records from the call history
If you want to delete all call history records, tap the three-dot icon on the Call History screen. Tap Clear call history.
11. Voir la carte de contact
Lorsque vous appuyez sur le nom du contact sur l'écran Récents, trois options s'affichent: appel vidéo (ou ajout d'un contact), message et historique. Et si vous voulez voir les détails du contact? Pour cela, appuyez sur l’image de contact du numéro sur l’écran Récents. Vous serez dirigé vers la fiche de contact où vous pourrez la modifier et voir le numéro de téléphone, les comptes liés, etc.
12. Ajouter des contacts aux favoris
L'application Téléphone ne prend pas en charge l'ajout de personnes à la numérotation abrégée. Vous devez les ajouter aux favoris pour les appeler rapidement. Il y a deux façons d'ajouter des personnes aux favoris.
Dans la première méthode, accédez à l'onglet Favoris de l'application Téléphone et appuyez sur le bouton Ajouter.
Alternatively, tap on the contact picture of the person on the Recents screen. Then hit the star icon. You can do that from the Contacts app too.
13. Reorder Favorites
To change the position of people added in Favorites, long-press, and hold the contact. Then drag it to the new position.
14. Remove People from Favorites
For that, long-press the contact in Favorites. Then, tap on Remove.
15. Access Frequently Dialed Contacts
Just below the favorites section, you will find the frequently dialed contacts. They are different from favorites since they are populated automatically depending on the details of the contact you call often. You can add a person to favorites from this list too. For that, tap on the contact name and choose Add favorite.
16. Message Quickly
Instead of opening the messaging app first, you can directly message someone from the Phone app. For that, tap on the contact name on the Recents screen or in Frequents and then hit the Message button.
17. Block Unknown Callers
Besides blocking individual contacts, you can stop receiving calls from all unidentified callers in the Phone app. For that, you need to go to the app settings > Blocked numbers. Enable Block calls from unidentified callers.
18. Enable Dark Mode
If you are a fan of dark mode, this app supports it too. To enable it, go to the app settings from the three-dot icon. Then, tap on Display options. Enable Dark theme.
Not for Everyone
We hope the above tips and tricks for the Phone app will help you in your daily lives. If you like the features offered by the Google Phone app, sadly, you can’t do much if you are on a non-stock Android phone. That’s because the app is only available on stock Android phones. You cannot install it on other phones.
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