Learn to find key items on the dialer or Phone app: Favorites, Contacts, Call History, and the dial pad. Choose a favorite to dial their number. Use the address book app to dial a contact. Type a contact's name using the dial pad to browse contacts and quickly dial a number. Answer incoming calls. Use features during a call: speaker phone, mute, dial pad, hold, and add call. Disconnect when the call is over.
- [Instructor] The app on your phone that lets you use it as a phone is titled Phone. On some Androids it might be called Dialer. You'll find the app on the home screen, affixed to the favorites tray. Tap the icon to summon the phone app. The phone app's appearance can look different on various Android devices. The main parts you want to find are the dial pad, a list of recent calls, or the call log or history, a list of frequent or favorite contacts, and access to the phone's address book. In this phone app, the main screen shows favorite contacts, and then a tab shows the history, and another tab accesses the address book.
Tap the dialer pad icon to see the dialer pad. Several choices are available for placing a phone call. The easiest is to choose a favorite. If the contact has multiple numbers, choose one. Otherwise, the call dials. Likewise, you can summon any contact from the address book. Just tap their phone number and place the call. I'll switch back to the phone app. Well there it is.
Summon the dial pad, and tap out the number, just like in days gone by. If you make a mistake, tap the delete button to back up and erase. As you type the number, any matching contacts appear. Tap a contact to choose them and present their phone number. Otherwise, continue typing numbers. Tap the phone icon to place the call. And here's a tip. When you know the contact's name and not their number, you can use the dial pad's letters to tap out their name, such as Lynda LinkedIn Learning. L-Y-N-D.
Choose the matching contact from the list. Calls arrive on your Android phone whenever it's turned on. The phone app takes over the screen. This happens whether the phone is locked or unlocked, or even while you're using an app. Here, the phone is in use, so you'll see a notification about the incoming call appear. Tap the answer button, and then you'll see the call full screen. Now if the phone was locked, you would see this screen appear, and then you would have to slide an unlock button over to answer the call or to dismiss the call.
The call is connected, and now you start talking. Now while you're on the line, the phone app screen changes. Here you see the contact information, including a photograph, plus a timer, indicating the call's duration. Buttons allow you to access other features while you're on the line. For example, you can tap the speaker icon to put the phone on speaker. You can tap the mute icon to mute yourself, which is like putting yourself on hold. Tap the dial pad icon, so that you can use the key pad, to type 1 for English or work a voicemail system. The hold icon places the call on hold.
And the add icon is used to create a multi-person call, three party call. Please don't place your phone up to the ear, if you're going to use a speaker phone, as that could damage your hearing. To hang up when you're done, tap the red end call button. When you miss a call, you'll see a missed call notification. You can choose that notification to view information about the missed call, and return the call if necessary. Missed calls also show up in the history list, or call log. This shows all calls, whether they were sent, received, ignored, or missed. So to return a call you may have missed, simply select it from this list.
- Exploring basic Android operations
- Understanding the Home screen
- Connecting with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Managing apps
- Creating contacts
- Receiving and sending email
- Handling phone calls and accessing voicemail
- Browsing the web
- Taking photos and videos
- Getting directions and finding locations
- Making appointments and setting alarms and timers
- Managing file storage
- Extending battery life
- Monitoring data usage