How to make a phone call

Making a call back in the day was more difficult because you actually had to know people’s phone numbers and dial at least seven digits. Today, you could theoretically call a 10-digit number and press only three buttons.

  1. Find and tap the Phone icon on your home screen (the screen you see when you turn on your phone).
  2. Now you have two options: you can dial a number OR you can find a saved number in your contact list. 
    • To dial a number, tap the keypad icon, key in the phone number you want to call, then press the Phone icon to place your call.
    • To call a saved contact, tap the Contacts icon. Tap the first letter of the person’s first name. Scroll through the search results with your finger to find the person’s name. Tap their name once to reveal their contact info, then tap the “Phone” icon to place your call.
  3. When you’re finished your call, tap the EndCall icon to hang up.


  • If you get sent directly to voicemail or the phone only rings once, the person you’re calling is either on the phone or their phone is off.
  • If you’re calling another mobile phone and there’s no answer, your number or name will most likely come up on their phone as a “missed call” so they’ll know you called. You can leave a message if you want, but it’s not necessary. If you’re calling a landline, you should always leave a message if you don’t get an answer.
  • Your phone will save any number you call. So if you’re dialing a number and forget it, tap “Recents” or “Logs” to see it. From there, you can save it to your contacts and assign a name to it.