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Old December 29th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to make a call with just one command

I hate to make a phone call with an android. I need to press 4 or 5 symbols on the screen before the phone finally calls my friend.

There must be an easy way to call people, for example when driving? Voice control is not an alternative (too hard to get the device to understand...).

One thing which would remove one step, is to remove the option to always choose between voice call, video call and sms? I want to make a voice call directlyg without a question?

What are my options?

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Hello and welcome!
What device do you have and what Android version is it on?
On some devices, you can create a "contact shortcut" on one of your homescreens to call a contact. I know that doesn't help for all your contacts as there would be X amount of shortcuts for X amount of contacts.
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There might be other ways that others may know too
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It is a Samsung Galaxy III Mini, with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
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Can you longpress on the home screen to bring up a menu, then select "shortcuts", then an option for a contact or "direct dial"?
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With Jelly Bean, I have been using the Direct Dial widgets, which are stackable. You can create each one (on your home screen, for example,) in alphabetical order and drag each on top of the other. Then when you want to make a call, tap on the widget , tap on who you want to call, and away you go. Pretty slick really.
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