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General auto dialing contact shortcut

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  1. jfolliard

    jfolliard Well-Known Member
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    newbie to the S4 - on my Razr I could set up a shortcut on my home page which when tapped automatically dialed the number without an extra step. Can this be done on the S4?

    Thanks.

    Jack
     

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  2. Rukbat

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    Long-press a blank spot. Shortcuts. Direct dial. Choose the number you want that icon to dial.
     
  3. jfolliard

    jfolliard Well-Known Member
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    That's what I tried but the drop down menu options, after long pressing a blank spot on the home screen, are Set wallpaper, Apps and widgets, Folder and Pages. No shortcuts or direct dial options. I must be missing something
     
  4. Podivin

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    You'll find "Direct Dial" under the widgets.
    Long press blank spot on home screen > widgets > direct dial. It will then ask you which contact you want to use, if that contact has more than one phone number it will ask you which one to use.
    A similar process works for Direct Message, for those folks whom you often text.
     
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  5. jfolliard

    jfolliard Well-Known Member
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    thanks! I knew there had to be a way!

    Jack
     

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