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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Make a Call

Make a call is the most common method used by the users to communicate with others. That's why most of smartphone available today--including with the Samsung Galaxy SIV-- provide a Phone app as one of stock app to facilitate the user when they want to make a call. In this phone, you can also make a call with several methods available.



Six methods to make a call
Well, there are 6 methods available that the user can do to make a call, either with or without using the existing features. You can see them below:
Method #1: Make a call from Phone app
This is the basic method usually used by the user to make a call. Here are the steps:
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Enter the phone number using the on-screen keypad. While you're entering the phone number, all the matching contacts will be displayed above the keypad. Tap the contact to display the complete phone number.
  3. Tap Call icon.
  4. Tap End call icon to end the call.

Method #2: Make a call from call log/call history
This method is best used to call back the recent calls or missed calls. Here are the steps:
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Tap Logs tab. All your call histories will be displayed here.
  3. Tap the desired contact you wish to call.
  4. Tap Call icon.
  5. Tap End call icon to end the call.

Method #3: Make a call from Contacts app
This method will allow you to easily call a contact that has been added in the Contacts app. Here are the steps:
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. Tap the desired contact you wish to call, or you can also search for certain contact by entering the contact's name or number in the Search field. All the matching contacts will be displayed. Tap the contact to display the contact details.
  3. Tap Call icon.
  4. Tap End call icon to end the call.

Method #4: Make a call using easy call feature
This feature will allow you to easily call a contact in Contact app simply by using a single gesture. Here are the steps:
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. Swipe the desired contact from left to the right.
  3. The phone will automatically dial the contact.
  4. Tap End call icon to end the call.

Method #5: Make a call using direct call feature
This feature will allow you to make a call to the contact detail currently displayed in the screen (in the message, call log, favourites, groups or Contacts app) by holding the phone near to your ear. First, you need to enable the direct call feature to be able to use this method. Here are the steps:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap My device tab.
  3. Tap Motions and gestures.
  4. Enable Motion by sliding the switch next to the option to the right.
  5. Tap Motion.
  6. Enable Direct call by sliding the switch next to the option to the right.
  7. Now open a detail call log, or open a message or open a contact detail which will display the phone number of certain contact.
  8. Hold the phone near your ear. The phone will automatically dialed the number currently displayed in the screen.
  9. Tap End call icon to end the call.

Method #6: Make a call using speed dial feature
This feature will allow you to assign up to 8 contacts to the speed dial key which will make you more easier and faster when you want to call them later. Long press the desired speed dial key and the phone will automatically dial the contact which you have set previously in the speed dial key.
See also: How to Assign, Edit and Use Speed Dial in Samsung Galaxy S4


By knowing all of methods mentioned above, now you can make calls using the method that best suits your needs.

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