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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Direct Call in Android 4.4 Kitkat

In the Samsung Galaxy SIV, you'll be allowed to do an activity by using several methods, ranging from the manual to the automatic one. For instance, when you want to make a call, aside from calling the phone number manually, you can also set the device to make a voice call automatically by picking up and holding your phone near your ear while you're viewing call, message or contact details. You can do so by enabling the direct call feature that you can find under the motion menu.


How to enable or disable the direct call feature?
Below are the steps to do so:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap My device tab.
  3. Scroll down to find Motions and Gestures, and then tap it.
  4. Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Motion to the right to enable this option and then allow you to access all motion options available under this menu.
  5. Tap Motion.
  6. Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Direct call to the right to enable this option.
  7. Now, you're ready to use this feature.

How to use the direct call feature?
Once the direct call feature is activated, now you can use it to call the contact whose log, message, or contact details are currently displayed on the screen with ease by bringing the phone near to your ear.


While opening a message in the Messaging app
  1. When you have a new message notification, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap the notification of the new message to open up the message. Or, you can access all of your messages by opening the Messaging app and then tap the required message from particular contact.
  2. Once the message is opened, bring the phone near to your ear.
  3. The phone will automatically call the contact whose message you're opening.


While viewing a call log
  1. When you have a missed call notification, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap the notification of the missed call to bring you to the call log screen. Or, you can access all of your call logs by opening the Phone app and then tap Logs tab.
  2. Tap the required call log from particular contact.
  3. Once the call log is opened, bring the phone near to your ear.
  4. The phone will automatically call the contact whose log you're viewing.


While viewing a contact details
  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Tap the Contacts tab or the Favourites tab or the Groups tab.
  3. (Tap the group name first if you've selected the Groups tab before) Tap the required contact name.
  4. Once the contact detail is opened, bring the phone near to your ear.
  5. The phone will automatically call the contact whose details you're viewing. If the contact has more than one numbers, then the phone will call the first or the default number.

In my opinion, this feature is great because it allows me to make a call to the contact currently displayed on the screen with ease without touching the screen. And the best part of it is that this feature doesn't need a lot of power to run, so you don't need to worry about your battery life while this feature is being enabled on your phone.

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