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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Assistant Plus Feature in the Stock Phone/Contacts App in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

One of the apps that is supported by the assistant plus feature is the stock Phone/Contacts app. Thus, you can enable the assistant plus feature for the Phone/Contacts app so that you can easily access to some frequently used options or places in this app, e.g: edit contact, delete contact, add or remove contact from favourites, view call logs, view contacts list, etc.


How to enable the assistant plus feature for the stock Phone/Contacts app?
Assuming that you have enabled the assistant menu feature, you can easily turn on the assistant plus feature for the stock Phone/Contacts app by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, tap the assistant menu icon
    and then select Settings to quickly go to the settings menu for the assistant menu feature.
  2. Tap Assistant plus.
  3. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable this option. The switch turns green when it's enabled.
  4. Check the box next to Phone/Contacts to enable this option.
  5. The assistant plus feature for the stock Phone/Contacts app has been enabled.


How to use the assistant plus feature in the stock Phone/Contacts app?
When you have enabled the assistant plus feature for the stock Phone/Contacts app, you can use the following steps as the example of using this feature when you're using Phone/Contacts app:
I. While viewing your contacts list
  1. Open Phone/Contacts app.
  2. Tap the Contacts tab.
  3. Tap the assistant menu icon and you'll be provided with these additional contextual menu options:
    • Keypad : tap this option to open up the dial pad.
    • Logs : tap this option to go to the Logs tab and view all of your call histories.
    • Favourites : tap this option to go to the Favourites tab and view you favourite contacts list.
II. While viewing a contact's detail information
  1. Open Phone/Contacts app.
  2. Tap the Contacts tab.
  3. Tap the required contact to view its detail information.
  4. Tap the assistant menu icon and you'll be provided with these additional contextual menu options:
    • Add to favourites : tap this option to add the selected contact to your favourite contacts list.
    • Remove from favourites : if the selected contact has been added to your favourite contacts list, tap this option to remove the contact from the favourite contacts list.
    • Edit : tap this option to edit the selected contact.
    • Delete : tap this option to delete the selected contact.
III. While viewing your favourite contacts list
  1. Open Phone/Contacts app.
  2. Tap the Favourites tab.
  3. Tap the assistant menu icon and you'll be provided with these additional contextual menu options:
    • Keypad : tap this option to open up the dial pad.
    • Logs : tap this option to go to the Logs tab and view all of your call histories.
    • Contacts : tap this option to view your contacts list.
IV. While viewing your call logs
  1. Open Phone/Contacts app.
  2. Tap the Logs tab.
  3.  Tap the assistant menu icon and you'll be provided with these additional contextual menu options:
    • Keypad : tap this option to open up the dial pad.
    • Favourites : tap this option to go to the Favourites tab and view you favourite contacts list.
    • Contacts : tap this option to view your contacts list.
V. While in the dial pad
  1. Open Phone/Contacts app.
  2. Tap the Keypad tab.
  3. Tap the assistant menu icon and you'll be provided with these additional contextual menu options:
    • Logs : tap this option to go to the Logs tab and view all of your call histories.
    • Favourites : tap this option to go to the Favourites tab and view you favourite contacts list.
    • Contacts : tap this option to view your contacts list.

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