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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Direct Call Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Some features in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge work by utilising the proximity sensor, one of which is the direct call feature. When this feature is enabled, you can easily call the contact whose call log, message or contact details are currently displayed on the screen by bringing your phone near to your ear.


How to enable or disable the direct call feature?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Advanced features and then tap it.
Tap Direct call.
Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable the direct call feature. When the switch turns blue , means this feature is enabled.


How to use the direct call feature?
As the example, we'll use this feature when viewing a contact's log by using the following steps:
Open the Phone app.Tap Log tab.
Tap a call log of a contact you want to c…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Answer or Reject Call Using Voice Commands in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has several features to let you easily answer or reject calls in any condition, one of which is by using voice commands. It can be an alternative way if you can't answer or reject calls by pressing the physical button or touching the on-screen icon.


How to enable voice commands to answer or reject call?
You can turn this feature on by using some methods. As the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: from the phone app and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From the Phone app
Open Phone app.Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.Tap Answering and ending calls.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Using voice commands to the right to enable it. The switch turns green when it's enabled.

Method #2: From the settings menu
While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.Scroll down to the Personal section and then tap Accessibility.Tap…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use Direct Call in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Direct call is a feature in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that works by utilizing the proximity/light sensor. When you bring your phone near to you and the sensor is covered with an object(in this case, your ear), your phone will automatically call a contact whose call log, message or contact details is currently displayed on the screen without you have to touch the call icon.


How to enable the direct call feature?
You can turn this feature on by using the following steps:
While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.Scroll down to the Device section and then tap Motions and gestures.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Direct call to the right to enable it. The switch turns green as a sign that the direct call feature is enabled.

How to use the direct call feature?
When the direct call feature is enabled, you can use it to easily call a contact whose call log, message or contact details is …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Use Speed Dial Feature in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Speed dial is a feature available in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge which will let you assign a contact to a speed dial number so you can easily call the contact simply by long pressing the assigned speed dial number in the keypad.


How to assign a contact to a speed dial number?
You have to assign a contact to a speed dial number before you can call that contact using the speed dial feature. As the example, we'll assign a contact to a speed dial number by using the following steps:
Open Phone app.If the keypad is hidden, tap at the bottom right corner of the screen to show the keypad.Tap More at the top right and then select Speed dial.Tap + Add contact in the required speed dial number. Select the required contact you want to assign to the selected speed dial number.The selected contact has been assigned to the selected speed dial number.To assign more contacts to speed dial numbers, repeat from the step #4. FYI, you can assign up to 999 contacts to your speed dial numbers.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use the Easy Call and Easy Message Feature in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

While viewing your contacts list in the Contacts app, in the call logs, in the frequently contacted list and in the conversation list in the Messaging app in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, you can use the easy call and easy message feature so you can easily send a message or make a call to a contact simply by swiping left or right across the contact.


How to enable the easy call and easy message feature?
You can turn this feature on by using the following steps:
Open Phone app.Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Swipe to call or send messages to the right to enable it. The switch turns green as a sign that the easy call and easy message feature is enabled.
How to use the easy call and easy message feature?
As the example, we'll try this feature while viewing contacts list in the Contacts app by using the following steps:
Open Contacts app.Send a message to a contact:
Swipe across a contact from the right to the left. Type your own message and…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Add a Wait Into a Contact in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has two features that can help you to call number with extensions with more easily: pause and wait. If a pause will set your phone to wait for 2 seconds before dialing the extensions number once the call is answered, while a wait will set your phone to wait your action before dialing the extensions number. By adding a wait into a contact, once the call is answered, a pop up with the extensions will appear to ask you whether you want to dial the extensions number now. This pop up will remain on the screen until you decide to dial the extensions number or cancel it. Given the function, you can use a wait if you're going to call somewhere that requires you to listen to the entire automated message before you can select any menu or extension.


How to add a wait into a contact?
As the example, say that you're going to call your friend whose phone number has extensions. The regular phone number is 1234567899 and the extension is 231. You can add a wait and the exten…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Automatically Call Contacts with Extensions in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If you often make a call to a contact whose phone number has extensions, instead of entering the extensions number manually each time you call him, you can make it simpler by setting your phone to automatically call the extensions. All you have to do is by adding a pause or a comma(,) after the regular phone number and then add the extensions number. By doing this, once the call is answered, your phone will wait for 2 seconds before dialing the next set of the extensions number after the pause or comma(,).


How to add a pause into a contact for auto dialing extensions?
As the example, say that you're going to call your friend at his company. Your friend's company phone number is 1234567899 and the extensions is 231. You can set your phone to automatically call the extensions by adding a pause and the extensions number after the regular phone number by using the following steps:
Open Contacts app.If needed, tap the Contacts tab to view your contacts list.Tap the required contact.…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Hide Caller Identification in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, Samsung Galaxy S4 uses the default network settings to display your caller ID in outgoing calls. However, in case you want the other parties whom you call can't see your phone number (and your name if they have added your phone number in their contacts lists) in their phones and make it shows up as a private number, then you have to set the option to control the caller ID in your phone to hide or block your caller ID for outgoing calls.


How to hide or block the caller ID for outgoing calls?
You can access the option to hide your phone number in outgoing calls by using two different methods: from the Phone app settings and from the general settings menu.


Method #1: From the Phone app settings
Open Phone app.Tap the Menu key and then select Call settings.Tap Additional settings.Tap Caller ID and then select Hide number.Now, your caller ID will be hidden in outgoing calls and let you make private calls.

Method #2: From the settings menu
On home screen, tap the Menu key and th…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Make a Call in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Making a call is a basic function of a phone thus no wonder if all of the phones always provide a stock Phone/Contacts app to their users so that they can make a call to the required contact with ease. In Samsung Galaxy S5, you're provided with various methods to make a call, ranging from the common methods to the advanced ones.


How to make a call?
Actually, there are various methods that can be used to make a call to the required contact, but in this post we'll learn how to make a call with 6 different methods. each of them has their own advantage so that you can use the one that best suit your need.


Method #1: Entering the number
It's the most common method that you can use to make a call to those you have added to the contacts app or those you have not. See the following steps to do so:
Open Phone app.If necessary, tap Keypad tab.Enter the phone number you want to call to. While you're entering the number, you will see prediction above the entered number. You can eithe…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Set Home Button to Accept Calls and Power Button to End Calls in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 provides you with various ways to answer or end calls, one of which is by pressing the physical button. In this phone, you can set the home key to accept calls and the power key to end calls. It definitely will be a similar way you used to do when you were still using a feature phone or an old smartphone.


How to answer an incoming call with home key?
You have to enable the option to allow you using home key to answer calls. See the following steps to do so:
Open Phone app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Tap Call.Tap Answering and ending calls.Check the box next to Pressing the Home key to enable this option.Now, when an incoming call is received, you can pick it up by pressing the home key.

How to end an active call with power key?
You have to enable the option to allow you using power key to end active calls. See the following steps to do so:
Open Phone app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open…