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Set a speed dial

by Adam Marks Thu, 24 Jun 2010 3:05 pm EDT

Setting a Speed Dial is a great way to quickly call up to 23 of your most common contacts. Once set, all you need to do is open the keyboard and press one key on the keyboard to access that number. Keep reading after the break to learn how to set these speed dial entries.

In the example below, we will assign the "J" key to call Jon Rubenstein’s mobile number:

  1. Open the contact for which you want to set the speed dial
  2. Swipe down from the top-left corner to bring up the Application Menu and choose “Set Speed Dial”

Set Speed Dial

  1. If there are multiple phone numbers, you will be presented with a list to choose which number to set as the Speed Dial
  2. You will then be presented with the list of all available keys to assign a speed dial. Just select the Speed Dial key that you want to assign. 
    • You can not select the E/1 key (automatically assigned to Voicemail), the Z/* key or the B/# key. All other letters are available 
    • If you select an already-set Speed Dial, you will get a pop-up asking if you want to override your existing setting
  1. Once you return to the contact, you will see that the Speed Dial has been assigned to that number

Speed Dial set

  1. Close out of the contact card

Now, to call the contact, just go to Card View or open the Launcher.  With the keyboard, press the letter you just assigned (J, in the example above). The screen will show your Speed Dial on the top of the screen. Just press the  key or tap on the contact on the screen. This will launch the Phone app and call your contact

Call Speed Dial

Note that if you set a speed dial for any keyboard key that also has a number (e.g. R/2 T/3, D/4, etc), you can also open the Phone app and then press-and-hold that number to call your contact.

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