Introduction: The phone app on Galaxy S23 is for you to make calls (both voice and video). There is also a shortcut (dedicated panel) to Contacts so that you can manage contacts without using the Contacts app. In addition to placing and receiving calls, you can also customize the app a lot. For example, you can set Call Background for individual contact.

Make or answer voice and video calls.

Making calls

  1. Open the Phone app and tap Keypad.
  2. Enter a phone number.
  3. Tap Untitled to make a voice call, or tap    video call       to make a video call.
Phone app on Galaxy S23
  • More options.
  • Add the number to the contacts list.
  • Search for a contact.
  • Preview the phone number.

Making calls from call logs or contacts list

Open the Phone app, tap Recents or Contacts, and then swipe to the right on a contact or a phone number to make a call.

If this feature is turned off, tap menu iconSettings → Other call settings, and then tap the Swipe to call or text switch to turn it on.

Using speed dial

To set a number to speed dial, open the Phone app, tap Keypad → menu iconSpeed dial numbers, select a speed dial number, and then add a phone number.

To make a call, touch and hold a speed dial number on the keypad. For speed dial numbers 10 and up, tap the first digit(s) of the number, and then touch and hold the last digit.

For example, if you set the number 123 as a speed dial number, tap 1, tap 2, and then touch and hold 3.

Making an international call

  1. Open the Phone app and tap Keypad.
  2. Touch and hold 0 until the + sign appears.
  3. Enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then tap Untitled.

Receiving calls

Answering a call

When a call comes in, drag receive calls outside the large circle.

Rejecting a call

When a call comes in, drag reject call outside the large circle.

To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the Send message bar upwards and select a message to send.

To create various rejection messages, open the Phone app, tap menu iconSettings → Quick decline messages, enter a message, and then tap add.

Blocking phone numbers

Block calls from specific numbers added to your block list.

Open the Phone app, tap menu iconSettings → Block numbers, and then select contacts or phone numbers to save in the blocked numbers list.

When blocked numbers try to contact you, you will not receive notifications. The calls will be logged in the call log.

Note to Galaxy S23 owners: You can also block incoming calls from people that do not show their caller ID. Tap the Block calls from unknown numbers switch to turn the feature on.

Options during calls

  • Add call: Dial a second call. The first call will be put on hold. When you end the second call, the first call will be resumed.
  • Hold call: Hold a call.
  • Video call: Switch to a video call.
  • Bluetooth: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
  • Speaker: Turn speakerphone off or on. When using the speakerphone, keep the device away from your ears.
  • Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
  • Keypad / Hide: Open or close the keypad.
  • Untitled : End the current call.
  • Untitled : During a video call, switch to a voice call.
  • Untitled : Set the device to change the angle and zoom automatically by recognising and tracking people during a video call.
  • Untitled : During a video call, lock the screen.
  • Effects: During a video call, apply various effects.
  • Untitled : During a video call, change the screen ratio.
  • Camera: During a video call, turn off the camera so that the other party cannot see you.
  • Switch: During a video call, switch between the front and rear cameras.
Note to Galaxy S23 owners:

Some features may not be available depending on the carrier or model.

Other Galaxy S23 Online User Manual pages

Pages also in this part:

List of all pages of Galaxy S23 Online User Manual:

You may check other Galaxy S23 guides organized in the following 4 sections.

  • Galaxy S23 new features guides. Galaxy S23 new features guides explain the new features of Galaxy S23 and show you how to use them.
  • Galaxy S23 how-to guides. Galaxy S23 how-to guides show you how to use and customize Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra to meet your needs.
  • Galaxy S23 camera guides. Galaxy S23 camera guides show you how to use Galaxy S23 camera features to shoot the best photos and videos with the top-notch camera system in Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra.
  • Galaxy S23 accessories guides. Galaxy S23 accessories guides explore useful Galaxy S23 accessories and show you how to use them to protect your phone or increase your productivity (or fun).

Besides, you can read and download (in PDF format) the official Galaxy S23 user manual.

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