Galaxy S9 - Enable the Direct Call Feature (SM-G960W)

Last Update Date : Mar 19. 2019

Direct Call

Why dig through your contacts when you have Direct Call? Just hold the phone up close to your ear and the contact whose message or contact detail is on the screen will be dialed. It’s really that easy.

Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Enable Direct Call

Set the device to make a voice call by picking up and holding the device near your ear while viewing message or contact details.

1 From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Advanced features.
4 Navigate to and touch Direct call.
5 If required, touch the slider to turn on Direct call (this feature is activated by default).
Galaxy S9 - How do I enable the Direct call feature on my Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)?

The “Direct call” feature is not available anymore if your device has been updated to Android version 9.0 (Pie). It has been replaced by the “Lift to wake” feature, which allows to turn your screen on (to the Lock screen) when you raise your phone. If you add biometrics to your lock screen, you might be able to turn the screen on and unlock the device by lifting your device and looking at it.

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