How to set up Call settings on Android phone

Last Update date : Dec 30. 2020

Android mobile device has a variety of call options. Some of the typical options are Blocking numbers, Call alerts and ringtones, Answering and ending calls, Quick decline messages, and Call display while using apps.

Before you try out below recommendations as to your solution, be sure to check if your device's software is updated with latest version. Please check how to update your mobile device's software in following order. 

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Blocking unknown/hidden numbers

You can block unknown/hidden numbers and new phone numbers.

Step 1. Open the Phone app > tap More options (three vertical dots) > tap Settings.

Step 2. Tap Block numbers > switch on Block unknown/hidden numbers.

Step 3. You can add phone number if you wish to block.

How to block numbers

Call alerts and ringtones

You can set call alerts, ringtones, vibration pattern, and keypad tones.

Step 1. Open the Phone app > tap More options (three vertical dots) > tap Settings.

Step 2. Tap Call alerts and ringtones.

Step 3. Adjust Call alerts and Ringtones and keypad tones.

How to set call alerts

Answering and ending calls setting

Step 1. Open the Phone app > tap More options (three vertical dots) > tap Settings.

Step 2. Tap Answering and ending calls.

Step 3. Adjust answering and ending calls options.

How to set answering and ending calls

Quick decline messages setting

You can send a message while declining an incoming call.

Step 1. Open the Phone app > tap More options (three vertical dots) > tap Settings.

Step 2. Tap Quick decline messages.

Step 3. Edit Quick decline messages.

How to set quick decline messages

Call display while using apps setting

Control how incoming calls appear when you’re using other apps.

Step 1. Open the Phone app > tap More options (three vertical dots) > tap Settings.

Step 2. Tap Call display while using apps.

Step 3. Select among Full screen, Pop-up, and Mini pop-up.

  • Keep calls in pop-up: After calls are answered, keep them in the pop-up. 
How to set call display while using apps

Note: Available settings and screens may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and device.

 

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