Your Google Pixel 4A can do a lot of things like play games, watch videos, take pictures, and much more.
But it’s still a phone, so you might occasionally need to make a call.
If you are new to the Android operating system, or mobile phones in general, however, then placing a phone call could be proving to be more difficult than you might have thought.
You can make a phone call from a Google Pixel 4A by tapping on the phone icon, touching the blue numberpad icon, typing the number, then tapping the Call button.
Once the call starts you simply need to hold it up to the side of your head to hear the other person and speak your part of the conversation.
Our tutorial continues below with more information on making phone calls, including some other items about the Phone app that you may need to know in the future.
How to Call Someone on a Pixel 4A
- Tap the Phone icon.
- Touch the blue square.
- Dial the number.
- Tap the Call button.
Our guide continues below with more information on making phone calls from a Pixel phone, including pictures of these steps.
How to Dial a Phone Number on a Google Pixel 4A (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A in the Android 11 operating system.
Step 1: Open the Phone app.
If you don’t see it on your Home screen (it’s the icon indicated in the picture below) then you can swipe up on your Home screen to open the app list, then scroll down and choose the “Phone” option from the list.
Step 2: Tap the blue square at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Dial the number, then touch the green Call button at the bottom of the screen to place the call.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about placing phone calls from a Google Pixel phone.
More Information on Making Phone Calls on a Google Pixel 4A
The steps above show you how to make a phone call from your device if you know the phone number of the person or business that you are trying to reach.
Note that as you type the phone number onto the dialpad you will see options at the top of the screen to:
- Create new contact
- Add to a contact
- Send a message
If the number you want to call is already a contact, however, then you can open the Phone app, choose the Contacts tab at the bottom of the screen, select the contact, then tap the Call button.
After you place or receive a call if it going to appear in the Recents tab in the Phone app. This is a good place to become familiar with as it will let you see the numbers that you’ve called or that have called you, as well as the times those calls occurred.
If you tap on a number in the Recents list you can call that number. If you long-press on a number you will see some other options as well, including the option to create a contact for that number if it isn’t already a contact, block the number if you don’t want other calls from it, and more.
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