Questions tagged [calls]

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Phone call app is now just a black screen during calls (proximity sensor is working fine)

For the past few days, both for incoming and outgoing calls, the call app shows nothing but a full black screen, so I can't hang the call, push numbers, mute call, turn on speaker, etc. But the calls ...
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WhatsApp voice call bug: not able to be heard when app is in the background

I have a Pixel 7 and am fully up to date with any software updates and WhatsApp version. Recently, I have been having an issue with WhatsApp audio/voice calls. During the call, if I try going to the ...
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Incoming calls from a contact are involuntarily blocked

Recently, I don't get any notifications about a call from a contact. The only thing I see is that the call has been blocked when I look into the caller list, see image. Please not the 🚫 Icon under ...
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Why does the Android no disturb mode says that only some calls and messages are allowed even though I thought I allowed all calls and messages?

I thought I configured Android no disturb mode so that I would be notified of any calls and messages I may receive: However, it says that only "some calls and messages" are allowed: Why?
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WhatsApp Call Lowers Media Volume

The volume of the media I'm trying to watch is automatically lowered when I enter a WhatsApp call. The position on the slider does not change so it appears to be the correct volume, but it is ...
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Incoming calls end immediately after being answered (phone hangs up as soon as call starts)

I have a Motorola Moto E (2020) (model number XT2052-1) running Android 10 (build number QPGS30.82-141-17). Recently, it started ending incoming calls as soon as I answer them: when the phone is ...
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How to make a phone allow calling even if I haven't unlocked it since boot

Is there any way to make an Android phone allow calling arbitrary numbers even if I don't unlock it on boot? I have root privileges, if that helps. And yes I understand the security implications etc.
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How to change output from call to media?

I call on Discord a lot and for a while was able to trick (I'd play a voice message and pause it before it ended) my phone into thinking the call was coming from a media source, so it would use media ...
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Galaxy S10e phone call quality on receiver's end poor, but otherwise all is fine

When making a phone call on my Galaxy S10e (Exynos), the audio for the receiver is quite low, chopped and sounds a bit like being underwater. I've confirmed this with echo test calls - it always ...
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"Do not disturb" mode with caller profiles (e.g. switch favorites)

I need the "Do not disturb" mode modificated with caller profiles (e.g. switching user definded favorite settings). This to enable something like caller groups in single and mixed ...
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How can I have an Android tablet to dial an Android cell phone to make calls?

I would like to initiate a cellular call from an Android tablet. When doing so, I want to do so without touching the phone. Additionally, I am wondering about using the tablet as a headset with a ...
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Auto voice reply when someone calls you?

I'm looking for a way to have something reply instantly when the number gets called. Hopefully, the reply will be randomized based on 10< available replies, but any starting point is fine. I'd ...
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Add phone number and note in Samsung Galaxy A72

My Samsung Galaxy A72 phone can add "notes" to phone numbers in my call log that do NOT have a contact associated with them. I want to add a lot of numbers to my block list and add notes to ...
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How to detect if an outgoing call is answered in Android 13?

On Motorola Edge 30, the system setting for this is not working. Interestingly, I found a GitHub issue that suggests this might be a bug in Android 13. Is there a workaround or a reliable way to ...
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What could cause outgoing phonecall audio to fail?

My Moto G6 Play runs Android 9. Some time in the last year or so (I don't make a lot of phone calls) people started telling me they couldn't hear me, or only very quietly, when I called them. It's not ...
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How can I use my BLU M10L Plus tablet 4G LTE as a phone using the SIM phone number?

How can I use my BLU M10L Plus tablet 4G LTE as a phone using the SIM phone number? I am unable to find the phone and messaging system on my tablet.
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Make an old Android into a mobile device to answer calls away from desk [duplicate]

We got a new stationary Bluetooth phone system at work with no headsets. Is it possible to make my old Android into a mobile device to answer calls away from my desk?
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WhatsApp audio calls fail to connect

I recently bought a second-hand Nexus 6 running Lineage OS 18.1. Everything working great with one exception: WhatsApp reproducibly fails to establish audio calls with the error: Couldn't place a ...
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Android Auto noise during phone call

After the last update, my Android phone stopped interfacing correctly with the Android Auto infotainment system during phone calls. To be more specific, it is impossible to make or receive a phone ...
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Is there any app that can accept incoming calls and play a voice message using Text To Speech?

I used to use an app that could do exactly that. When a person would call, the app would accept the call, enable the loudspeaker, and play a voice message aloud using text-to-speech. Meaning, the app ...
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Unable to make calls, but MMS/USSD and SMS works [duplicate]

I am running a Moto G Stylus 2021. Currently, I am not able to make any phone calls, not even access my voicemail. I am though, able to receive phone calls and make and receive text messages and use ...
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Block calls for many time ranges in the 24 hours

I have Xiaomi Poco F3 running on Android 13, fully updated. I know my relative is aging fast in the last few months, so we normally call each other 4 to 7 times a day. TODAY: I visited her at 11:20. ...
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Use bluetooth headphones as input only during call

When I make a phone call or video call on my Android phone, can I use my bluetooth headphones/headset only as a microphone (audio input) but not as the audio output device? Instead, I want the audio ...
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Wifi calling keeps getting turned off, how can I fix this?

I need wifi calling for making calls when I'm inside. However in the settings menu it keeps getting turned off and I don't know why. I have Tasker but none of the tasks should be touching the setting. ...
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Prevent person-on-call from hearing YouTube audio playing on my device

I would like to know why can a person hear videos playing from my Android while on call with them? How can I prevent this?
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How to allow making and receiving calls & texts using SIM card on tablet? [duplicate]

I have an Android tablet without a telephone app. I can put in a SIM card and use the data on it. I also want to use the phone number from the SIM. When somebody calls my SIM card (mobile number), it ...
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How to unlock Android phone when someone is calling, without picking up?

When someone is calling, a round slider appears at the bottom of the screen and I have to slide down to reject or slide up to pick up. The slider appears in the same place as the under-screen ...
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Disable proximity sensor on WhatsApp

My Xiaomi phone proximity sensor was broken, it is giving false result, most of the time it think it is blocked when it was not, and its value keeps changing. This affect phone call because the screen ...
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How to set contacts to show different names based on through which SIM (SIM1 or SIM2) the call is received?

I want my Android phone to show a name (for example, Daniel) when a call is received through SIM-1 and a different name (for example, Jon) for the same mobile number when a call is received through ...
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Bluetooth terminates calls

My Samsung S9 terminates phone calls or streaming when I turn off connected device. How do I stop this happening? Its most annoying when I park my car abd have to call back due to disconnection.
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Keep dial pad open during call. Proximity sensor NOT activated

I often keep my phone on speaker and muted away from my face. The screen goes completely blank after 10 seconds. This makes it very difficult to unmute and unspeaker myself if I need to say something. ...
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How to block a contact on WhatsApp based on local time?

I am trying to avoid getting WhatsApp calls from specific people who live on the other side of the world - when it's daytime for them, it's nighttime for me. Talking to them about it hasn't helped. ...
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Phone doesn't ring or show a popup for incoming calls

My phone doesn't ring or show the on-screen popup when I receive calls. On incoming calls notification settings, it shows "~1 notification per day," so this may be related. When I switch the ...
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Can I use my BLU M8L Plus tablet to make calls using my SIM minutes? [duplicate]

I currently have to use my BLU M8L Plus (4G) tablet as my phone but am unable to use my minutes to make phone calls. When I use WiFi or data to make calls, it sounds horrible and also not easy to get ...
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No microphone (one way, out) when first initiating a call with someone (Redmi Note 9S)

I've been experiencing strange behaviour when making calls with my Redmi Note 9S. Whenever I try to call someone or pickup a call from someone, if it's the first time I've called them in an unknown ...
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My phone was stolen and ended up in a prison,

My cell phone was stolen ended up in a prison, I have my email for Gmail, but they have changed my password and my security questions, I had to change my phone number because when I reported it stolen ...
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How to adjust ring volume on built-in speaker separately from ring volume on headphones?

Currently, if I receive a call, it rings in both my (wired) headphones and out of my built-in speaker. I don't want rings to ever come out of my built-in speaker. I only want to hear rings in my ...
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How Link to Windows (Android application) call forwarding works when Google has added so many obstacles to call recording on Android?

Today, I bumped into Microsoft's Link to Windows Android application, which supports that it has a call forwarding feature so you can make and answer calls from a Windows computer. A few days ago I ...
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How long and where Android 10 keeps phone logs

I found my phone logs in com.google.android.dialer/databases/annotated_call_log.db. It covers only 4 months period. Is there other phone logs in Android 10?
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LG V60 Thin - Incoming calls sometimes show a square Answer, sometimes round Answer button? Why?

On my LG V60 Thin, Android 11, and I have Google Voice enabled, and Google owns my cell number. (I expect it is related to this). When someone calls me, and my phone is almost always on Mute ringer, ...
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No audio during call

I just upgraded from Oreo to Pie, and calls are not working. Everything else is perfect. Completely mute: I can't hear anyone, and no one can hear me. Not even voicemail works Whatsapp call works ...
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How can I configure Android so that the phone rings when I receive a phone call while in "do not disturb" mode?

I tried to check allow all notifications: However, after saving it, it gets unchecked again. It works fine for other applications. How can I configure Android so that the phone rings when I receive a ...
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Weird case, only internet working, calls and messages are stopped

My mobile is Moto G4 Play and has a Jio Reliance SIM in it. I am receiving full mobile networks and I am able to browse internet. But, I cannot receive any calls and messages. I cannot make any call ...
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Calls go through even when notifications disabled

I disable all notifications in app notifications menu and text notifications do not show, as intended, but calls go through... no notification is shown when someone calls, but the call sound rings. So ...
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How can I make two concurrent phone calls?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 11. How can I make two concurrent phone calls? Goal: calling 2 different numbers in 2 separate calls.
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How can I allow incoming calls to only vibrate when I have Do Not Disturb turned on?

Currently, Do Not Disturb fully disables incoming calls, or only shows a silent notification. How can I just make it cause calls to vibrate when I have Do Not Disturb turned on? My real goal: I do ...
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How to set or change a phone number programmatically?

I know how to get or read a phone number. But how to set or change one? I want to change it in such a way that other application installed on my phone would read it as a custom number that I had set. ...
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Is it possible to deactive vibration and ringtone for a call by a certain/specific number?

I would like to deactivate the ringtone and vibration, when a certain/specific number is calling me. Is this possible?
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How can I configure Android so that the alarm emit some sound when I'm on hold on a call?

I use Android 11 with pixel 6. By default, the alarm doesn't emit any sound when I'm on hold on a call. How can I change that? Example of alarm ringing silently while a call has been put on hold:
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Pick up phone call with voice

I am disabled (quadriplegic) and therefore cannot press the answer and hang up buttons on my smartphone to answer a phone call. On my Samsung S6 EDGE phone (Android 7), there is a function in the ...
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