Questions tagged [calls]

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Calls with speakerphone input and headphone output on Nexus One

I've searched and found several posts on various sites with this same problem but nobody offering a solution. I use my N1 in a car mount with music playing through my stereo with a 3.5 mm cable. When ...
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How do I completely mute the sound in phone calls?

I don't mean I want to mute the ringtone, and I don't mean I want to mute my own microphone. I want to mute the sound of the other person on the call. When I use the volume control during a call, I ...
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Make call remotely from one phone through bluetooth using other phone?

I have two mobile phones: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9305 with SIM card Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 I would like to  connect them with Bluetooth,  start my phone calls from Samsung Galaxy Note 3 remotely ...
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Allowing alarms to sound during calling states ( phone / skype / Discord )

How can I allow alarms to sound off while my phone is in a calling state? When I'm not in a call alarms sound as you'd expect them to. When I am in a ( Skype, Discord, Phone ) call the phone simply ...
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How can I boost the mic level of my Bluetooth headset?

When I make calls with my Bluetooth headset, often the person on the other end of the line complains that I am too quiet and it's difficult to hear me. How can I boost the level of my Bluetooth ...
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Calling causes freeze

I own a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, currently running Android 4.0.3 XWLP7, rooted. My problems however started even before rooting the phone. The problem is that whenever I try to call someone, there is ...
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Customizing the formatting of phone numbers

Mobile operators in Brazil have added a leading digit, but only for São Paulo numbers. Now, both landline numbers (in São Paulo and otherwise) and mobile numbers from other states have 8 digits, while ...
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Why does screen turn off when making calls on speakerphone?

This is not a proximity sensor issue. The proximity sensor works as expected during normal calls and speakerphone calls. This is not a screen timeout issue. The screen timeout is set to 10 minutes. It ...
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How can I prevent wireless tethering from being disabled when I receive a call?

I use my phone (a OnePlus 3 running the stock ROM and Android 7.1.1) as my primary internet connection. This means that I make heavy use of wireless tethering, especially for work. The trouble is, ...
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How to keep display always off during the call on HTC Sense 4.1 (Android 4.0.1)?

My wife has a problem with HTC Desire X (HTC Sense on Android 4.1) that during the call sometimes (in ~10% cases) the screens goes on for no reason. This cause phone calls to be canceled, loud speaker ...
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Can I increase the in-call volume of my microphone?

I have a Sony Xperia Active which is barely 2 months old and its in-call mic volume is really low. Is there any way I can increase the volume?
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Answer without unlocking in android 5.0

I recently upgraded my nexus 4 to android 5.0 (Via OTA update). Now, for some reason, when I get a phone call the screen is black and I have to press the power button ress/swipe the lock icon on ...
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find total incoming and outgoing time

I am using HTC WildFire, and what to find how long I have been talking on the phone since purchase? i.e., I want to find out, my total incoming and outgoing call duration
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No Vibrate During Calls

Is there a way to get my phone to not vibrate during calls? I want it to vibrate for various notifications when I'm not in a call, but it's a bit startling with my phone up to my ear. I've found a ...
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Unable to pick the calls after upgrading to Lollipop 5.0.2

Yesterday I got an update to upgrade my Micromax Yureka mobile to CyanogenMod 12 which upgrades the Android version to Lollipop 5.0.2. And since then I am unable to pick calls, as nothing gets ...
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Can apps completely take over sound I/O in calls?

I've done some searching but this is a pretty hard question for search engines. I need to know if an Android app itself can take full control of call sound I/O on calls to the PSTN. I've found "...
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How to enable audible alarms while making phone calls?

I often need to use a timer while making phone calls. No matter what timer I use they never play the alarm sound while you are on the phone, they simply emit a brief "beep" and vibrates (if the timer ...
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How to remove other apps icons (like Skype or WhatsApp) from contact and phone app?

I would like to keep Skype Mobile installed but get rid of its icons from contacts AND/OR from being asked whether I want to make a call to the contact through Skype or other similarly annoying ...
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Is it possible to handle cell phone calls through a Samsung Galaxy Player?

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. I was wondering if there was anyway to sync my cell phone to it via Bluetooth and then handle all of my calls and texts ...
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Cannot receive calls but can make calls on my tablet HCL ME Y2

I recently bought a HCL ME Y2 tablet with Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) installed. It has a SIM slot and when I use the Phone dialer (the blue phone icon app), I can make calls over GSM but when ...
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How to use my mac as a bluetooth headset?

My phone and the mac is already paired. What do i need to do next? I can't seem to find anything on the internet. I think the correct term would be to tether the phone call. Pretty similar to this one,...
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In-call speaker volume fixed too "low" while smartwatch connected via Bluetooth

When my smartwatch (a cheap noname MTK 6260A device probably running Nucleus (most likely a clone of the ZGPax S29), and controlled by the BTNotification app on my Android device) is connected to my ...
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How can I use external modem for voice calls on Android tablet?

My tablet doesn't support calling/messaging function by default and also it doesn't have an app for that by default. Is it possible? In my case I use Micromax Infinity P275 tablet and Huawei E1732 ...
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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 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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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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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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How to make calls ring (with sound) while messages vibrate?

This seems like a fairly basic thing but I'm having trouble nonetheless. I'd like my calls to ring (with sound) while messages vibrate (no sound). How do I do this? Setting sound mode to "sound&...
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Family Link always allow phone

I've been looking into this and reading articles for the last hour or so, and haven't come up with anything. The simple version of what I'm trying to do, is when my kids are grounded or at school that ...
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Hear myself in headset during call?

I have this issue when using earbuds. When I talk on the phone, since the buds are plugged into my ears, I can't hear my own voice and I find myself shouting. Is there a way to configure Android so ...
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android keep screen on while on call on Android 8.0.0

I guess I have a problem with the proximity sensor. The screen turns off when I start a call but it's impossible to turn it on again. The only option left is to hard restart the phone. I'm using ...
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Media volume is changed when on a phone call

I'm using Android Pie on a Samsung Galaxy S9 phone. I noticed if I set the media volume down all the way to mute it that the volume is turned up a bit only while on a call. If anyone is experiencing ...
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Using audio and mic from device used to answer phone

I have 2 bluetooth devices: 1. Wristband - which can also act as an earpiece 2. Bluetooth earphones with a mic. My wristband is always connected via bluetooth to my device, and my ear phones are ...
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Routing call audio to HDMI

I have samsung S5 running android marshmallow. I have connected it to my TV via hdmi cable. Whenever I make a whatsapp video call to S5, video is shown on TV but call audio comes only from phone ...
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Disable screen turn-off from proximity sensor during phone call on Android 7.1

This question has been asked before but the answers do not apply to the current android version (e.g. here is an answer for 2.3 and here is a question marked duplicate for that answer; I also tried ...
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Sony Experia E5 microphone only produces static when I talk

I noticed that in my last two phone calls noone was able to hear me talk. I tried to send a Whatsapp voice message. When I listened to it, I discovered that when I talk the only thing that can be ...
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Encrypting Phone Calls?

When we perform the system encryption on a device, can the calls be encrypted too?
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Can I track a deactivated cell phone that is using a textnow app through wi-fi?

My 16 year old daughter ran away 6 days ago with her 23 year old boyfriend who also happens to be a convicted child molester. She is using a textnow app on a deactivated cell phone she got from one of ...
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How to dial A, B, C, and D in a phone call?

Just out of curiosity, how do I dial A, B, C, or D in a phone call using an Android cell phone? When I open the phone app, I only see the keys in the first 3 columns, i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, *,...
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Can I DISABLE the lock screen bypass for incoming calls?

I use a pattern lock on my phone to prevent bumdialing. Recently I got a call when the phone was in my pocket, which I was only aware of when I later on took out my phone to look at it. I had ...
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Call a number on a website

Instead of having to highlight a number, copy, switch to call app, paste the number, and dial, is there a way to dial a number found on a website directly? I heard something about copyright issue with ...
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bad calls on custom rom on I9500

For quite some time of trying out various roms on my I9500, I've found out that on all of them I had a call issue, where the other person kept hearing himself twice (echo). I've tried today to flash a ...
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Outgoing call is not working after lollipop 5.0.1 update in Samsung Galaxy A5

I have updated my mobile from kitkat to lollipop. After I updated Outgoing call is not working on 2nd Sim. On First Sim am using IDEA(sim card) and on Second Sim am using AIRCEL(sim card). So from ...
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Using TTY on Android without requiring additional hardware

Is there any solution to use full TTY (text to text communication over regular telephone communication) from Android? Despite the fact that Android's default Phone app has an option for full TTY ...
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Phone call speakerphone/earpiece equalizer

Is there an application or tweak that will allow me to equalize Phone call audio coming out of the speaker/earpiece? Similar to how AudioFX equalizes for media audio?
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Mute/Unmute call from notification bar

I be on meeting calls for long hours. I usually mute/unmute call by pressing home and then use call app to mute. I want some app which can provide me functionality to mute /unmute using ...
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Loud speaker on my HTC One turns on almost every time I answer an in coming call

My HTC One is about 18 months old. On almost every incoming call I receive, the loudspeaker turns on. Other than the fact you look like an idiot saying 'Hello' only to have your phone on the ...
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Number not display while incoming call

I have a Htc Desire SV Dual SIM mobile. Today when I got call then I surprised that it is not showing name or number on display. I tried changing settings, changed the wallpaper but still this ...
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How to avoid mute when adding new call

I'm on Android 4.2.1. During a call, tapping 'Add call', automatically mutes the current call. I find it very annoying, mostly because usually when I want to add a call it's because I want to make a ...
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