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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Nancy C. Muir

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Chapter 4

Making and Receiving Calls

Get ready to . . .

Use the Keypad to Place a Call

End a Call

Place a Call Using Contacts

Return a Recent Call

Use Favorites

Receive a Call

Use Tools During a Call

Turn On Do Not Disturb

Set Up Exceptions for Do Not Disturb

Reply to a Call via Text or Set a Reminder to Callback 88

If you’re the type who wants a cell phone only to make and receive calls, you probably didn’t buy an iPhone. Still, making and receiving calls is one of the primary functions of any phone, smart or not.

In this chapter, you discover all the basics of placing calls, receiving calls, and using available tools during a call to mute sound, turn on speakerphone, and more. You also explore new features that help you manage how you respond to a call you can’t take at the moment.

Use the Keypad to Place a Call

1. Dialing a call with a keypad is an obvious first skill for you to acquire, and it’s dead simple. On any Home screen, tap Phone in the Dock, and the app opens; tap the keypad button at the bottom of the screen and the keypad appears (see Figure 4-1). (Note that if anything other than the keypad appears, you can just tap the Keypad button at the bottom of the screen to display the keypad.)

2. Enter the number you want to call by tapping the number buttons; as you do, the number appears above the keypad.

3. If you enter a number incorrectly, use the Delete button that appears on the keypad once you’ve begun to enter a number (a backward-pointing ...

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