How to Dial a Number on an iPhone

When you first get an iPhone it can be a little confusing. While it does have some similarities to other types of smartphones, there are some key differences that you will need to learn in order to get the most from the device.

Perhaps one of the biggest adjustments for new iPhone owners is simply learning how all of the menus and features are organized on the device. The lack of any physical keyboard, and a minimal amount of buttons, means that Apple has had to add some navigational structure that can be a little confusing if you have not used it before. One of the first places that this will come up is when you go to dial a new phone number for the first time. You may have learned how to call someone that is in your contacts list, but dialing an unknown number requires you to find the keypad. Our short guide below will point you to that feature so that you can start making your calls.


Dialing a Phone Number on an iPhone 6 Plus

These steps were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8. However, these same steps will work for other iPhone models in other versions of iOS as well. Note that the screens will look slightly different for devices using versions of iOS prior to iOS 7.


Step 1: Tap the Phone icon.

open the phone app



Step 2: Select the Keypad option at the bottom of the screen.

select the keypad option



Step 3: Dial the number that you want to call, then tap the green phone icon at the bottom of the screen.

dial the number



Do you have an email account that you would like to add to your iPhone? This article will show you how to start receiving emails directly to your device. newsletter

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