Get more information on using the iPhone Phone app in this free lesson.
There are two ways to make a phone call from the Phone app. You can enter a phone number manually or call someone from your Contacts or Favorites list.
In some apps, like Mail and Safari, you can call a phone number simply by tapping either the number or a Call button.
Instead of dialing numbers manually, you can save phone numbers to your phone as contacts. We'll talk more about contacts in our lesson on Adding and Managing Contacts.
If you frequently call the same contacts, you can add them to your Favorites list. You may find this more convenient than selecting a contact from your Contacts list. To add an existing contact as a favorite, open the Phone app, select Favorites, then tap the + button. To call a favorite, simply tap the desired contact.
There are several actions you can take during a phone call. For example, you can choose to add another person to the conversation or switch your voice call to a video call.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to become more familiar with the active call options.
Tap the mute button to temporarily turn off your microphone.
Tap the speaker button to turn the speaker phone on or off.
Tap the add call button to add another caller to the current call.
Tap the FaceTime button to switch from a voice call to a FaceTime video call. (This option will only be available when calling another iPhone user.)
Tap the contacts button to open your Contacts list.
Tap the keypad button to access the number pad, which is helpful if you need to input a number during a call, such as a PIN.