1. Double Tap's Avatar
    When I open the phone app to make a call the app opens to the recent call screen. How do I get it to open at the dial pad screen?

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    JHS Sparky likes this.
    12-29-2013 07:30 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    When I open the phone app to make a call the app opens to the recent call screen. How do I get it to open at the dial pad screen?

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    If you are using the recent update, 4.4.2, there will be an option in the bottom with several squares. That's the dialer app.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-29-2013 11:47 AM
  3. Double Tap's Avatar
    Yes I know that, what I am looking to do is have the dialer be the default window when the app opens instead of the window that shows now which is the recent calls

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    12-29-2013 11:58 AM
  4. huotg01's Avatar
    Also interested by the answer to this question...

    Thanks,

    GH
    01-04-2014 09:21 AM
  5. jimrebello's Avatar
    This is a new "feature" in kit kat. I think the only way to to get the dialer as the default is to install a different dialer from the play store.

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    01-04-2014 10:26 AM
  6. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    You could download a different dialer.

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    01-04-2014 10:28 AM
  7. kurioskurion's Avatar
    I use Simple Dialer on one of my lock screens. Works great, push the Dialer button once, and it'll always open up that way.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...n.dialerWidget

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    01-04-2014 10:54 PM
  8. Peeter Parelo's Avatar
    I had the same issue and asked guys in the office to develop a solution for me. Result is an app that you can place on your home screen and that opens dialpad for you. I can't post links here but you can find the app in XDA by searching for "Classic dialer for KitKat and Lollipop"
    JillS81 likes this.
    11-16-2014 01:54 PM
  9. sbjforumman's Avatar
    I know it's been several months since you posted but I can't seem to find anything on XDA under "Classic dialer for KitKat and Lollipop." Has the name changed or have you pulled it from xda for some reason? This is a solution to one of my biggest pet peeves about android and so I'm really excited to find it. Please help me find this app so that I can have my phone Open to dialpad by default. Thank you!

    UPDATE
    I was able to locate the link finally. For anyone else who wants it, the link is http://forum.xda-developers.com/andr...lipop-t2942320
    JillS81, NavinDS and praveen teja like this.
    08-07-2015 06:31 PM
  10. GazeboDweeb's Avatar
    YEAH!!! WTF? A 'PHONE' function that doesn't function as a phone? How it the helpful. THE FIRST THING that should pop up is the dial pad, I want to use the PHONE to make a call. If I wanted recent calls or contacts I would open "CONTACTS". Let's get this FIXED!!!
    JHS Sparky likes this.
    02-09-2017 07:00 PM
  11. clementedelacruz's Avatar
    Totally agree as well -- the phone app should open to the t9 keypad phone dialer.

    One of the things I like most about Android is the fact that they have speed dial on their t9 keypad. This is something I rely on a lot.

    If the phone app opens to Contacts (useless since there's a dedicated Contacts icon anyway) or recents (same thing as contacts, really, just no longer alphabetical), it negates the speed dial advantage. There should be a setting that lets you choose whether or not to let the phone icon open to the t9 keypad or something else.
    04-05-2017 04:15 AM
  12. Cherie Nelson's Avatar
    If you open the dial pad and then use the recent button to close it out it will open with the dial pad the next time you use it.
    05-04-2017 03:18 AM
  13. 222tatty's Avatar
    Need to get phone pad screen
    05-20-2017 07:25 AM
  14. Android User4's Avatar
    YEAH!!! WTF? A 'PHONE' function that doesn't function as a phone? How it the helpful. THE FIRST THING that should pop up is the dial pad, I want to use the PHONE to make a call. If I wanted recent calls or contacts I would open "CONTACTS". Let's get this FIXED!!!
    Found the perfect answer on play store:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...chdialer&hl=en
    10-21-2017 04:56 PM
  15. OfficiallyUnknown's Avatar
    I know this is an older thread, but I was recently having this same issue, and a search pulled up this thread. I recently figured it out, and wanted to post how in case anyone is still wanting the dial-pad/keypad to open by default, without having to install any additional apps.

    My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, but it should be the same as far as this particular topic is concerned.

    Open the Phone app from your home screen, make sure the keypad is showing, then, click the ellipse (three dots in your right-hand corner), then select "Open to keypad", and you're done. You should get a tooltip pop-up stating "Phone will always open in keypad view."

    Even if you click the back button, which will take you to the Recents view, click back again to close the app, now, click the Phone app icon again, and it should always open in keypad view.

    Hope this helps...
    11-17-2018 01:47 PM
  16. Taz Singh's Avatar
    Hi, I have just bought umidigi z2 but my dial pad doesn't work during call. For eg..after making a call..when prompted to press 1 , or 2 etc etc for further service..dial pad doesn't work. Plz help me. Thanks. I have tried factory hard reset.
    12-20-2018 07:14 AM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hi, I have just bought umidigi z2 but my dial pad doesn't work during call. For eg..after making a call..when prompted to press 1 , or 2 etc etc for further service..dial pad doesn't work. Plz help me. Thanks. I have tried factory hard reset.
    See response in your other thread: https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...ml#post6426444
    12-20-2018 01:42 PM

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