07-31-2015 07:14 AM
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  1. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ok, just found something. I just opened a contact, tapped the 3 dot menu at the top. There is an option in that list to create a shortcut on the home screen. It makes a dial/text widget for that person and you can move it around like any icon or widget.
    05-27-2015 07:48 PM
  2. Solitude1984's Avatar
    I actually have the widget on my s6 (Wind Mobile in Canada).

    05-27-2015 10:54 PM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I actually have the widget on my s6 (Wind Mobile in Canada).

    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05...1ff7c899c8.jpg
    Someone else told me they also had one on their phone. Are you running a launcher also?
    05-27-2015 11:25 PM
  4. Solitude1984's Avatar
    Someone else told me they also had one on their phone. Are you running a launcher also?
    Nope, no launcher.
    05-28-2015 12:12 AM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Nope, no launcher.
    Hmm..I wonder why some don't seem to have that widget. I guess one of the carriers could have removed that, they have removed stranger things before with Samsung updates.
    05-28-2015 12:19 AM
  6. Solitude1984's Avatar
    Hmm..I wonder why some don't seem to have that widget. I guess one of the carriers could have removed that, they have removed stranger things before with Samsung updates.
    It's entirely possible. I don't have the ability to sort my apps from A-Z, but I know others do. I don't understand why these things would be removed though.
    05-28-2015 12:34 AM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It's entirely possible. I don't have the ability to sort my apps from A-Z, but I know others do. I don't understand why these things would be removed though.
    I don't know..carriers are weird about some of that stuff. When ICS came out and you could modify the notification panel, AT&T took that away from us. They gave it back with a later update because so many people complained.
    05-28-2015 12:50 AM
  8. Wiggum333's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T, and I have the "contact" widget ... but what I do not have anymore (that I had on my S4) are the two other similar widgets - one that is a "one touch dial" ... and the other that is a "one touch message".

    Luckily, there is a third-party widget for one-touch dialing ... but I dont know if there's one for one-touch messaging.
    05-28-2015 01:29 AM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T, and I have the "contact" widget ... but what I do not have anymore (that I had on my S4) are the two other similar widgets - one that is a "one touch dial" ... and the other that is a "one touch message".

    Luckily, there is a third-party widget for one-touch dialing ... but I dont know if there's one for one-touch messaging.
    Ohhhhhhh...that is what they are missing then, the one touch. I always just used the contact widget and had "two touch" because then I just had one widget to call or text that person.

    I saw a screenshot of the S6 widget earlier tonight and there was just the one contact widget, not the 3 like I have.
    05-28-2015 01:33 AM
  10. jimbl's Avatar
    Ohhhhhhh...that is what they are missing then, the one touch. I always just used the contact widget and had "two touch" because then I just had one widget to call or text that person.

    I saw a screenshot of the S6 widget earlier tonight and there was just the one contact widget, not the 3 like I have.
    Yeah I think we all have the "Contact Widget", but we no longer have the One Touch to directly call or text a contact from said widget.
    05-28-2015 08:07 AM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I removed the one touch dial after using it for a day, long ago. I added the contact widget, so I could choose to dial or text.
    05-28-2015 09:10 AM
  12. Wiggum333's Avatar
    I removed the one touch dial after using it for a day, long ago. I added the contact widget, so I could choose to dial or text.
    There are merits to both style widgets ... I have a home screen dedicated strictly to phone stuff, with about 6 direct-dial people on it, along w/ the phone, contacts and voicemail app icons. For texting, I never delete texts, so I just open my text app and can find the person I want to text within a few seconds and just go from there.

    That said, I may change to the standard contact widget so that I can more easily get to the texting app for a specific contact, but it's so nice to just tap a single icon on my home screen and have the phone dial out immediately.
    05-28-2015 09:15 AM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well with the contact widget, you just do two taps.. Tap to open, tap to dial.
    05-28-2015 09:20 AM
  14. jimbl's Avatar
    Just thought I'd mention Nova Launcher added direct dial in a recent update. Works as intended, tap the icon and it dials the contact.
    07-31-2015 07:14 AM
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