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  1. DCDSports's Avatar
    Hello . . . pretty sure on my S5 I had a contact widget that let me call a contact with one push.

    Looks like the only contact widget I have on this phone (Verizon S6) takes me to the contact. Anyone know of an app that can do something similar for me? I tend to put my contacts in group folders.

    Thanks ahead of time.
    05-13-2015 01:48 PM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Hello . . . pretty sure on my S5 I had a contact widget that let me call a contact with one push.

    Looks like the only contact widget I have on this phone (Verizon S6) takes me to the contact. Anyone know of an app that can do something similar for me? I tend to put my contacts in group folders.

    Thanks ahead of time.
    You don't have this in your widgets?
    Attached Thumbnails Widget direct to dial?-screenshot_2015-05-13-14-30-54.jpg  
    05-13-2015 02:33 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    It seems that the direct dial is not included in the S6. Take a look at this thread for alternatives.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=521355
    05-13-2015 02:39 PM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I saw a contact app that I did download. You put the people you wanted in a group and you could have as many or as few as you wanted.

    Let me see if I can find that.
    05-13-2015 02:56 PM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This one, it might work for people.

    I have one that is a bar across the top of my screen that is for four people or you can do eight or twelve if you want. You can't do less than four. This one you can.


    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...contactswidget
    05-13-2015 02:59 PM
  6. jimbl's Avatar
    You don't have this in your widgets?
    Is that built in widgets, or widgets associated with an app you installed?
    05-13-2015 03:01 PM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Is that built in widgets, or widgets associated with an app you installed?
    That is the built in widget.
    05-13-2015 03:16 PM
  8. jimbl's Avatar
    That is the built in widget.
    You must be one of the lucky few, I don't have that. Which carrier are you on? Any OTA updates that may have added this? Are you using a launcher, like Nova, that may have added this? Thanks.
    05-13-2015 03:31 PM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T, 5.0.1, Note 4, no launcher. I've always had that widget with all my Samsung phones.

    I don't know if it is a Samsung thing or and Android thing.
    05-13-2015 03:34 PM
  10. jimbl's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T, 5.0.1, Note 4, no launcher. I've always had that widget with all my Samsung phones.

    I don't know if it is a Samsung thing or and Android thing.
    Note 4, that explains it. The S6 doesn't have it. Which is why it's so frustrating, as you said, all my Samsung phones have had it, except the S6.
    05-13-2015 03:36 PM
  11. Cobravision's Avatar
    Direct Dial and Direct Text widgets were removed by Samsung for some unknown reason. The ones I imported from Nova still work.
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    05-13-2015 03:36 PM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Note 4, that explains it. The S6 doesn't have it. Which is why it's so frustrating, as you said, all my Samsung phones have had it, except the S6.
    That is strange. My S5 had it also.

    That Play Store app I posted might work for you.
    05-13-2015 04:03 PM
  13. Gator352's Avatar
    I bet samsung forgot to add it back in after they gutted a few things. but then again, I've been known to be wrong.....

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    05-13-2015 05:15 PM
  14. DCDSports's Avatar
    Thanks for the help everybody. I used an app from the thread. It's not pretty, but it's efficient.

    Cheers
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    05-14-2015 12:41 AM
  15. Wiggum333's Avatar
    I wonder ... Is there a way to extract a widget from my S4 and "install" it on my S6?
    05-14-2015 11:26 AM
  16. zizu101's Avatar
    Thanks for the help everybody. I used an app from the thread. It's not pretty, but it's efficient.

    Cheers
    Yeah it works. I also found out that if you use the contact shortcut that was included in the s6. Just hold the phone to your ear, and it will call the contact.

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    05-15-2015 06:35 AM
  17. PsychDoc's Avatar
    Hello . . . pretty sure on my S5 I had a contact widget that let me call a contact with one push.

    Looks like the only contact widget I have on this phone (Verizon S6) takes me to the contact. Anyone know of an app that can do something similar for me? I tend to put my contacts in group folders.

    Thanks ahead of time.
    Shortcut Dial. Does EXACTLY what you want and it's a 1x1 widget so you can put as many or as few as you wish on your home screen. It even imports any contact pictures you have assigned to your selected contact. Here's a link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tcutDial&hl=en
    05-15-2015 07:03 AM
  18. Cobravision's Avatar
    That only half fixes my issue with Nova Launcher. I am used to having a direct dial shortcut for cell and then swipe up to direct dial home. Or tap to direct text and swipe up to direct dial. Since those widgets are gone, I have lost this functionality.

    The Shortcut Dial app isn't a widget, so it can't be used this way. It's an app that generates shortcuts.
    05-15-2015 10:09 AM
  19. zizu101's Avatar
    That only half fixes my issue with Nova Launcher. I am used to having a direct dial shortcut for cell and then swipe up to direct dial home. Or tap to direct text and swipe up to direct dial. Since those widgets are gone, I have lost this functionality.

    The Shortcut Dial app isn't a widget, so it can't be used this way. It's an app that generates shortcuts.
    Get Better Direct Dial. It is a shortcut. You can assign it to Nova Guesstures, just as I have done.

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    05-15-2015 10:18 AM
  20. Javier P's Avatar
    There's an app that worked for someone else with the same problem. Check in the thread that I posted before.

    It seems that the direct dial is not included in the S6. Take a look at this thread for alternatives.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=521355
    05-15-2015 10:20 AM
  21. Cobravision's Avatar
    Get Better Direct Dial. It is a shortcut. You can assign it to Nova Guesstures, just as I have done.
    Thank you, that worked like a charm! Too bad I wasted two bucks on the other apps I would have rather donated that to the Better Direct Dial dev.
    05-15-2015 10:41 AM
  22. zizu101's Avatar
    There's an app that worked for someone else with the same problem. Check in the thread that I posted before.
    That was me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-15-2015 10:58 AM
  23. cellomj's Avatar
    Wish there was a Better Direct Text so I could assign it to a NOVA gesture
    05-15-2015 11:01 AM
  24. Javier P's Avatar
    That was me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You posted while I was writing mine. I've just noticed now
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    05-15-2015 11:16 AM
  25. Cobravision's Avatar
    Wish there was a Better Direct Text so I could assign it to a NOVA gesture
    The app does both dial and text.
    05-15-2015 11:37 AM
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