Calling & Texting with an Android Phone

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How to Cut, Copy, and Paste Text on an Android Phone

Selected text on your Android is primed for cutting or copying, which works just like it does in your favorite word processor. After you select the text, choose the proper command from the contextual action [more…]

How to Speed Dial on an Android Phone

Any mere mortal can use the Phone app on an Android phone to key in a number. To take your dialing skills up a notch, consider some of the special tricks of speed dialing. [more…]

How to Handle Multiple Calls at Once on an Android Phone

As a human being, your brain limits your ability to hold more than one conversation at a time. Your phone’s brain, however, lacks such a limitation. It’s entirely possible for an Android phone to handle [more…]

How to Make a Conference Call on an Android Phone

Unlike someone interrupting a conversation by making an incoming call, a conference call is one you set out to make intentionally: You make one call and then [more…]

How to Forward Calls on an Android Phone

Call forwarding is the process by which you reroute an incoming call. For example, you can send all your calls to the office while you’re on vacation. Then you have the luxury of having your cell phone [more…]

How to Set Up Carrier Voicemail on an Android Phone

If you haven’t yet done it, set up voicemail on your phone. Do so even if you plan on using another voicemail service, such as Google Voice. That’s because carrier voicemail remains a valid and worthy [more…]

Google Voice on Android Phones

Google Voice transcribes your voicemail messages, turning the audio from the voicemail into a text message you can read. The messages all show up eventually in your Gmail inbox, just as though someone [more…]

How to Attach Media to a Text Message on an Android Phone

The most consistent way to compose a multimedia message is to attach existing media — something you’ve already saved on your Android phone — to the outgoing message. Obey these steps: [more…]

How to Call a Favorite on an Android Phone

A special contact category in the phone’s address book is favorites. A favorite is someone you call frequently or whose information you need to have handy. The person doesn’t have to be someone you like [more…]

How to Share Images with an Android Phone

The key to getting images out of your Android phone and into the world is to look for the Share icon in the Gallery app. Touch that icon while viewing an image, and peruse the apps shown on the list to [more…]

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