Speed-Dial Setup on the Droid Bionic - dummies

Speed-Dial Setup on the Droid Bionic

How fast can you dial a phone? Pretty fast — specifically, for eight of the friends or folks you phone most often. The feature is speed dial. To set it up on your Droid Bionic, follow these steps:

  1. At the Home screen, touch the Dialer app icon to start the app.

  2. Ensure that the Dialer tab is selected and you see the dialpad on the screen.

  3. Press the Menu soft button.

  4. Choose Speed Dial Setup.

    The first speed-dial number is already configured to your carrier’s voice mail system. The remaining numbers, 2 through 9, are blank.

  5. Touch a blank item in the list.

    The blank lines contain the text Add Speed Dial. To the left of the blank item is the speed-dial number, 2 through 9.

  6. Choose a contact to speed-dial.

  7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to add more speed-dial contacts.

When you’re done adding numbers, press either the Back or Home button to exit the Speed Dial Setup screen.

Using speed dial is simple: Summon the phone dialer, and then press and hold (long-press) a number on the dialpad. When you release your finger, the speed-dial number is dialed.

To remove a speed-dial number, follow Steps 1 through 4. Touch the red Minus (–) button to the left of the speed-dial number to remove the number. You can then add another speed-dial number to that slot or just leave it empty.

To add a recent caller to the speed-dial list, long-press the recent caller from the Recent Calls list. Choose the option Add to Speed Dial from the menu that appears. This trick works only when you have an available slot for speed-dial numbers.

Speed-dial numbers are referenced on the Favorites list, which you can see by touching the Favorites tab in the Dialer app. The number in the blue circle indicates a speed-dial contact.