How to Use the Call List on Your Samsung Galaxy S 4 - dummies

How to Use the Call List on Your Samsung Galaxy S 4

By Bill Hughes

One of the nice features of the Galaxy S 4 and other cellular phones is that the phone keeps a record of the calls that you’ve made and received. Sure, you might have caller ID on your landline at home or work, but most landline phones don’t keep track of who you called. Cellphones, on the other hand, keep track of all the numbers you’ve called.

This information can be very convenient, like when you want to return a call, and you don’t have that number handy. In addition, you can easily add a number to the contact list on your phone.

By tapping the “Recent” icon, you get a list of all incoming and outgoing calls. (This icon, located at the top of the screen, is a phone receiver with arrows pointing to it and away.) Each call bears an icon telling you whether it was an

  • Outgoing call you made: An orange arrow points to the number.

  • Incoming call you received: A green arrow points away from the number.

  • Incoming call you missed: A red phone silhouette with a broken arrow.

  • Incoming call you ignored: A blue slash sign is next to the phone icon.

    The call log on a Galaxy S4.

By tapping any number in your call list, you see a screen like this one. From this screen, you can do several things:

When you tap on a registered call, you can create a new contact and add other information.

  • See the date and time the call was logged and all previous calls to and from this number.

  • Call the number by tapping the green call button.

  • Send a text to that number by tapping the number and then tapping Send Message on the pop-up screen that appears.

  • Mark that number as a favorite by tapping the star icon. Your favorites appear on the Keypad screen, which saves you from having to dial those numbers.

  • Add the number to your contacts list by tapping the “Create Contact” button. A pop-up gives you the option to add it to you contacts, either by creating a new contact or adding to an existing one.