How to Place a Hangouts Phone Call on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S - dummies

How to Place a Hangouts Phone Call on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S

By Dan Gookin

The Hangouts app can be found on the Apps screen of your Galaxy tablet. You might also look for it inside the Google folder on the Home screen. And if you still can’t find it, you can obtain the app from the Google Play Store. It’s free!

When you first start the Hangouts app, it may ask if you want to make phone calls. Of course you do! Install the Hangouts Dialer — Call Phones app. If you’re not prompted, get that app from the Play Store.

Once you’ve obtained the Hangouts Dialer app, you can use the Hangouts app to place a real live phone call. It’s amazingly simple, and it works like this:

  1. Tap the Phone Calls tab in the Hangouts app.

    If you don’t see the Phone Calls tab, you haven’t installed the Hangouts Dialer app yet.

  2. Type a contact name or a phone number.

  3. Tap the matching contact, or tap the phone number (when it doesn’t belong to a contact) to dial.

    The call is placed.

Tap the red End Call icon when you’re done. Here’s a few additional things to keep in mind:

  • To the person you’re calling, an incoming Hangouts call looks just like any other call, although the number may be displayed as Unavailable.

  • The good news: Calls are free!

  • The bad news: Not every number can be dialed by using the Hangouts app.