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How to Set Up iPhone Speed Dial

Updated on September 8, 2012
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Max holds a BS in Mass Communications from SIU and an MA in Communication from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

For all of the bells and whistles the iPhone has, it doesn't let you set up numbers in a speed dial system. However, you can still set up speed dial icons for specific numbers outside of the Phone app using a third party. The system doesn't cost anything and essentially just creates a shortcut on your iPhone's home screen that tells the native Phone app to call a specific number after you tap it.

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Tap "Safari."Tap the URL field in Safari, then enter the phone number, area code first, that you want to create a speed dial icon for. Immediately after inputting the phone number type the following: .tel.qlnk.net. Tap "Go."Tap "Cancel," then tap the right-pointing arrow button along the bottomo of the screen.Tap "Add to Home."Enter a name for your speed dial icon.Tap the icon that's added to your desktop when you want to call that contact.The Web page with the action options appears again. Tap "Call."The native Phone app opens and calls the number tied to the icon.
Tap "Safari."
Tap "Safari." | Source
Tap the URL field in Safari, then enter the phone number, area code first, that you want to create a speed dial icon for. Immediately after inputting the phone number type the following: .tel.qlnk.net. Tap "Go."
Tap the URL field in Safari, then enter the phone number, area code first, that you want to create a speed dial icon for. Immediately after inputting the phone number type the following: .tel.qlnk.net. Tap "Go." | Source
Tap "Cancel," then tap the right-pointing arrow button along the bottomo of the screen.
Tap "Cancel," then tap the right-pointing arrow button along the bottomo of the screen. | Source
Tap "Add to Home."
Tap "Add to Home." | Source
Enter a name for your speed dial icon.
Enter a name for your speed dial icon. | Source
Tap the icon that's added to your desktop when you want to call that contact.
Tap the icon that's added to your desktop when you want to call that contact. | Source
The Web page with the action options appears again. Tap "Call."
The Web page with the action options appears again. Tap "Call." | Source
The native Phone app opens and calls the number tied to the icon.
The native Phone app opens and calls the number tied to the icon. | Source
  1. Tap the "Safari" app to open the iPhone's native Web browser.
  2. Tap the URL field in Safari, then enter the phone number, starting with the area code, that you want to create a speed dial icon for.
  3. Immediately after inputting the phone number type the following: .tel.qlnk.net. After inputting everything, what you've entered should look like this: 5555555555.tel.qlnk.net
  4. Tap "Go." A Web page opens with a dialog box displaying the phone number you entered as part of the URL with two action items: Call and Cancel.
  5. Tap "Cancel."
  6. Tap the right-pointing arrow in the list of icons along the bottom of the Safari Web browser, then tap "Add to Home Screen." The Add to Home screen appears.
  7. Tap "X" to delete "Untitled," then enter the name you want to assign to the icon that will be added to your iPhone's home screen.
  8. Tap the blue "Add" button in the upper right of the Add to Home screen. A button that looks very similar to your iPhone's Phone app icon will be added to your home screen.
  9. Tap the icon you just added to open the Web page that displays the Call and Cancel action buttons.
  10. Tap "Call." The application automatically opens and dials the number associated with the number you used to create the app icon.

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