Phone by Google

29.4M reviews
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About this app

Google’s official phone calling app is now available to download for the first time. Phone helps you easily connect with family and friends, block spam callers, and know who’s calling before you answer – all with a simple, intuitive design.

Powerful spam protection
See warnings about suspicious callers that help you avoid unwanted calls from spammers, telemarketers and scammers. Block numbers to prevent them from calling you again.

Know who’s calling you
Google’s extensive caller ID coverage lets you know the business that’s calling so that you can answer with confidence.

No more waiting on hold 1, 5
Hold for Me lets you go back to your day. If a business puts you on hold, Google Assistant can wait on the line for you and let you know when someone is ready to talk.

Screen unknown callers 1, 2
Call Screen answers unknown callers, filters out detected spammers without interrupting you, and helps you learn more about callers you don’t recognize before you pick up.

Visual voicemail 1, 3
Check your messages without needing to call your voicemail – view and play them in any order, read transcriptions, and delete or save them right from the app.

Call recording 1
Record your phone calls to capture important information for reference later. Everyone hears a disclosure when the recording starts so they’re aware, and recordings are saved on your phone.

Intuitive design
Our simple, lightweight design keeps your favorite people just a tap away. Plus, switch to dark mode to save battery and reduce eye strain at night.

Emergency support 1, 4
See your current location when you make an emergency call, and share information about the assistance you require, along with your location, to the emergency operator without speaking.

Phone app is available on most Android devices running Android 9.0 and above.

Also available for Wear OS.

1Available only on some devices that have Phone pre-installed.
2Manual screening is not available in all languages or countries. For more information, see Automatic screening is available in the US only, English only. Call Screen may not detect all spam calls.
3Transcription is available in the US only, English only.
4Available in Australia, United Kingdom and the US only, English only.
5Available in the US only, English only. Pixel 2+ devices only. Toll-free numbers only. May not detect every on-hold scenario.
Updated on
Jun 20, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Audio and 4 others
Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

29.3M reviews
Ashley Arndt
June 12, 2024
Works great. Easy to use and navigate. The one thing I don't like is not being able to see the transcript of a screened call. It's supposed to be saved, but nothing shows, & it's basically an empty document that says who called, but no conversation. I also would love it if I could screen/record outgoing calls. Or at least let me use a separate recording app, to record outgoing calls, for my security. Companies record us all the time during outgoing calls, so we should be able to do the same.
42 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
June 12, 2024
Hi, Ashley. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We're sorry to hear that. We'll pass this along to the team so they can review and make the Phone app even better. We ask that you submit feedback within the Phone app by clicking the Menu button then the 'Support' tab and tap 'Send Feedback'. Thank you.
Brian Crandall
June 16, 2024
I like the feel and look of the stock Google phone app, compared to Samsung's. I like how it sounds like an old traditional dialer when keying in a phone number. The only feature it's missing is the swipe feature Samsung has; in the contact list view, you can swipe right to call the person and swipe left to text them. That feature would make the app PERFECT!
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Destiny Brown
June 15, 2024
Update to Google: "If there are no on-screen instructions or if there are no “Call Screen” settings at all, your device doesn't work with Call Screen." It works but it's pretty dumb that the most useful feature (call screening through Google Assistant) doesn't work on non-pixel phones. Even phones that are on Google's wireless service (Fi) and made for Fi. Also, the visual voicemail is abysmal and there's no way to update it. It's 2024 Google. C'mon.
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Google LLC
June 15, 2024
Hi, Destiny. Have a look at this guide on how Call Screening works: If you are still experiencing issues, please submit feedback within the Phone app by tapping the three dot menu in the top right corner - Help & Feedback - Send Feedback. Thank you.

What's new

With our latest update to Call Screen on Pixel devices in the US, the Google Assistant now helps you automatically screen unknown callers and filter out detected robocalls before your phone ever rings. And when it’s not a robocall, your phone rings a few moments later with helpful context about who is calling and why.