Phone by Google

10.2M 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 7.0 and above.

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 23, 2022

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
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Independent security review
10.2M reviews
Nikki E
June 20, 2022
This app already was on my phone so I set it up. Nokia g300 btw. I was very excited to have the call screen on my phone, problem is it doesn't work properly. I don't have the ability to use some settings in fact some settings that should be there are not, the automatically record transcripts setting isn't there. When someone calls they do get the Google call screen but when they talk I don't see any transcripts of what they are saying at all. I can send stuff back and u hear it but no return.
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Google LLC
June 21, 2022
Hi, Nikki. Check this article for more info: Also, the team is working hard to make the Phone app better over time. Please continue to help us improve by sending feedback within the Phone app through clicking the Menu button then the 'Help and Feedback' option and tapping on 'Send Feedback'. Thank you for letting us know.
JP Gay
June 23, 2022
Using on a Sony Xperia Pro I. Any facial movement during calls triggers a screw up with other apps launching, muting, the phone app becoming a small round insert that I can never figure out how to make into the main screen again, a total mess. Most of the time I'm forced to use either the speaker or a Bluetooth headset just to make calls. As a phone/app combo, it's just plain horrible. On another note, why-oh-why isn't there a "keep dialing until the number I'm trying to reach is available"?
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Google LLC
June 23, 2022
Hi, JP. We're sorry to hear that. Let's try resetting the app data. More information, please refer to "Clear the app's cache" section by clicking the following link: Hope this helps!
A Google user
June 24, 2022
Most of the time I don't get get my call till the next day. poor signal. No success in getting help. made numerous calls to tracphone. very hard to hear and understand, due to language barrier. you would think they would at least hire one English speaking service tech. I suppose it's because I have the free plan due to being disabled and low income. So unless you do not need notification of a call or text till the next day. I would not recommend.
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Google LLC
June 24, 2022
Hi there. We're sorry to hear that. Please check your cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Their icon should have at least 1 bar. If you experience bad connectivity, move to a location with better connection. If you still have issues, submit feedback within the Phone app by clicking the Menu button then the 'Support' tab and tap 'Send Feedback'. Thanks!

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.