Phone by Google

4.4
17.7M reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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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 g.co/help/callscreen. 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
Mar 17, 2023

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
4.4
17.7M reviews
Jayce
March 24, 2023
This phone app is the most frustrating app I have ever had. Whenever I answer calls, my phone's screen just randomly goes black. It's not sleep mode since the screen goes to a solid black color and does not respond to any touch input. In addition, the person on the receiving call tells me that they can no longer understand me (i.e. audio distorted, dropping). I have to press the power button in order for the screen to come back and that doesn't always work or last long before it does it again.
10 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
March 25, 2023
Hi, Jayce. 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: https://goo.gl/gX7ctA. Hope this helps!
Joshua Martin
March 25, 2023
half the time I can't answer calls, and 90% of the time I can't end the call and have to wait for the other party to hang up. That's not to mention the fact that I can hardly ever get the keypad to show up for telephone prompts. Gross and terrible quality across multiple devices. Be ashamed, Google, your phone app is very bad. Connectivity and call quality are excellent though, so please stop with the signal bar nonsense. Your app was coded very bad on purpose.
6 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
March 26, 2023
Hi, Joshua. Try restarting your phone and make sure you have updated the Phone app to the most recent version. If that doesn't work, try clearing the app’s cache and storage or you may also uninstall and reinstall the Phone app. Hope this helps!
Phil Kurtz
March 11, 2023
Not sure why the buttons change positions when a call connects. When I make a call, the center button switches to the keypad as soon as the call connects. Which has caused me to hit the keypad button, instead of activating the speaker as the call is being answered! For a few days, the screen displayed the buttons in a 4 button row across the middle of the screen. I really enjoyed the layout, but can't seem to find the setting to change it back!
144 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
March 11, 2023
Hi, Phil. We're sorry to hear that. 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.

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.