Phone by Google

4.4
11.5M 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 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 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
Aug 11, 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
4.4
11.5M reviews
Bob Hill
August 13, 2022
Latest update on 8/12 (Google Pixel 6 Pro) has rendered both the speakerphone and earpiece volume very poor. I have volume all the way up on speakerphone and it is barely audible. The other party is also cutting in and out. Reboot of the phone did not resolve the issue. Please resolve and push an update to fix this, or revert to previous version. Thank you
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Google LLC
August 13, 2022
Hi, Bob. Let's try resetting the app data. Please refer to "Clear the app's cache" section by clicking the following link: https://goo.gl/gX7ctA. Hope this helps.
Daniel McKinley
August 11, 2022
I am almost never able to receive an incoming call and it just finally dawned on me that that's probably because I'm not actually using the native phone app but rather the lookalike Google phone app that never did work back when I had Google Fi. I knew the common denominator must be google, but couldn't figure out the variable. It's this app, most likely. We'll see if the update is any better, but at least the old version is like 98% useless as an actual phone. HOW CAN Y'ALL BE SO BAD AT THIS?
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Google LLC
August 11, 2022
Hi, Daniel. 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.
Philip Fenske
August 9, 2022
7/25/20 UPDATE: Just gets worse. Now, when I hang up from a call, it dials whatever number from my Favorites list that happens to be behind the disconnect button! This is the most lame POS phone app yet. The dialer disappears and the app goes to sleep while on a call, makes it near impossible to hang up unless one is standing still and has both hands free.
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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.