Phone by Google

4.4
16.3M 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
Feb 1, 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
Independent security review
4.4
16.3M reviews
royce royce
February 1, 2023
I'm not sure if it's the phone app itself or the devices running it, but it can be buggier than a swamp. 10% of calls go straight to voicemail without ringing, there's spottiness and dropping reminiscent of the early 2000s, and sometimes the app crashes when you enter a number and call it (as opposed to selecting from contacts). it would be nice if the phone app was the most reliable part of the phone!
47 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
February 1, 2023
Hi, Royce. 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!
Danny Balandrano
January 30, 2023
Needs end-call-tone. Need voice options to be separated, not drop down option. Once you fix that, I will change review to 5 stars. Google, thanks for requesting that I elaborate. 1. When I end a call, I want to hear some kind of tone indicating the call has ended that way I don't have to look at my phone when I am using various Bluetooth devices. 2. The options for how I want to hear the other person on the line are all consolidated into one multi select button. Separate buttons is better.
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Google LLC
January 30, 2023
Hi, Danny. 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'.
Matt BBA
January 15, 2023
honestly, the phone system software is terrible. Often it refuses to hang up even when I am in clear sight of towers. the search function is outdated. The entire thing is designed to work only as long as Google has ahold on the entire system. As soon as one needs privacy, the entire system stops functioning well. Intermittent call drops, voice distortion, forgetting calls. It really is awful.
39 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
January 15, 2023
Hi, Matt. 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!

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.