Phone by Google

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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
Jan 26, 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
16.2M reviews
Trey Rouse
January 26, 2023
Not sure why the speech-to-text call screening is not available on phones other than the Pixel, but if that feature were available I would give this five stars. Other than sending and receiving phone calls (and maybe caller ID, but screening is more thorough), that's all I want out of a phone app! That was the best feature I've seen in a while, and I miss it!
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Gabby C
January 16, 2023
User interface and such is great. However, recent update (in which the icon's animation changed subtly) is causing the app to build up a huge amount of user data. The app used to be a few hundred megabytes at most. Now, it's at 2.66 GB and growing. I know texts and call history are saved under Phone and Messaging Storage (hidden background app) and contacts are stored in the Contacts app, so I don't know what it is storing. Phone has limited storage. This is starting to make my device unusable.
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Google LLC
January 16, 2023
Hi, Gabby. 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.
Magna Chaos
January 14, 2023
It is incredibly helpful during calls with automated systems, being able to hold for you as well as provide a transcript of the audio is amazing. the only thing I'm not a big fan of is that while giving the transcript if you need to hit a button for touch tone you will have to scroll to get to any number past 5 which can sometimes lead to accidentally tapping on the wrong number and can subsequently lead to being directed incorrectly during the call.
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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.