Phone by Google

14.6M 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 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
Dec 2, 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
14.6M reviews
Jo-Anna Wall
November 28, 2022
A lot of new features are great, but some of the ones that should just work are very annoying and clumbsy to work with. Please fix the dialer. I should be able to get to dialing just numbers easier. I had an emergency situation where I was in a panic to dial 911. And when I tried I ended up dialing a friend as a wrong number because the interface was in text input mode using the pad. This is absolutely annoying.
60 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
November 29, 2022
Hi, Jo-Anna. 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.
Matthew Cetorelli
November 22, 2022
Love this app! I prefer it over the preloaded caller app. HOWEVER... Recently, when I receive an incoming call, my phone rings and flashes as expected but the full screen/half screen/ pop-up notification with caller details and the option to answer or decline doesn't show up. I'm forced to let it ring for the entire duration and then check my recent calls to see who called then call them back. So, that's been a real bummer...
192 people found this review helpful
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Christopher Burkhardt
November 29, 2022
Phone goes straight to voice mail, doesn't even ring, and doesn't show in call history,and doesn't record message. People calling me are complaining about not being able to reach me. Takes forever "calling" and will disconnect before call goes through. Have to call a number numerous times to get through and then can hardly hear other end or voice breaks up. I have missed important calls. Even calling my carrier seldom goes through. Can I have the old apt back! I don't need all these changes.
36 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
November 29, 2022
Hi, Christopher. 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.