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How To Enable Dialpad Autocomplete On Android 4.3

Since the very beginning when Android first came out, people liked it very much. The credit is to be given to the development team that took complete care of all the aspects. Despite this special care there were some features that were not present initially but gradually they were added. However, one very important feature was still missing from the list but with the release of Android 4.3, Google managed to bring the same to all its devices.

We are talking about the dial pad autocomplete feature where when you begin dialing a number, the device uses your address book to guess who you are going to call and offers resembling numbers so that you do not have to enter the complete number.

This feature may have not been present on stock Android OS up to 4.2.2, but manufacturers like Sony, Samsung and others have been providing this feature since the start. So it was something that Google should have taken care off well before but now that the feature is finally there we find no reasons to complain.

How To Enable Dial Pad Autocomplete On Android 4.3

Step 1: First and foremost you have to launch Phone app. The dial pad settings can only be accessed from here so there is no point in going to the stock Settings app.


Step 2: Now tap the menu button which is present at the bottom right corner (the one with three vertical dots). From the pop up menu, select Settings.

Step 3: You will see a new window that says Call Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see an option saying Dial pad autocomplete. You would find the feature under Other Call Settings section. You need to check the corresponding box and that’s it, you are done.


Now you may go back to the dial pad and try entering a known number and matching contacts will be displayed just above the dial pad.


This is a very useful feature when you need to dial a number quickly and we are glad it has been added to the stock Android OS finally. If you have not enabled this feature yet, do follow the aforementioned guide and do it right away.

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