I have a Samsung S10, Android 10 latest official Verizon update. I'm guessing that during a recent update, the standard phone app now always asks if I want to use the carrier number. It didn't ask this before. I can't find a setting to say, "always use carrier number." How to I set the default phone app (version 22.214.171.124) to always use carrier number and not ask again?
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Thank you for taking the time to bring this concern to us, Phadeguy! When you reviewed the Settings of your device, were you looking under the Phone tab? Also, have you checked within the Phone application? MatthewI_VZW
Thank you for your reply!
I opened the standard "phone" app, click the three dots, and choose "settings". There is nothing in the settings that would indicate something like, "Always ask for carrier number" or something similar. The only options revolve around blocked numbers, ringtones, messages, wifi and video calling among other settings.
Within the main global device settings, I could find nothing their either that would hint towards using carrier number. There may be a setting somewhere, but I couldn't find it easily. (I was hoping you guys would be able to point out this setting.)
Is there a better phone app to use than the pre-installed phone app that would not have this issue?
Thank you for the insights. We are concerned to learn you are having issues to change those settings. Do you recall if the issue started after a software update or download of a new application? Please review step by step to resolve common issues on your device model in the link below:
App and system updates are set up to happen in the background. I am not sure if it was directly after an update, but the phone app worked as expected for a very long time and only recently asks for carrier number use. I have not added any new phone-related apps or other apps recently.
For the default out-of-box phone app, where is the setting to choose the default to use when placing a phone call?
Try going to Settings> Apps> Three vertical dots on upper-right side, and tap Default Apps. That will allow you to select your default apps.
Let us know if that works for you. BrittanyC_VZW
The standard out-of-box phone app is the default phone app.
The issue occurs when using the standard out-of-box phone app.
I would like to have "use carrier number" to always be the answer and skip steps 5 and 6 listed above. It is these two steps that are new and annoying. How do I select a setting in the out-of-box phone app to always use carrier number like it was before? Is there a better phone app I should install and try instead?
Thanks again and I hope to hear from you soon!
Those details are very helpful, Phadeguy. In review of your previous messages, we see that this issue may have started after a software update. Our resources indicate that any post software update issues can be resolved by doing a factory reset. Please do a factory reset as per this link (https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-222932/) and test. Make sure to back up all your phone's content (contacts, pictures, videos, etc.) to the Verizon Cloud (https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/verizon-cloud-faqs/) or any Cloud service of your preference as the factory reset will delete everything from your phone. Keep us posted.
Ok, so let me get this straight.
Alternate remediation are ineffective:
Is there a local machine (non-cloud) backup software for the device? Are there alternate phone apps that I could use instead of the out-of-box default phone app?
Factory resetting the device seems very extreme. Are you sure?
We understand your concern. Usually if there are problems with something after a software update. We recommend performing a factory reset, this usually resolves the issue. Do you happen to have your information backed up?