Google Voice is a handy and efficient app that gives you a different public-facing phone number for sending text messages, calling and leaving voicemails. As it can work on different devices, including both your smartphone and your computer, while also being able to sync across those devices, it’s incredibly beneficial for those who are always on the go, and whose Wi-Fi signal is often more reliable that the cellular one.
For that reason, it’s no wonder many people want to use this brilliant tool as their primary app. If you want to make Google Voice the default dialer on your Android phone or tablet, just follow the steps below:
Setting Google Voice as the default dialer
- Open the Google Voice app on your Android device.
- Tap the Menu button (three vertical lines) in the upper-right corner.
- From the menu that appears, choose Settings.
- Next, select the Calls started from this device’s phone app option.
- Here, you can choose your preferred settings. You have the option of making Google Voice the default number for all calls, international calls only, or for certain numbers selected right before the call.
And that’s it; with a quick and easy setting, Google Voice is now set as the default dialer for your Android device.
However, as the app is currently only available for personal Google Accounts in the USA, as well as G Suite accounts in certain countries, make sure Google Voice is actually functioning in your area, before attempting to download or implement these settings, as they might not be able to work.