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How to Add a Speed Dial Icon to Your iPhone Home Screen

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Many people have limited dexterity that can make using smartphones difficult. At the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the Assistive Tech team has many tricks and tools to help patients — or just about anyone, no matter their level of ability! Today's tip is how to add a speed dial icon to your phone's home screen to make it easier to contact your most important contacts and emergency numbers.

Follow the steps below or watch the video:

1. Download the app called Shortcuts.

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2. Open the Shortcuts app, and tap the plus sign on the upper right corner.

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3. Tap the top three dots on top right of the screen. Rename the shortcut to whatever you please. In this case, we named it, “Call Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.” Tap done.

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4. Tap the Search bar at the bottom, and type “call”. Under "Action" you can scroll to the right to press the + sign.

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5. Then tap "Contact" and select the contact you would like to add.

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6. Tap the three dots on the top right of the screen. Then, tap “Add to Home Screen.”

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7. To assign the image to your icon featured on the home screen, tap the image of the bottom icon, and you are able to take a photo or choose one from your album.

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8. Mission accomplished! The icon will now be featured on your home screen. Simply tap it to instantly call your assigned contact.

 

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