Predict Phone Numbers While Typing on Phone Dialer?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by opeepingtomo, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. opeepingtomo macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
    Is there a way to enable in iOS for phone numbers to start being predicted while i am typing the phone number on the phone dialer like android phones do?

    For example, I also have a Samsung Galaxy S (Fascinate).

    When i go to the phone dialer, if i press "2246"

    it would maybe display "(222) 464-5556"

    because those digits are part of the number, and if that wasn't the right number, i could type one more digit and it would move to the next number that has the most in common to what i am keying in, for example

    if i then added an extra digit "22467"

    it would pick the number "(222) 467-5556"

    If i choose to pick the number i just press the suggestion, or i can choose to ignore it and "free-key" the number in.

    Just wondering if this is possible, because it is helpful when you want to access a number quick, or also so you do not have to go into your contacts and find them if you just remember at least part of the persons number you are trying to call.
  2. robdam1001, Oct 16, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012
  3. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Why not just tell Siri to dial it for you, or use the spotlight search?

    I only use the dial pad when the number isn't in my contacts, and I hardly ever open contacts to do it.
  4. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    I don't make contacts for numbers I think I'll only use one or twice, but it was a helpful feature on previous phones if they still remembered them if needed again.

    Yet one more feature that many 'dumb phones' have had for years, but are still missing on the iPhone.
  5. opeepingtomo thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
    If you can tell me how to activate Siri on an IPHONE4 I will gladly do that. Until then it seems like a simple no-brainer feature that should be available.
  6. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Well, considering I had an iPhone 4 until a couple of weeks ago, I know it's very easy to swipe left to spotlight search and type in the first few letters of a name to get the contact.
  7. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    I use an app called takephone. it has a dialler and as you start typing the persons name, it gives you the people

    so if I type 5 (kjl) I get

    Alliance and Leicester
    RelayWare Limted

    etc etc

    then 6 (mno)

    I get

    Rob JOnes
    Three LOcks Golf

    and so on..clicking the name, I then get the otion call them, send a text, email etc.

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