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Keypad - Editing Mis-dialed or Wrong Number

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martinwinlow Calculating status...
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Jul 11, 2011 7:03 AM



If I dial a number on my iPhone4 and get it wrong (call doesn't connect or you get some totally random stranger) how do you edit the number to try again without having to enter the whole number all over again?


... apart from going to 'Recents', using 'Create New Contact' on the wrong number, editing the number as usual, highlighting the corrected number, copying, pasting back in the keypad screen and hitting 'call', that is!



iPhone 4
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    Jul 11, 2011 7:10 AM (in response to martinwinlow)

    If you bring up the keypad, then tap "Call", the last number you dialed will be displayed. You can then edit it.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    Jul 12, 2011 1:32 AM (in response to martinwinlow)

    Edting works fine for me.

  • Deepu272 Calculating status...
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    Apr 18, 2012 12:47 AM (in response to martinwinlow)

    Hi MW, I am facing the issue u explained.. did u find any way out?

  • jazzylife Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to martinwinlow)

    I am having the same issue regarding the inability to edit a phone number. I recall being able to edit back on my iphone 3GS. I'm guessing this is part of the new ios6. This is most obnoxious when I find a phone number on a website that doesn't have the 1 in front of the number that is needed to call long distance. Basically you end up having to copy the number, pasting it into your web browser, adding the 1, and then copying and pasting into the phone dialer. CRAZY!!!!!!

  • Galaxy103 Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 5:49 PM (in response to jazzylife)



    It's an iPhone the word says it it's a iPHONE !!!!!!


    It looks like Apple forgot the original purpose of a phone.


    editing phone numbers without the need to store them as a contact should be a basic function and I don't mean changing the last two digits but real editing like putting an country code upfront.


    every other phone I had was capable of doing this.


    Like Jazzylife said CRAZY !!!!

  • Chrisgixer Calculating status...
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    Mar 1, 2013 2:33 PM (in response to Galaxy103)

    This is the MOST rediculous aspect of the i"PHONE" .



    In the uk, 0800 numbers are free. Unless dialed from a mobile. In order to ring an 0800 number you have remember to dial without the first zero. If copying the number from a web site there is no option to edit out the first zero. It simply doesn't work.


    Dialling incorrectly, equally, means deleting every digit up to the error, the re entering. This is not an attribute expected from a "SMART" phone.


    Nokia had this feature on a smartphone 20 years ago. In fact, as said above, name a mobile phone that does not have the option to edit a dialled number in the phone screen...?



    Come on apple, sort it out please.




    Why is there a seperate option at the bottom of the screen for voicemail when press and hold 1 does the same thing? Yet there is no voicemail icon next to digit 1 ?


    But the letters next to the number on the keys have no function at all.


    Why doesn't press and hold call bring up the recent call list...? Might be sensible answers to these, but it just seems to me the phone on the best phone is not the best phone that ever lived. :)

  • somethingbrite Calculating status...
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    Apr 17, 2013 3:12 AM (in response to martinwinlow)

    Short answer.... It cant be done.

    "Create contact and edit within newly created contact" fudge / workaround is the only way.


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