watchOS 4 Adds A Keypad To The Phone App

Answering phone calls on the Apple Watch feels super futuristic. Practical? That’s a different subject. Nevertheless, the phone app on the Apple Watch was great for calling contacts and people who recently called you, but it was worthless if you wanted to call a new number. Instead, you had to use Siri to dial the number you wanted to call. In watchOS 4, Apple has now added a keypad to the phone app that allows users to type the phone number and initiate a call.

Using this, you can now call any phone number you want. Even better, you can access the keypad while on a phone call on your Watch. If you want to dial an extension, reach a certain department, or let someone in a lockout building, you can now do that directly from your Apple Watch.

watchOS 4 brings along a number of other improvements too, such as new watch faces, an Apple News app, a new list view for the home screen, a redesigned dock, and more. It will be available as a free update to Apple Watch owners this fall.

What do you think of the phone app now featuring a keypad? Will you use it more often? Have there been times before where you wish you could access the keypad on an Apple Watch during a phone call before? What’s your favorite feature in watchOS 4? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below! Also, be sure to follow us on our social media platforms so you can stay up to date on the latest news regarding watchOS!

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