Speed Dial on iPhone 13: A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting It Up

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By Matthew Simpson

Looking to add a contact to speed dial on your iPhone 13? It’s a breeze! With just a few taps, you can set up your favorite contacts for quick and easy access. Say goodbye to scrolling through your contact list when you’re in a rush. Let’s get started!

Step by Step Tutorial: Setting Up Speed Dial on iPhone 13

Before we dive into the steps, let’s clarify what we’re about to do. We’ll be adding a contact to the ‘Favorites’ list in the Phone app, which essentially works as speed dial on your iPhone 13.

Step 1: Open the Phone App

Launch the ‘Phone’ app on your iPhone 13.

The ‘Phone’ app is typically found on your home screen. It’s the green icon with a white phone handset.

Step 2: Go to the Favorites Tab

Tap on the ‘Favorites’ tab at the bottom left of the screen.

This is where you’ll see the list of contacts you’ve already added to your Favorites, if any.

Step 3: Tap on the ‘+’ Button

Press the ‘+’ button in the top-left corner of the screen.

This will allow you to add a new contact to your Favorites list.

Step 4: Choose a Contact to Add

Select a contact from your list that you want to add to speed dial.

You can search for a specific contact by typing their name into the search bar at the top of the screen.

Step 5: Select the Contact’s Number

Choose the number you want to use for speed dial if your contact has more than one.

If your contact only has one number, it will automatically be selected.

Step 6: Confirm the Addition

Tap on ‘Done’ to add the contact to your Favorites list.

Your contact is now set up for speed dial, and you can access them quickly from the Favorites tab in the Phone app.

After completing these steps, you’ll have successfully added a contact to speed dial on your iPhone 13. You can call them with just a couple of taps, saving you time and hassle.

Tips for Speed Dial on iPhone 13

  • Remember, you can add multiple numbers for the same contact if they have more than one.
  • Organize your Favorites list by long-pressing and dragging contacts to rearrange them.
  • If you need to remove a contact from Favorites, simply swipe left on their name and tap ‘Delete.’
  • Use Siri to call your Favorites by saying "Call [contact name] on speed dial."
  • Keep your Favorites list updated by regularly adding or removing contacts as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many contacts can I add to speed dial?

You can add as many contacts as you like to your Favorites list for speed dial.

Can I add a contact to speed dial directly from the Contacts app?

Yes, you can add a contact to speed dial by selecting a contact in the Contacts app, tapping on ‘Add to Favorites,’ and following the prompt.

Is it possible to set up speed dial for international numbers?

Absolutely, you can add international numbers to your Favorites list just like any other contact.

Can I use speed dial with third-party calling apps?

Speed dial through the Favorites list is specific to the Phone app, but some third-party apps may have similar features.

How do I access speed dial on my iPhone 13?

Access your speed dial by tapping the ‘Favorites’ tab in the Phone app. From there, just tap on the contact you wish to call.


  1. Open the ‘Phone’ app.
  2. Go to the ‘Favorites’ tab.
  3. Tap the ‘+’ button.
  4. Choose a contact to add.
  5. Select the contact’s number.
  6. Confirm by tapping ‘Done.’


Setting up speed dial on your iPhone 13 is not only efficient but also a smart way to stay connected with the people who matter most to you. Whether it’s family, friends, or important work contacts, having quick access to call them can make a world of difference in both personal and professional settings. With the Favorites feature in your Phone app, you’re just a couple of taps away from reaching out to your most important contacts. Keep your list tailored to your needs, and you’ll find it becomes an invaluable tool in your daily routine. Go on then, give it a try and see how speed dial on iPhone 13 can streamline your communication!