How To Set Call Number As Default On Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

Sometimes you’ll have contacts on your phone that have multiple numbers tied to them. For example, one contact could have both a home number and a mobile number. If you would like to learn how to set a certain contact’s number as their default number, follow the guide below.

Once you have set a default number, this number will be the number that your Galaxy S8 will call when you tap to dial that contact. By setting a default number, you’ll be cutting out the hassle of needing to choose which number to call each time you try to dial a contact.

The Galaxy S8 will also use the default number when you text that contact. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will usually pick out a default number automatically, but you can change the default number by following the steps below.


How To Set Call Number As Default On Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

  1. Open the contacts app and tap on the contact that you’d like to change the default call number for.
  2. Once you’re on the contact’s unique menu, tap the “More button in the top right corner. Next, tap to activate the “Mark as standard” option.
  3. You will be able to choose the default number within the “Number” section.
  4. Tap “Done” to save the changes. You’ll now see the default number next to a check mark within the contacts app.


From now on, this number will be used when you try to call or text that contact. You will need to follow the steps above for each of your contacts individually.

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