iPhone Speed Dial Made Easy With Speed Dial Icons
I tend to use my iPhone Favorites list for speed dial purposes, but what if you could just tap on a springboard icon to speed dial someone? Great idea huh? That’s exactly what LifeHacker John P thought too, so he created a nifty webapp that allows you to input some a name, phone number, and icon image to create a speed dial icon directly onto your iOS springboard. The result looks like the image to the right.
Using the webapp is completely free and extremely easy to use, just check out the site from your iPhone to get started. After you click on “Create Speed Dial Icon” you’ll be prompted to call the number entered, just cancel that call and save the page to your home screen (like any other Safari bookmark in iOS). Now when you click on that icon, it will initiate the phone call directly.
Once a speed dial icon is created, the icon no longer requires an internet connection to dial the number, which means it’ll make the call even when your data reception is in a poor coverage area.
Is this cool or what? This would be a great feature for Apple to add directly into iOS. If you’ve ever used an Android phone you’ll know that Android OS does allow you to add user contacts directly to the phones home screen, it’s a nice feature and iPhone Speed Dial replicates it on the iPhone pretty well.
Heads up to LifeHacker and their reader who created the webapp and for the springboard screenshot shown above. You can probably tell but they chose to put the speed dial icons in a ‘Speed Dial’ folder which is also a pretty good idea.