If you want to make a call occasionally or frequently using your Windows 11 or 10 PC, then this gearupwindows article is for you. There are at least two methods in Windows 11/10 using which you can make a call from your PC. If you use the Phone Link app, you can easily make a call through your PC.
However, those not using Phone Link can use the built-in Phone Dialer (dialer.exe) app to make phone calls using Windows 11/10. You need a modem configured for this purpose to use the Phone Dialer.
How to Use Phone Dialer (dialer.exe) to Make Phone Calls using Windows 11 or 10?
Making a phone call using the Phone Dialer application in Windows 11 or 10 is straightforward. Here are the steps:-
Step 1. Open the Phone Dialer app.
To do that, press
Alternatively, click the
Step 2. When you’re done, the Phone Dialer app will open. Type a number to call and click the
However, if you don’t have a Modem configured and connected to your PC, and you Dial a number, you will see the following warning message:-
“Phone Dialer was unable to find a telephone device or modem to use to dial voice calls.
In Control Panel, double-click the Modem icons to install a modem, or install another telephonic device to use for dialing calls.”
How to Create a Desktop Shortcut for the Phone Dialer (Dialer.exe) app?
If you want to make phone calls using your PC frequently, you should create a desktop shortcut of the Phone Dialer application.
To make a Desktop Shortcut for the Phone Dialer (Dialer.exe) app on Windows 11 or 10, use these steps:-
Step 1. Right-click on the free area on your Desktop and select
Step 2. On the “Create Shortcut” wizard, in the “Type the location of the item” field, write the following:-
Step 3. Then, click the
Step 4. In the following screen, enter
Step 5. Finally, click the
Once you complete the above steps, you will see a shortcut to the Phone Dialer app on the Desktop. Just double-click on it when you want to make a call.