How to Make a Phone Call using Windows 11 or 10?

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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.

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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 Windows + R keys on the keyboard. In the Run box, type dialer.exe and hit Enter key on the keyboard.

Alternatively, click the Start button and type dialer.exe. In the search results, click on its entry to open the Phone Dialer application.

Step 2. When you’re done, the Phone Dialer app will open. Type a number to call and click the Dial button.

That’s it.

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 New > Shortcut.

Step 2. On the “Create Shortcut” wizard, in the “Type the location of the item” field, write the following:-

 %windir%\System32\dialer.exe

Step 3. Then, click the Next button.

Step 4. In the following screen, enter Phone Dialer in the “Type a name for this shortcut” field.

Step 5. Finally, click the Finish button.

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.

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