How to Dial Letters on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you find yourself struggling to dial letters on your iPhone? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to easily dial letters on your iPhone using the built-in keypad. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Phone App

To begin, locate and tap on the “Phone” app icon on your iPhone’s home screen. The icon resembles a green phone receiver and should be easy to spot.

Step 2: Access the Keypad

Once you have opened the Phone app, you will see several tabs at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the “Keypad” tab to access the dialing pad.

Step 3: Dialing Letters

Now that you have accessed the keypad, it’s time to start dialing letters. Here’s how:

a) Dialing a Single Letter

If you need to dial a single letter, simply locate and tap on the corresponding number key on the keypad. For example, if you want to dial ‘A’, tap once on the ‘2’ key as ‘A’ is associated with that key.

Note: You may notice that each number key has multiple letters associated with it. This is because older phones used a system called T9 predictive text input. However, for this tutorial, we will focus only on dialing letters without predictive text input.

b) Dialing Multiple Letters

If you need to dial multiple letters that are located next to each other in alphabetical order (e.g., ‘ABC’, ‘DEF’, etc. ), simply press and hold on the corresponding number key.

A small menu will appear above the key, showing all the available letters. Slide your finger to select the desired letter and release to dial it.

c) Dialing Non-Adjacent Letters

For dialing non-adjacent letters (e., ‘GHI’, ‘JKL’, etc. ), you can use a combination of tapping and holding on the number keys.

First, tap on the key associated with the first letter, then press and hold on the key associated with the second letter. The small menu will appear again, allowing you to select the desired letter.

Step 4: Dialing Numbers

If you need to dial numbers while dialing letters, simply tap on the corresponding number keys as usual. The iPhone’s keypad works for both numbers and letters, so there’s no need to switch between different modes.

Step 5: Making the Call

Once you have dialed all the necessary letters and numbers, you are ready to make your call! Simply tap on the green phone icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen. Your iPhone will now initiate a call using the dialed number or contact.


Dialing letters on your iPhone is a breeze once you know how to navigate the keypad. By following these simple steps, you can easily dial individual letters or even multiple letters without any hassle. So go ahead and give it a try!

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