FP5 Android 13: 2 urgent problems about calling and receiving

I thought the circle in the middle at the bottom of each screen is to stop the current app but… it continued. I wanted to stop the (automatic) phone conversation but I couldn’t.
When I did ho back to phone, there was another screen, but I couldn’t get the original back, with the keyboard.
never the one with the numeric keyboard;

Q1. How to get it back? I.e; last conversation: auto menu or real person, whatever.

Q2. how are those 3 main icons called an d where can I find help on them (es^

Q3. The SOUND, the AUDIO of the caller is always far too low for me, despite the volume button and indication is set to the max.
How can I increase the VOICE COLUME of a person phoning me?
When pressing to volume button, I once saw 2 volume indicators, the left one being at half. I guess it si that one I need to change but… I couldn’t.
Who can help me?

This navigation button just brings up the home screen. Any apps continue to run in the background - if they need to, such as audio, or a phone call - so this is not the way to end a call.

They are called “Three-button navigation”. They allow basic navigation in the Android user interface. From left to right:

  • The Triangle button allows you to return to the previous screen
  • The Circle button returns you to the home screen of your phone (actually of the app launcher)
  • The Square button allows you to see the list of apps which are currently running, and go from one of them to another (multi-tasking).

Could you please indicate which app you are using to make phone calls. Is it the standard Google app or one that you installed yourself?

THANKS, especially as I was sure the square was to take a screenshot.
I’m using the standard Phone app. The only app I downloaded (after reinstalling gBoard, but that’s a totally different story) is WhatsApp.
So how can I increase the AUDIO VOLUME on an incoming calls? (I receive it at most 3/5 to use a common criteria, while they hear me 5/5)

While the call is active just use the volume buttons on the side of your phone. If it doesn’t get any louder then you’ve reached the maximum volume.

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To increase the volume, when a call is in progress tap the Speaker icon to toggle between hands-free mode (louder volume) and normal (designed for you to hold the phone to your ear). You can adjust the volume using the volume up and down buttons. If the volume is still too quiet, you might consider an external speaker (I highly recommend the Jabra SPEAK 510) which uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone.
Hope that helps :slightly_smiling_face:

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@JulianR: Sounds greatI and Solving that important issu! l try it next time. C
an you also tell me where that “Speaker icon” is (as I can’t remember having seen it) and… hoping it is by default in “normal” which I guess it, else you wouldn’t have used the word “normal”, would you? I really hope so, it would save a lot of trouble to me.
And: isn’t there a way to make it default (= the “hands free” mode)? I would be very surprised you couldn’t specify such a vital setting; it remains a phone isn’t it?

The Speaker icon is the second from the right in the Phone app with the word “Speaker” under it when a call is in progress. I don’t know of a way to make the Phone app start a call in hands-free mode.

Sono: @JulianR: Unfortunately, it’s the reverse, the Audio System is automatically set to HANDS-FREE (which seems logic to me, as it is a smartphone, but I hear only 3/5. When I action the Speaker it goes down to 1/5. So I can’t adapt it to my very slight hearing disability (which I didn’t tell you about before).

@JulianR: Unfortunately, it’s the reverse :-), the Audio System is automatically set to HANDS-FREE (which seems logic to me, as it is a smartphone), but I hear only 3/5. When I action the Speaker it goes down to 1/5. So I can’t adapt it to my very slight hearing disability (which I didn’t tell you about before).

So the question is not resolved and, I’m afraid, will never be. Putting to phone (with the 3/5 standard option) to my ear IS a method I almost never can do.

Ah yes, if you connect a bluetooth speaker (or headphones) to the phone then the Phone app will start the call using the connected device; is that what you meant by saying “the Audio System is automatically set to HANDS-FREE”? Have you had better results (louder sound) with headphones rather than the FP5 speaker or a bluetooth speaker? You can use wired headphones with a USB-C to 3.5 mm adapter, but you may find bluetooth wireless headphones more convenient.

A word of warning: many bluetooth speakers have a built-in microphone, but it’s not always very sensitive so your caller may not be able to hear you clearly; that’s why I recommended the Jabra device which has an excellent microphone.