Apple now offers a native way to add speed dial to your iPhone home screen in 2 easy steps:
- 1) Create a Call shortcut using Apple’s native Shortcuts app.
- 2) Use “Add to Home Screen” to add the icon among your apps.
Read on for the more detailed, step-by-step instructions.
Using this method, you can place icons on your home screen displaying the faces of your top friends and family among your other apps, or in a designated folder. Tapping a particular icon will lead to triggering a phone call to that person, similar to the speed dial functionality on your old landline phone.
This iPhone speed dial trick is a good alternative to the Favorites section within the Phone app.