If you paste or otherwise copy a phone number containing letters (example: 1-800-FLOWERS) into the iPhone’s Contacts app, iOS can figure it out and dial it for you.

Editor’s note: We were specific with “paste” because as you can tell, when entering a phone number into Contacts, iOS displays only a numerical keyboard, not the full alphabetical keyboard. But you can paste numbers into that field or get them in there by tap-holding on them in emails and webpages.

You May Also Like

Little features that could make a big difference in iOS and iPadOS

I have a growing list of little features that I hope Apple will add to iOS someday. Since WWDC 2021 was not that day, I’ll share them here.