Why was NoseDial made and how do you use the app?

The problem
The iPhone's touchscreen cannot be used when wearing gloves. Any time you're outside in the cold and want to call a friend, you have to take off your gloves and freeze.

The solution
Start NoseDial, BEFORE you put on your gloves.

Now you can either scroll


or tilt the iPhone


to navigate through your previously added contacts. And since you can determine the dialing button size in NoseDial, they are always large enough for you to select the right friend when dialing with your nose.


NoseDial goes into the NoseDial standby mode instead of the iPhone standby mode.


You can return to the app by double clicking the screen (with your nose).

Ruhemodus verlassen

You can go directly to NoseDial standby mode by tilting the iPhone 90 degrees.


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How to configure NoseDial

The first time you open NoseDial the app will automatically open the settings.


Default Settings


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Automatic Lock

Automatische Sperre

If you open an app and do not use the touchscreen for a longer period of time, the iPhone will enter standby mode. To return to the app you must first "unlock" the phone using the slide bar. This can be tricky to do with your nose, which is why NoseDial circumvents the automatic iPhone lock and enters NoseDial standby mode after periods of inactivity.


If you do not want this to happen you can re-activate the automatic iPhone lock here.

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Difficulty level


This determines how many dialing buttons will be displayed on the screen, which of course, also determines how large the dialing buttons will be displayed. It's best to start as a "Beginner."

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Select a background

Hintergrund auswählen

You can choose the appearance for your dialing buttons. Various designs are available.

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Sort by

Sortieren nach

Here you can determine the criteria for displaying your contacts (sorted from A-Z) in NoseDial.

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Tilt settings


With the tilt modus activated you can tilt the iPhone


to navigate through your previously added contacts. If the tilt mode autoscroll is also activated, you will automatically scroll through your contacts until the iPhone is returned to the upright position. Activate "Tilt angle lefties" if you use your left hand with your iPhone.

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Synchronize contacts

Kontakte synchronisieren

Add contacts

You must first add contacts to NoseDial in order to use those contacts in NoseDial. You can theoretically add as many contacts as you wish. Just remember that you will have to scroll through all your contacts when you want to call a friend. 10-50 contacts is the ideal number to add. To make adding contacts easier, you can also add "all contacts (max 100)", "all contacts with photo", or "select contact-group" (this function is only active if you use groups on your iPhone).

Normally, however, you will "select contact manually" – and this is done similarly as when adding iPhone favorites. The app will ask you if you wish to transfer a contact when you have selected a contact's telephone number.

Kontakte hinzufügen

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Deleting contacts

There are two ways to delete contacts from NoseDial:
  • You can use the function "delete contacts" under settings. This will delete all contacts from NoseDial.

Kontakte löschen

  • If you wish to delete individual contacts, just click a dialing button for approx. 3 seconds.

Kontakte löschen

A message will appear asking if you want to delete the contact from NoseDial.

NoseDial Kontakte

Confirm with yes.

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Synchronizing contacts

If, for example, you change a number or add a picture to a contact in your iPhone, these changes will not automatically be applied to NoseDial. All you have to do to make these changes is click "Update contacts in NoseDial." A loading bar will show you when the app is finished synchronizing.

• Kontakte synchronisieren

This can be completed very quickly when only a small number of contacts are affected and you may not even see the loading bar.

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After making a call

Unfortunately Apple is currently not allowing the iPhone to return to this app after completing a call using the app. In order to immediately return to NoseDial after completing a call, the following message will be displayed:

Nach einem Telefonat

You can now decide if you wish to exit NoseDial or return to NoseDial. We admit, hitting the "Back" button with your nose isn't all that easy. But since Apple's specifications do not allow us to make the button any larger, you will just have to practice a bit. But we are sure you'll be able to master it :-)

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Please give us a positive rating in the AppStore and show us how good you are at using your iPhone with your nose on Facebook. We're looking forward to receiving videos and pictures!

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