GV Connect - Call & SMS for Google Voice


GV Connect is the most feature-complete Google Voice application available for your iPhone or iPad — text, call, and interact with your existing GV accounts using a beautiful and streamlined interface that gives you full control over your account settings:

• Place calls using your Google Voice number rather than your mobile number - enter number directly, select a contact from your device's contacts, or call back any number in your history. The application supports direct call (iPhone only), callback, and offline calling (see application website for a description of these calling modes)
• Send and receive text messages (SMS) from your Google Voice number - including support for long SMS, sending to multiple recipients at once, and support for non-English messages. Supports in-line replies with an iMessage-like interface
• Automatically check for new SMS and voicemails - even when the application is in the background (background fetching requires iOS 7 or later)
• Listen to voicemails and recorded conversations right on your device (allowing you to pause, rewind, or fast forward to any point within the message) - voicemails will show the transcription of the message when available
• Un/-archive messages, mark them as un-/read or starred, attach notes to conversations, block/unblock senders, or delete conversations
• Easily search in your history by contact, message, or note text - supports continuing searches online for messages that have not yet been cached locally
• Messages are stored on your device for offline access
• Quickly change various Google Voice account settings (call forwarding, do-not-disturb — including the option to have DND automatically expire at a specified time, message notifications, …)
• Add, verify, and remove forwarding phone numbers
• Quick Settings allow saving and restoring complete account settings (DND, forwarding, …) for easy switching between different profiles
• Support for automatic selection of Quick Settings based on current location (available as In-App Purchase)
• Direct access to your device's contacts without needing to synchronize them with Google
• Quick access to favorite phone numbers for calls and SMS
• Universal application which runs optimized on iPhone (including iPhone 6/6 Plus), iPod Touch, and iPad
• Optional application passcode lock (with TouchID option on supported devices running iOS 8 or later)
• Supports gesture navigation when typing text for easier placement of the cursor: swipe left/right with one or two fingers to move the caret position backwards/forward by character or word. Swipe left/right with three fingers to go to the beginning/end of the existing text
• Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion including support for fill-in snippets

* Recipient of an honorable mention in the 2010 Best App Ever Awards *

NOTE: An existing Google Voice account with a GV phone number is required to use this application - signup for new Google Voice accounts is currently limited to residents of the US. Please note that GV Connect is NOT a VoIP application and will not allow making or receiving calls from an iPad/iPod Touch without a separate VoIP application.

GV Connect stores your account password securely in your device's Keychain for faster login when launching the application. All communication is done exclusively via secure connections (SSL) to the Google Voice servers owned and operated by Google and no contact information (other than the contact's phone number which is required to place a call or send a message) is sent to Google or any other party. All operations are fully synchronized with your Google Voice account.

Please read the FAQ section on the application website if you encounter any issues or use the feedback email link in its about screen to ask for support.

What's new in version 2.3.9

• Improved compatibility for logins using 2-Factor authentication. This fixes the continuous loop during login that some users have been experiencing and avoid multiple prompts for the 2-Factor code entry.

By the way, AppStore reviews are very helpful to us - reviews get reset with every update. If you like GV Connect, we would greatly appreciate if you could take a few minutes and leave a nice review. Thanks for using GV Connect!


Linked Opinion

Recommended by Katie Floyd

Version 2.2.5 – May 7, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Recommended by Adam Bierschenk

Version 1.10.4 – November 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Recommended by Bruce Tuckey

Version 1.10.4 – November 29, 2012 at 3:44 AM

Not Recommended by Farid Moussa

Version 1.11 – December 23, 2012 at 5:34 AM

Recommended by Greg Godwin

Version 2.1.5 – December 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Don't bother using the free Google Voice app. It hasn't been updated in a long time (and thus has a painfully out-of-date UI), and its performance is sluggish at times. If you're at all serious about using Google Voice (the service, not the Google app), then it's worth spending a few bucks to get GV Connect. The interface is much cleaner and clearer than the default app from Google, and its performance is quite snappy.

Recommended by Jon Dagle

Version 2.2.1 – January 9, 2014 at 7:02 AM

All the GV clients for iOS have issues, but I've settled on GV Connect. Works well enough, certainly more complete and better than Google's app.