Android home screen shortcut for non-contact


Re: ZTE Prestige 2
Newbie Android user here. I want to create a home page shortcut using a phone number not in my contacts list. I have learned how to create a shortcut using an existing contact, but I want to use a phone number that is not my contacts. I can get to the page to enter a phone number, but when I enter an unknown number, I don’t get a menu from which to select…just a blank screen. How do I get this number on to a new home screen shortcut?