Blocking spam calls has been an important concern these days. Increasing scam/fraud calls have subsequently caused loss of time as well as money in the worst case. Spam callers are especially targeting old-aged or technically unaware age, groups for looting money online. Hence, today’s article is about how to block spam calls on iPhones and Android smartphones.
How to Identify Spam Calls?
First, we need to learn about how to identify spam calls. This is how you can identify them.
A native or foreign phone number calls you and says about a lottery winning, acting as technical support, or bank representatives.
Random people asking for your security codes, document numbers, MPIN, OTPs, etc via calls.
Unknown people acting up being in emergency and asking for money.
Suspicious and strange phone numbers ring up on your phone.
People act as intelligence bureaus and ask for personal information.
How to Block Spam Calls/ Unknown Calls on iPhones?
There is a native method to block spam calls on iPhones which is as follows;
As soon as you found a spam call number, you can head toward the phone app.
Tap on Recents, Favorites, or Voicemail, and then look up the spam number.
Tap on the info icon (i) and select the block this number option.
Or else, you can also go to contacts and follow the same process to block the caller.
You can also silence unknown callers on iPhones. And you can also turn on the Silence Junk Callers option to silence the calls which are identified as spam numbers by your carrier. This feature might not work in all regions.
Further, you can also stop calls on iPhones without blocking. The solutions are pretty simple like turning on DND mode or turning on the airplane mode. But these solutions are temporary and the best way is to block as per above steps.
Truecaller app is one of the best calling apps against spam and fraud protection. It shows the caller ID of the phone number. Also, it has a feature to designate phone numbers as spam in its system to alert the users. To block a spam phone number, Go to your Phonebook > SPAM > Edit > Choose “Block this caller” at the bottom.
There are other apps in the Appstore and Playstore for blocking spam calls. It is always recommended to use highly rated apps with good reviews.
With new tech and huge smartphone penetration, spam calls have also increased rapidly. The digital world is facing digital scams and frauds. So, one has to be aware while answering an unknown call. One should never share codes like OTPs, MPINs, IDs, or Passwords with anyone. A legal complaint to the respective Cyber Bureau of the country is also advisable.
So that was all about how to block spam calls on iPhones and Android smartphones. Which dialer app and UI are you using? Do ask all of your queries and drop your valuable opinions and experience in the comment section below.