Thousands of spam calls. Photo: Herald of Mexico | Thousands of spam calls. Photo: Herald of Mexico
Is your cell phone getting too many calls from new numbers? Believe it or not, this problem affects not only you, but also millions of people who have an Android smartphone or iPhone. Generally, most users respond when they believe there is a chance; but they get angry when they realize that it is spam. Do you know that there is a trick in knowing them without answering? Here we are going to tell you.
These days, the Play Store and App Store (the Android and Apple stores, respectively) are full of apps that do just that. The problem with these third-party programs is that you don’t know what they can do with the information they collect and store on their servers. It’s not just your data that you’ve installed, but also your contacts.
How to avoid spam calls?
You may know this, but Samsung and iPhone phones have a native option that lets you say goodbye to calling foreign numbers. But remember that this will not only stop annoying spam calls, but also prevent you from calling other unknown numbers, that is, a relative or a friend whose number you have not saved in your mobile phone.
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In Android, the phone application also has other options that can be very useful. Just go to Settings and tap on Caller ID & Spam. There you will see some options (sender ID and spam and Filter spam calls). Do both.
You can use Truecaller
Of all the apps that serve caller ID, the most popular is TrueCller which is available on Play and App Store. Once you have installed and configured it, this program will show you the name of the person who is trying to contact you, it will also notify you if the number has been reported as SPAM, etc. The only problem, as we mentioned above, is that it stores your data and that of your contacts.