As a smartphone user, you might be receiving many calls every day. While some of the calls may be very important to you, others may simply be intended to annoy or disturb you. Yes, we are talking about spam calls/robocalls intended to scam or spam you.
With the rising usage of smartphones, robocalls have also increased, and it’s now almost impossible to avoid all robocalls or spam calls. Hence, to deal with spam calls on Android, we need to utilize third-party apps.
However, if you don’t want to use third-party apps or if you don’t have enough storage, you can enable your device’s Caller ID and Spam protection feature. Android smartphones now come with the Google Phone app, which can be used to identify and block spam calls.
The Google Phone or Phone by Google app has a feature that can automatically identify and block spam calls. The Caller ID & Spam feature of the Google Phone app was previously available only on Google Pixel devices, but it’s now available for every user.
Steps to Enable Caller ID & Spam Protection on Android
So, if you are looking for ways to enable the Caller ID and Spam protection feature on your Android device, you are reading the right article. In this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on blocking unwanted calls & SMS on Android via the Google Phone app. Let’s check out.
1. First of all, open the Google Play Store and search for the Phone application. Now open the Google Phone app and install the available update.
2. Now, open the Google Phone app on your Android and tap on the three dots as shown in the screenshot below.
3. From the list of options, tap on the Settings.
4. On the Settings page, tap on the Caller ID & spam option under the Assistive section.
5. Now, on the Caller ID & spam option, enable the ‘See caller and spam ID’, and ‘Filter spam calls’ options.
That’s it! You are done. This will enable the Caller ID and Spam protection feature on your Android smartphone.
Although the Caller ID & Spam protection feature on the Phone app is useful, it’s not very reliable. Sometimes, spam calls pass through the defense of Google Phone apps. So, it’s always best to use third-party apps to block calls on Android smartphones.
Apart from blocking spam calls, the Google Phone app can do various other things. For example, with the Google Phone app, you can hear who’s calling your Android device. The latest version of Google Phone has a feature called Caller ID announcement that announces the caller’s name aloud.
If you wish to enable the Caller ID announcement feature on your Android, you need to follow our guide – How to Hear Who’s Calling your Android Device.
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