Now you can filter spam calls using Google’s Phone app

Now you can filter spam calls using Google’s Phone app

Now you can filter spam calls using Google’s Phone app

Instead of requiring users to dismiss suspected spam calls on their own, the Google Phone app is now able to automatically block them.

Users can also mark calls as spam.

The new feature, which will work on devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above, improves how the Google Phone app handles spam, further preventing users from being disturbed by the unwanted calls.

The Google Phone app helped users deal with spam by displaying a red background whenever it detects a suspected spam call. The Android smartphone will not even ring.

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Google just gave us another good reason to use its phone app: better protection from spam callers. Spam callers will still be able to leave to a voicemail, which can be checked from the call history, but even that won't leave a notification, making interruptions nearly non-existent. To do this, users will need to open the Phone app and go to Recents.

Caller ID and spam protection feature is on by default. To activate the feature, one needs to follow three easy steps - visit Settings, select Caller ID & spam and turn it on. It will then show you information about the people calling you and if it's businesses, it will also reflect there even if they're not in your contacts list.

Yes, you still have to deal with the voicemail your "Ann" leaves and a call or two you want might get kicked there by mistake, but if you're getting a ton of spam calls it can be worth it just to not have your phone ringing all day with calls you don't want to answer. Tap the call, then on "Block/report spam". You will still be able to see filtered calls, and you can still check your voicemails when you want. Users will then be asked if they want to block the number.

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