Annoyed with spam calls? Know how to STOP it on your iPhone and Android

    End the game with spam calls with these tricks. Know what you can do.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Jan 08 2022, 09:07 PM IST
    You can block individual spam calls or use third-party apps to do it for you.
    You can block individual spam calls or use third-party apps to do it for you. (Pixabay)
    You can block individual spam calls or use third-party apps to do it for you.
    You can block individual spam calls or use third-party apps to do it for you. (Pixabay)

    Nothing can be more irritating than attending the robocalls or spam calls assuming that you might go pick an important call! Especially during a meeting or any other important work. What makes it more annoying is the masking of spam calls with genuine-looking phone numbers, that you can't even guess before taking it. Even sometimes, it is at another level when the call tries to threaten you while imposing a pseudo-emergency need. Though, few people fall for the scam, providing enough amount to the fraudsters. So, if you are done with the nuisance of spam calls, it's time to put a brake on it. Here are the three ways to do it.

    How to stop spam calls?

    Traditional Way! Block it

    Old is gold! But as old as this method is, it is the easiest and safest amongst all, as there are mostly a few particular spam call numbers that keep you calling. Android users can block the spam call by going into the recent contacts section of your call logs and then press long on that particular number and tap on the 'Block' option. Similarly, iPhone users can tap on the blue icon in front of the robo or spam call and select the 'Block this caller' option.

    Talk to your carrier provider

    The majority of major mobile carriers have taken steps to put themselves between you and these annoying robocalls. This has been done by behind-the-scenes network enhancements, such as the SHAKEN or STIR technology, which allows carriers to check when a call is authentic and spam out of the several faked numbers that you're likely receiving from your own local area code. Best will be to talk to your carrier services to solve the issue.

    Third-party applications (From trusted developers of course!)

    There are a number of applications such as Hiya, Truecaller, Nomorobo which can automatically block the spam of robocalls on your behalf before even ringing it. Though, most of them require a paid subscription to get access to the feature. These services use a database of robocallers, spammers, and fraudsters that is regularly updated to prevent nuisance calls while identifying thousands of fake numbers every day. When a call comes in, the service checks it against the giant database of scam numbers. If a match is found, the incoming call is blocked before it reaches you.

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    First Published Date: 08 Jan, 09:07 PM IST
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