You have probably already noticed that the phenomenon of email spam has practically disappeared lately. But since nature, like everything else, does not tolerate emptiness, it would be rash to assume that it simply disappeared. It is much more likely that all those who used to spam in the mail have now invested in telephone spam. Anyway, not a day goes by that someone doesn't call me and start offering some nonsense like investing training, getting a credit card, or connecting to a new cellular operator that doesn't really exist. It's good that there are easy ways to get rid of this.
Tired of phone spam? You can get rid of it
As it turned out, there are quite a lot of those who would like to get rid of telephone spam and unwanted calls. You can understand this by asking Google. If you even type 'How to block …' or 'How to block …', without adding the rest of the phrase, you will see that at the very top of the search results there will be requests 'how to block calls from unknown numbers', 'how to block calls from unknown numbers' and 'how to block calls from unknown numbers'. This means that such a need arises plus or minus for everyone. Fortunately, I can help you sort this out.
Blocking numbers on Android
- Download the Phone app from Google – it's very convenient and intuitive, you won't regret it;
It is very easy to block unknown calls on Android
- Give him privileges and assign him as the main means of receiving and making calls;
- Launch the application, open the context menu (three vertical dots in the upper right corner) and select 'Blocked';
- At the bottom of the screen, go to the 'Blocking rules' tab – 'Call blocking rules';
Block those categories with the number of your choice
- Select the options you want – Block Unknown Numbers or Block Hidden Numbers – and activate them.
It is important to understand that the terms 'unknown' and 'hidden' numbers are different things. Unknowns include those that are not recorded in your address book, and the latter include those whose subscribers use incognito mode, prohibiting the display of the phone number of the called subscribers. As a rule, in such cases, the inscription 'Number not identified' or 'Suppressed number' is displayed on the screen of your smartphone. This is not a big tragedy, but many do not like the fact that someone calls them from a hidden number, and does not allow them to determine in advance whether to answer the call or not.
Caller ID on Android
The main problem with the function of blocking unfamiliar numbers is that you cannot be reached by someone whose number is not in the contact list. This greatly complicates communication with couriers who constantly call from different numbers, taxi drivers who often drive up to the wrong place where they were called, government agencies, etc. Therefore, if you often order something, blocking is clearly not your solution. Caller ID is yours.
- Download the Yandex application;
For the identifier to work, you need to replace the voice assistant
- Give him the necessary privileges;
- Go to 'Settings' – 'Voice Assistant' and assign Alice as the default assistant;
Only after that you can turn on the caller ID
- Launch Yandex, open the list of available services and enable Caller ID.
After that, the Yandex service will begin to detect all or almost all unfamiliar numbers from which you receive calls. As a rule, the built-in identifier works quite efficiently and even determines the personal numbers of couriers – of course, provided that one of the users entered them into the database. But since the service has been around for a long time, you can be absolutely calm about the breadth of coverage of telephone numbers.