Spam is everywhere. It’s in your inbox, mailbox, and now it’s on your Android phone. Most of the time it’s about things that don’t interest you or information or products you’ll never use. Nonetheless, you still have do deal with them. Or do you? You could opt for not answering calls from unknown callers, but then you run the risk of missing an important phone call.
Getting rid of spam calls/SMS on your Android device is actually as easy as using one of the following apps. These apps will make those annoying calls disappear to finally give you some peace. The days of having to deal with spam calls are over.
1. Call Blocker – Blacklist App
Not only will Call Blocker block unwanted spam calls, it can also filter SMS as well. Spam can reach your phone as SMS, but it won’t anymore with this app. (Spam SMS will still reach your phone, but it will be filtered out before you have a chance to look at it.) You can choose from options such as text SMS filter, do not disturb mode, personal blacklist, block call log, community blacklist, etc.
When the app blocks a call, you won’t get a notification or any type of notice. Say goodbye to telemarketers, robocalls and any phone number based on their area code or number.
If a number that has violated the FRC/FCC Do Not Call list tries to call you, rest assured that they won’t get through. It’s also possible to sync online and back up locally any personal lists you have in the cloud for safekeeping.
2. Mr. Number – Block Calls & Spam
Mr. Number is one of the most popular spam blockers for Android. When you first launch the app, you don’t have to set anything up to block those irritating spam calls. The app already has a list of reported spam numbers that other users have reported.
If you get a spam call from a number that hasn’t been reported, you can block that number by going to “Settings -> Call Blocking -> Check the suspected spam option.” To report the spam call, just tap on the “Report Spam” option on the bottom-right when you select the number.
If the spam call you get is on the app’s spam list, you will get a notice and can even see what other users have said about that number. There will also be options to block or report that number so you never have to deal with it again.
TrueCaller’s primary purpose is to identify all the calls that come in. Even though this app works as a caller ID, it also has a feature that will prevent you from having to deal with spam calls.
It will identify those telemarketers and spam calls thanks to its large telemarketer directory. Just make sure that the feature is on when you first install the app, and TrueCaller will automatically block any call that it identifies as spam.
If there is a number that the app doesn’t identify as spam but you consider it as such, you can block it by going to “Settings -> Block -> View My Block List” and tapping on the blue circle on the bottom-right.
4. Call Blocker Free Blacklist
Call Blocker Free will get rid of those annoying spam calls. A feature that makes this app stand out from the rest is that it has an option to block those one-ring phone scams. There is no need to activate this feature since it’s on by default.
You can also choose how you want to block calls by choosing hang up, hang up and send a text message, or mute without hanging up. There’s also an option to get notified of all blocked calls and text messages.
Hiya is a spam-blocking app that can identify about a million spam numbers. As soon as a call comes in, the app compares the number with its database to let you know if it’s spam or not.
Keeping spam out isn’t the only thing this the app is capable of. It can also detect viruses and malware in your text messages. Do you have some missing info on certain contacts? Hiya can help you fill in the blanks thanks to the reverse phone lookup feature.
To add a certain number to your block list, go to “Settings -> Call Protection -> Numbers on my block list.” Tap the red button on the bottom-right corner.
With the anti-spam apps on this list the spambots and telemarketers don’t stand a chance. Spam calls don’t have the right to bother you when you never asked to receive those types of calls. Which app are you going to try first? Share your thoughts in the comments.