You’re in the middle of something important or just hanging out with friends and a spam call has buzzed on your smartphone. We’ve all been there and it can be pretty annoying. Google has now come with a feature in its Phone app which will at least warn you about these irritating calls. So here are a few steps that you need to follow to turn on this option on your Android smartphone:
Steps to Filter spam and annoying calls
Step 1: Open the default Phone app on your smartphone
Step 2: Tap on the three dots toggle on the right hand side
Step 3: Click on More
Step 4: You’ll need to click on the Settings option
Step 5: Now, here you will see the Caller ID & Spam option. Turn it off/on depending on the setting active on your phone.
Here it’s important to know that the caller ID and Spam option is by default on. In case it’s off, just turn it on.
There is another option available on the Phone app to filter spam and annoying calls. You need to follow the following steps to do so:
Step 1: Open the Phone app on your phone
Step 2: Go to Recent Calls
Step 3: Select a call from the list you want to mark as Spam
Step 4: After that, tap on the Block/report Spam option
Step 5: The app will ask you to check if you want to block the number
Step 6: If you do get the option, then you can also choose Report call as spam
Step 7: If that option isn’t available, then you can simply choose to block a particular number which is making those irritating calls.
Note: You will need a smartphone that is running Android 6.0 or above.
While the calls might not stop totally, at least they will bother you less.