How to Filter Spam and Pesky Calls on Android Smartphones

Raise your hands if you’ve been in the middle of something important or just hanging out with friends and a pesky 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 trigger this option on your Android smartphone:

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. Just in case it’s off, just turn it on. There’s another option available on the Phone app to mark certain calls as Spam. 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 prompt 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, at least they won’t bother you as much.

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