Truecaller’s iOS update will improve call and spam detection

Truecaller’s iOS update will improve call and spam detection
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Yesterday, Truecaller announced an important iOS update that will offer better spam detection, 50% faster performance, quick onboarding and a 30% smaller app size, in addition to bringing the iOS version up to par with its Android counterpart for call detection.

In the legacy version, the app could only locally store a limited amount of spam numbers and caller IDs. Now, the list is 10 times bigger and gets updated every three days for free users and every day for premium users for faster caller identification, as the company rebuilt the iOS app code base to take better advantage of Apple’s CallKit API.

There is, however, a downside to the new update. To enable features like identifying verified business calls, spam calls, previously searched numbers and calls, iOS users need to go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification and turn on all toggles. And since Truecaller hasn’t specified what each toggle does, users will have to find out which toggle turns on which feature through trial and error.

“This update has been a long time coming for many iPhone users, and now we can offer them the best performing identifier of spam and scam to help them separate the noise from the communication they want to respond to,” said Alan Mamedi, co-founder and CEO of Truecaller, in a prepared statement.

With the imminent release of iOS 16, the company plans to introduce new features, such as advanced SMS filtering, the ability to automatically block top spammers, view detailed statistics on spam numbers, and leave comments for other users.

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