Top 10 Best Call Blocker Apps for iDevice
With the advancement in technology and spread of the marketing world, receiving numerous calls at least one day is no more a new thing for us. Being in such a situation where you can neither completely ignore the call nor receive it creates a sense of irritation combined with frustration. Not all of us can take up phone calls at classrooms, Lectures, Offices, etc and generally when we do, it’s this Spam caller! To get a solution on this we have a number of apps to block calls on phones which shield us from such useless calls and save our time as well.
Here is an article dedicated to the same. Not all apps are designed for iOS and this nobody better than an iPhone user could understand. Finding best of the apps for iPhone user is always one challenge. So to make it easier for you, here are a few most recommended apps by users themselves and according to our experiences with them as well.
This app can be called as an all-rounder one in case of blocking calls and maintaining privacy. It provides you the best experience. Since it is a paid app it undoubtedly gives you the best to experience and you can for sure trust their business model.
The subscriptions offered on monthly or yearly basis are one and you can refer their site or the app for further procedures and rates. Also, the point worth noting is that the subscription model doesn’t allow you to share the service between iPhones that share the same Apple ID. If you are the one sharing a single iTunes account with your whole family or friends group, that will not be compatible here with nomorobo.
The company has estimated to have over 51,000 numbers and claims to have blocked over 150 Million calls. It is a winner of the 2013 FTC robocall challenge. The list is constantly updated and can update without having launched the app.
The feature that attracted me the most is that nomorobo can silently block spam calls and hence you will not get notified or irritated even if you receive spam calls.
The name most of us have had come across for at least once till date. Proving to be the most promising and convenient app for searching for unknown numbers and also blocking the spam calls. This indeed is one interesting app. You will get this app for free on the Play Store. It there markets itself as a Spam identification and blocking app.
For using this app in a basic way, you will have to create your account here. However, they also provide an option if you want your information to be searchable. It basically is a free app but you can upgrade it if you wish to remove the ads it shows constantly. You can opt for the monthly subscriptions it provides.
3. Call Block
Call block is an app provided by Rocketship Apps. This app claims to have 3 Million numbers in their database. The feature being it avoids contact access and having a fair business model through in-app purchase. It is not as much user-friendly as truecaller and Nomorobo and does not hold a great interface.
Hiya appears to be partners with T-Mobile and Samsung to offer OEM services and my assumption is they are just using information from this app to improve its data. However, if you are comfortable with it, Hiya is not a bad option really. Their blocking spam calls works very well.
Hiya being the app needing to access your contacts so as to avoid accidental blocking people. It does ask for access to your contacts but you can bypass it. Nomorobo can do this without accessing your contacts and hence stands out to be higher.
Another backlog Hiya holds is that it cannot send spam calls to your voicemail without accessing your contacts and also you miss on features like contacts lookup.
Being the 2015 FTC Robocall competition winner and costing $0.99 per month, Robokiller is one of the most preferred apps for blocking spam calls.
If you receive a call from a number you do not recognize, you can simply decline the call and Robokiller’s advanced Caller ID will show you information on the number to help you figure out whether to or not answer the call. Within seconds, the call will ring back to you to answer or decline.
From there, you can choose to add the number to the Robbokiller blocked number list. Over the time, your phone will have a tailored blacklist of numbers and you will receive 80% Fewer unwanted calls than you would without Robokiller!
The only drawback being it requires access to your contacts. You cannot use the app without allowing access.
Sync.me is that category of the app which requires access to your contacts or else you will not be able to make use of it. Although Blocking spam calls isn’t the main job for this app to perform, it does it pretty well.
The main goal this app works for is that of pairing your contacts with social media profiles in order to identify incoming calls whether you have them stored in your contacts or not.
The app comes for free but if you wish to, you can buy many other features on this app as duplicate merging, background updates, etc.
Being the acceptor of Google Innovation Award(2013), Best Google Play App award (2016), it is one of the most preferred calls blocking apps. Available over 31 Countries including Thailand, Brazil, and Japan. Other key feature beings, access to multiple devices – Android, Windows Phone, and iOS.
Another Caller-ID app, which does a quite well job by recognizing genuine numbers and sieving the unknowns. It gives you an offline access to a database over 700 Million+ Number, blocks specific numbers and keywords, ShowCard and number Management.
8. Should I Answer
It is not always possible for us to receive calls from unknown numbers specifically when being in places such as classrooms, Office, etc. That seems really disturbing and irritating since most of the times it is a spam call.
Hence Should I Answer is one such designed app for iOS and Droid that will protect and save our time by simply displaying the details of the caller as like Truecaller regarding the name and location.
Other features this app consists of Blocking calls from Hidden Numbers, Calls from number showing as private and outgoing international calls. Other beings that it displays ratings and reviews for that specific number given by the users itself.
9. Call Control
The pretty well-rated app that performs all the musts of a call blocker app. The main features being the same as other apps, of seeing who’s calling you, blocking texts, enabling the Don Not Disturb when you do not wish to receive calls at all and customize your own blacklist according to the area code and phone number.
Key feature being, it blocks the calls mutely so you are not always disturbed whenever you get a spam call. The great user-friendly interface is one of its Plus points.
10. Norton Mobile Security
Norton has been known for a long time for their Antivirus services which protect your device against Malware threats. But very few of us are aware of it having a service in the form of the app to block spam calls.
Anti-Malware, Privacy protection, Web Protection, non-secure Wi-Fi detection, anti-theft are its available packages which prove to be very useful. If you are looking for all in one package, they do provide you one with great results. Before buying the product which may have variable time duration, generally one year period, you can opt for the free trial period of 30 days. This will ensure your satisfaction and trust over their product.
Step 1: CallKit Apps, for example, Safari Content Blockers are a bit complicated to install than any other regular iOS apps.
Step 2: After the installation process you will have to launch the app which will surely at a point prompt you to visit Settings.app ad rarer; Phone and rarer; Call Blocking and identification.
Step 3: There you will find an option of enabling the app that you just installed.
Step 4: There isn’t any need of worrying about if this app will record your conversations or do any other improper thing. If you anytime want your space, you can flip this option back off so that the app won’t see anything related to your incoming calls.
Not to be unreal, this is, of course, the biggest concern and should be! The same being, they are two categories of Apps in this. One being that can access your contacts and other that doesn’t. For the case of Privacy, Nomorobo is on such app you can surely trust any time. The app fits into the category of not asking you for access to your contact database.
For us all, Privacy stands out to be the biggest concern with relations to phone calls. And having the hand on the best phone call blocking app especially for iOS devices and without disturbing your privacy is indeed a big challenge for one. And to help you out, these were some of the options you could use if you want to block spam calls. All of them do work well, some paid, some free, you can choose as per your Convenience.
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