Robocall, for those of you who are unaware of the term, is essentially a phone call which uses a computerized autodialer in order to deliver a pre-recorded message. So, think of it as an automatized advertisement that you have to listen to if you pick up the phone.
Robocalls have managed to become quite a problem for a lot of people, and as carriers are trying to tackle the issue, there are some applications in the Play Store that may help you out with that.
We’ve hand-picked some apps that are good, and while none of them work perfectly, you will find some really capable robocall blocking apps here. These apps are not listed in any specific order, so keep that in mind.
Truecaller is one of the most popular call blocking apps, while it’s also referred to as a caller ID app, and a spam blocking application. Well, Truecaller is a spam blocking app, and robocalls are considered to be spam. This app will also do its best to block out telemarketing SMS messages, same as robocalls. You can backup your contacts, and history using this app, and there are a number of additional features included here. This app also offers subscription options that remove ads and provide you with some added benefits, like high priority support, for example.
RoboKiller is actually a winner of the FTC’s anti-robocall competition, states the company. The company also claims that this app will reduce unwanted calls by up to 90-percent within 30 days, though do keep in mind this is a paid service, and that’s the reason some negative reviews made it to the Play Store. You do get a 7-day trial, but after that, you need to pay up. It seems like quite a few customers are actually happy with the service, as they claim this app managed to sort out unwanted calls in general, so… it’s worth a shot.
Hiya is yet another solid option to block robocalls, but that’s not all that it does. This app can block any type of unwanted calls or messages, while you can manually blacklist some numbers if you’d like. The app will warn you if an upcoming call is fraudulent, while you can actually use this app to find numbers for specific businesses that you know by name, but don’t have a contact number. The design of this app is really simple, and the app works well overall, though to use it properly with some must-have features, as a subscription is required.
Call Blocker is yet another app that claims it’s able to get rid of unwanted calls for you, and that includes robocalls, phone cams, and all other sorts of calls. You can manually blacklist specific numbers if you want, and this app is actually quite easy on your memory and CPU compared to some other, similar apps. The app will keep a log of incoming calls, and this app is free to use, no subscription is required. It seems like it helped some people, based on reviews, and considering it’s free, you have nothing to lose, try it out.
Mr. Number is also an app whose goal is to stop robocalls from reaching you, and to block all other types of unwanted calls, including various scams. The app also comes with an “Automatic Caller Lookup”, so that it lets you know whose call needed to be blocked before it reached you. If you’re unable to get that information, other users do leave comments for specific numbers, so some of them may reveal who called you. The app is extremely easy to use thanks to its nice-looking, and user-friendly UI.
Call Blacklist app can block both calls and SMS messages that may harm you in some way, and the app also blocks robocalls. It can block the calls of a specific range using a modifier, and that may help filter out robocalls. You can schedule call blocking using this application, while a call log is being saved by the application as well. Interestingly enough, the app also comes with a built-in SMS messenger, so you can use that feature as well if you want, instead of your default SMS messenger.