I don’t know about you, but unwanted phone calls have plagued me. Those calls are not only annoying, they can also pose a serious risk to your identity and privacy. Needless to say, I hate those annoying callers and do my best to avoid them.
Fortunately, Android has some pretty useful tools built right into the phone app to help you banish those unwanted calls. These built-in settings work in conjunction with Google’s frequently updated spam database to prevent those calls from flooding your phone.
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However, you can’t expect Google to take care of everything. You need to make a couple of configuration changes within the phone app to get the most out of the service. I’m going to help you with that. Once you’ve taken care of this, your spam calls should go down considerably.
Will it kill them completely? No. But the more you use it, the less spam calls you will receive.
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How to configure Android to handle incoming spam calls
The only thing you will need to reduce spam is any android phone running at least Android 10 (which should cover most Android devices currently on the market).
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When a suspected spam call comes in, it will be automatically filtered with these two options enabled, so you don’t have to do anything about it. As a bonus, on the Call Screen options page, if you want, you can also select First time callers and choose the same automatic detection option you used for spam and robocalls.
Since I enabled these settings (which I probably did two years ago), I’ve seen spam calls drop to almost zero. I recommend that you do the same, so you can enjoy far fewer unnecessary interruptions during your busy day.