Google Updates Nexus Phones with Spam Call Protection
There is nothing more annoying than answering an unknown number, only to find yourself locked in a survey, sales, or a marketing call. Fortunately, for those who fall for such ruses, Google has found a remedy through an app update to its Android Nexus devices. Google is pushing out an update to its phone’s app to include spam call protection against unwanted calls. Writing on Google+, Google said,
“We’re beginning to update your Google Phone app with spam protection on #Nexus and #AndroidOne devices to warn you about potential spam callers and give you the ability to block and report these numbers. If you already have Caller ID turned on, spam protection will be available on your phone once your app updates to the latest version”.
The idea is simple and straightforward. When the caller ID is enabled, the app will give a warning signal that a “suspected spam caller” is on the other end of the line. If you choose to reject the call, the app will then give you the option to block and report the number. Your phone will then reject future calls from the same number once you block it. Google warns that your phone may need to send information about your calls to Google so that spam callers can be added to its database and blocked.
To activate the caller ID, simply open the phones app on your Nexus or Android One device, tap the 3-dots menu buttons, then tap on the “caller ID & spam protection” option. If the caller ID is already active on your phone, then you will automatically get the spam call protection with the newest update, which should start showing up as from today. If you don’t get the update automatically, then you should download it from the Play Store.