Almost all of us get irritated with spam calls. Especially the ones that come early in the morning, mid-afternoon and at night. We get annoyed by such unwanted calls which are mostly from telemarketing companies or fraudsters and scammers. When we get such calls, we gather all our fury and direct it towards the unknown caller who is irritating us.
Fortunately, you don’t have to do that if you own an Android smartphone. Google Play Store has several Apps which lets you block any number from calling you. In fact, many Android smartphone makers provide call blocking as a default feature so you can use the native App or the Play Store App to stop such irritating calls.
In this article, we are listing top 5 third-party Apps which block calls and help you filter spam calls. Some of these Apps can also recognize the unknown numbers and let you know where the person is calling from.
Top 5 call blocker Apps for Android smartphones
As the name suggests, Call Blacklist is a powerful Android call blocker App that works both as a spam call blocker and SMS blocker. It has many good features like simple and easy UI which lets you block calls and messages from any specific, private or hidden numbers, or any other number that you have not stored in your contacts. It allows you to create a blacklist and a whitelist from within the app. The App cannot be tampered with as it is password protected. You can turn the blacklist on/off as you please.
Call Blacklist – Call Blocker is supported by Ads and contains some in-app purchases.
2. Call Blocker
Call blocker is another lightweight Android call blocker app that helps you to block annoying calls. Like above App, Call Blocker also lets you block private number, telemarketers, and robocalls. You can move unwanted numbers from your contacts to the blacklist and vice versa.
At the end of the day, you can check the calls blocked by the App in the Log tab on home screen. Call Blocker is free and supported by Ads.
Call Blocker free is another call blocker app for Android smartphones. It has similar features like call blocking, blacklisting and whitelisting. Blocked numbers will be no longer able to send messages or make calls to your phone. An added feature of this App allows you to configure the app to notify you about an incoming blocked call and also enable the ‘call reminder’ option to help you identify unknown numbers. Call Blocker Free – Blacklist is free and supported by Ads.
Hiya is one of the few call block Apps available on Google Play Store which doesn’t have Ads and also has a built-in caller ID to warn you about the incoming call. Besides regular call and message blocking features, it offers TrueCaller like reverse phone number lookup and caller ID security protection.
If you received a particularly irritating call from a scammer, you can use the App to perform a reverse phone search on an unknown number to find out if it is fraudulent or a legitimate caller. You can enable the automatic alerts to warn you if an incoming call is unwanted. Hiya can also similarly identify anonymous text message senders which is an added benefit.
Mr. Number is perhaps the most popular call blocker Android app available on Google Play Store. Like Hiya it doesn’t have irritating ads and lets you to block unwanted calls as well as identify and stop spam calls and messages. Mr.Number allows you to blacklist numbers directly from your contact list. The great thing about Mr.Number is that it allows you area wide blocking of a specific area, state or country code. You can also choose to block all other numbers except those in your directory.