Truecaller app: How to unlock and identify who is calling


Never heard of Truecaller app? OK. Are you tired of receiving unknown caller and receiving messages from your network provider without your permission? Maybe you are worried or curious about the proper identity of an unknown caller when using your Smartphone. Whether it is someone trying to stalk you or someone you know over the phone or is trying to play hide and seek — there are ways to find out the identity of a caller — on all smartphones.
Truecaller is an app that you can install and use in your Android phone and resolve the mystery of apparently unknown callers by a single click.

The Truecaller app lets you search beyond your phonebook, identify unknown incoming calls, block calls you don’t want to receive, and make relevant contact suggestions based on time and place – so you never have to leave the service to find the right contact.

Please note that Truecaller requires users to grant the Phone permission to function on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Block unwanted calls 

The app can be used to block calls beginning with a certain set of numbers. If you find someone is annoying you over the phone and the number begins with the set 4053 – those annoying adverts from MTN, Etisalat and thee rest, simply block the any numbers similar to those digits.

* The block text feature is currently not supported for devices with Android 4.4 (KitKat).

See who is calling even without data connectivity

It is not necessary to have an internet connection on the phone at all times for this app to work, especially in Nigeria where internet access is costly. Once a number has an identify the app will identify it, whether or not you are connected to the internet.

Protect yourself from spammers

Truecaller app automatically safeguards you from the known spammers in a region once you download the app in your device. You can also choose to reject calls from people who hide their identity while calling through this app.

Set up your own profile

You may add information like a website and an email ID for the convenience of your contacts. The app also has an option for users who want to write a short description about themselves.

With Truecaller app, you can set up your own profile and customize it the way you want. This helps the call recipients get the details about you. You can choose to display your full name and a picture, for example.

Similarly, you can choose to hide your identity from the call recipients under the privacy tab of settings.

Identify numbers with Search bar

Truecaller app makes it easy to identify any phone number literally! There is a search bar that you can see after launching the app. Simply, type in a phone number in that field. You may also type in, address and names.

Use Truedialer as default dialer

Truecaller app lets you do much more than just blocking calls from people you want to avoid. It offers a dialer and users can choose to use Truedialer as the default dialer. Its Discovery feature works much like Twitter and Facebook’s methods to find people you already know.

It works on your location and existing contact list. If you find a contact with details set to private, Truecaller can show flowchart so that you can find a common friend.

Remove your number from its database

The app also lets you remove your number from its database. You need to visit this link Truecaller unlink data base. Then type in your phone number inclusive of country code. Next, choose a reason for number removal, enter the captcha and click on unlist button.

NOTE: Truecaller NEVER uploads your phonebook to make it searchable or public. 3G or WIFI is required for Truecaller Caller ID to work. Click here for cheapest ways to get internet access on all devices.

Where to download Truecaller app?

The Truecaller application can be downloaded directly from Google playstore for those using Android smartphones. It is also available for user of on  Series 40, Symbian, Blackberry, Blackberry 10, Tizen. If you fall in the later category, Click here to get it.

We will like to here from you. Share your experience with us how the Truecaller app has helped you or otherwise.


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