How to Automatically Block Spam Callers Before Your Phone Rings

How to stop spam callers

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been to Latvia or Cambodia. So you can imagine my surprise when I see someone calling from one of these countries. Either someone REALLY liked one of my articles, or it’s a scam.

Avoiding Spam

The standard phone app already flashes a red screen when it identifies a spam call. But this will still make your phone ring, potentially interrupting you. Recently while we were going through our settings we discovered a nifty little feature. This will automatically filter any suspected spam call and make it go straight to voicemail. You’ll still get a voicemail, but at least you won’t be disturbed, and you won’t get a notification.

How do you turn it on?

It’s actually super simple. If you have the standard Google phone app, and tap the 3 dots (Fun Fact: they’re called a Hamburger menu) to go to the settings.

Then go into Caller ID & Spam and turn both settings on. Depending on your phone, the name and where the setting is exactly may vary.

The system isn’t perfect obviously. Some spam calls will slip through the filter, but you can select the call and report it as spam. It will be automatically blocked, meaning you won’t get a call from that number again. And you will help Google better identify spam calls.

From where do you receive most of your spam calls? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below.