Top Call Blocking Apps For Smartphones

Apps That Allow You To Block Unwanted Calls

Email spamming is annoying but you can choose to avoid it consuming your time and disturbing you, but when you receive calls you don't want, it not only annoys you but disturbs you and takes your time. Most of the time, we fall prey to those calls because we don't know who they are from. We keep being afraid of missing out someone important if we reject the call. Even if you know it is a spam call, the very fact that the phone rang is a considerable disturbance.

If you want to effectively get rid of unwanted, you need an app on your smartphone that does basically two things: first, identify who is calling and second, block the call if who is calling is persona non grata on your phone. Here are some of the best apps for call blocking. Note that the first in the list may not be the best as the suitability of the apps depends on your personal needs. So it pays to peruse the list and pick the one that suits you best. 

1
TrueCaller

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 This app is very popular around the world and has a number repository of more than 2 billion records. These numbers are collected from the contact lists of users throughout the world. It is, therefore, good at identifying numbers, especially for cell phones, and blocking them.  Apps like TrueCaller expose your number once you use them, and if you feel uneasy about it, you should not register on their network. ​Now, this is true for many of the other apps of the same kind, especially those offering number lookup service. Truecaller is more of a number lookup app than a call blocker, although it does the latter work well. This app is available for Android, the iPhone, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. 

2
Hiya

Hiya under its former name White Pages Caller ID and Call Blocker used to be a very popular reverse number lookup service. The new app also blocks calls and offers caller ID service. It is very accurate with identifying numbers and delivers the goods. It works roughly the same way as Truecaller. The app is available for Android and iOS and is free.

3
Should I Answer?

 This question is actually the name of the app. This number lookup service works the same as those mentioned above and also blocks calls while categorizing numbers into groups for better filtering. Its repository has around half a billion numbers. The app is available only for Android. 

4
Call Blacklist

This app allows call blocking with some handy features. For example, you can apply a schedule to your call blocking based on the numbers. You can, for instance, allow a number for a predefined time interval. You can also filter numbers by prefix, i.e. you can block numbers beginning with a string of numbers. There is also a one-touch toggle button to activate and deactivate call blocking.  This app is available only for Android.

5
Call Control

 This free app also provides reverse phone lookup along with call blocking. It blacklists SMS messages too. This app has an interesting list of features and has an easy and intuitive interface. It works on a community blacklist that collects scam numbers from reports obtained from users. This app is available only for Android. 

6
Norton Security and Antivirus

This product is not principally a call blocking app. Norton is well-known for security, so the app is a whole security package, including, among the many features, call blocking. The app is​ in this list because it will interest those who want everything related to security within one single app; no need for another app for call blocking. The app is available for Android and iOS and has a comprehensive free version. 

7
Safest Call Blocker

 With a name that is rather pretentious, this small app does deliver the goods in blocking unwanted calls from telemarketers and robots. It is lightweight but yet has interesting features. It is available only for Android devices. 

8
CallApp

This app is principally a number lookup app that offers information about any caller, allowing you to decide whether to answer or not. As the other topping this list, it has this crawler that collects and analyses data from just anywhere to give you information when a call comes.