How to Block Telemarketing Calls on iPhone with Mr. Number

How to Block Telemarketing Calls on iPhone with Mr. Number

I receive spam and telemarketing calls every day. They come from different numbers, so blocking one won’t stop the others. Luckily, iOS 10 has a new feature called CallKit that helps developers block these calls.

How to Block Telemarketing Calls on iPhone with Mr. Number

One such app is Mr. Number, a free app that provides caller ID, location, and fraud or scam reports for any number. You can report or block fraudulent numbers and integrate Mr. Number with the Phone app. With the app installed, you can see spam calls in your call history and identify them immediately. iPhone users can easily start using Mr. Number to access its best features.

Mr. Number Caller Lookup

Mr. Number’s integration with CallKit is fantastic because it automatically labels flagged numbers as Scam, Telemarketer, or similar. This feature allows you to decline calls without hesitation, and the labels also appear in your Recents list within the Phone app.

How to Block Telemarketing Calls on iPhone with Mr. Number

If you receive a call from an unmarked number and remain suspicious, you can look it up in the Mr. Number app. Simply copy and paste the phone number, open the app, and paste it in the Identify tab. This will provide you with basic caller ID and location information, as well as a warning if the call has been reported as fraudulent by the community.

How to Block Telemarketing Calls on iPhone with Mr. NumberHow to Block Telemarketing Calls on iPhone with Mr. Number

Mr. Number’s community is extensive enough to identify most culprits. One recent call I received, marked as “suspected spam” in the app, has nearly 400 user reports. You can also read these comments when you look up a number.

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Block and Report Unwanted Calls

After looking up and finding issues with a number, you can report it or block it. Tap “Report” on the caller page to classify the number as general spam, debt collector, political, charity, telemarketer, survey, scam/fraud, or extortion. You can also mark it as not spam if it was mislabeled. Then, provide your comments about the situation. The best feature is Mr. Number’s automatic blocking of suspected scam or spam calls. If you don’t want to contribute, you can simply block the caller from contacting you again.

How to Block Telemarketing Calls on iPhone with Mr. NumberHow to Block Telemarketing Calls on iPhone with Mr. Number

Mr. Number’s best feature is its ability to automatically block suspected scam or spam calls. In the Options tab, you can select Block for scam calls and Block for spam calls to prevent any suspicious numbers from ringing your phone.

This is a cool feature if you just want to download the app, block these annoying calls, and never think about it again. Personally, I like to let them call so I can see on the caller ID if it’s a scam. Plus, if I’m in the mood, I’ll answer and play along with the game for a little while.

Mr. Number is available for free on iOS and Android.

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