Activate Google's Verified Calls Filter On Your Phone

September 11, 2020

Google is slowly rolling out its new “Verified Calls” service, a kind-of supercharged Caller ID that should at least let Android users know whether the number that’s blowing up your phone is a legitimate business or not. As an added bonus, businesses using the service can even list a reason for calling, which will appear right on your phone’s screen. To start, you’ll need Google’s Phone app, which comes preinstalled on many—but not all (such as Samsung phones)—Android phones. Tap on the hamburger (triple-dot) icon in the upper-right corner. Tap on Settings, and then tap on “Caller ID & spam.” Enable all of the options you can. And that’s it! You should now see verified calls pop up if, or when, a business attempts to use this feature to reach you. While the feature won't cut down the number of robocalls, you will have a bit more clarity if the phone call is legit or not. If you have an older phone or missing the Google phone app, the tech giant says it’ll be making this app available for “even more Android devices” soon.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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