For its iPhone users, Truecaller has launched a big upgrade that adds new capabilities targeted at boosting communication security. Notably, a straightforward Siri shortcut is now used to identify incoming calls on the iPhone, giving users the full Live Caller ID experience.
Since August 2022, Truecaller’s iOS app has also experienced changes, with spam and business call detection being improved tenfold.
Truecaller on iOS Platform with Version 12.34: New Features
Live Caller ID through Siri: Through an integration with Siri, Truecaller has provided a live caller ID experience on the iPhone. Incoming calls from unknown numbers can now be answered by iPhone users by saying “Hey Siri, search Truecaller” to activate Truecaller with their voice.
This feature, which is only accessible to premium users on iOS 16 and later, rapidly records the number, researches the caller, and displays the results on top of the calling screen. For quick and precise results, it makes use of Siri Shortcuts and App Intents, giving Truecaller users on iPhone an added level of ease.
2X Better Spam Detection: For premium customers, Truecaller’s upgrade offers improved spam detection along with routine updates to the spam list. For effective communication and defence against spam calls, free users can also manually update the spam list.
Comments on Spam Numbers: Users of Truecaller can now read and comment on numbers that have been designated as spam, contributing to the community’s vital feedback and increasing Truecaller’s spam detection abilities. With the help of this community-based function, people can share their own experiences and gain additional insight into the characteristics of the spammer.
Revamped SMS Filtering: The new SMS filtering feature from Truecaller automatically sorts incoming SMS messages into groups like Finance, Orders, Reminders, Coupons, Offers, and Junk. With intentions to expand to other nations, this functionality is presently accessible in India, South Africa, and Nigeria with iOS 16 and newer.
On the iPhone, configure Truecaller Live Caller ID:
- Go to the Premium tab on the Truecaller app.
- To add the shortcut with just one tap, select ‘Add to Siri’ from the menu.
- In order to avoid further solicitations, select “always allow” when asked to grant access for TrueCaller.
- By saying “Hey Siri, search for Truecaller” after setting up the Siri shortcut, you may quickly utilise it to recognise incoming calls.
- For a more comfortable and safe communication experience on your iPhone, Truecaller will immediately let you know who is calling and provide you with live caller ID information.
For iOS 16 and newer, Truecaller’s Live Caller ID via Siri is an exclusive feature that is only accessible to premium users. With plans for additional expansion, the updated SMS filtering feature is currently available for iOS 16 or later users in India, South Africa, and Nigeria.
You may get these recently announced features, which have already begun to roll out, by downloading the most recent Truecaller app from the Apple Store.
Commenting about the new update, Rishit Jhunjhunwala, Managing Director, India, at Truecaller, said,