Truecaller is a must-have app for Android and iOS users alike. Its extensive feature set distinguishes it as one of the greatest contacts and dialer apps available. Indeed, it is brimming with features that you may be overlooking some of the best.
In this article, we’ll look into some of the most innovative Truecaller features available to help you get the most out of the app.
Truecaller: What Is It?
True caller is a simple program that determines who is contacting you. This type of caller identification is advantageous in thwarting telemarketers, spammers, and scammers.
Truecaller classifies callers into Spam or Safe callers based on contact information obtained from network providers and data provided by other users. The hue of the incoming caller’s contact indicates whether or not it is spam. A blue contact card indicates that it is safe to pick up, but a red contact card indicates that it is not safe to take up.
Truecaller determines who is calling by utilizing users’ phone books and user input. This is a matter of privacy, which we will examine later. However, for the primary goal of recognizing unknown callers, Truecaller is the best.
However, the program has gone above and beyond that, adding additional features that enhance its functionality.
Truecaller for Android | Truecaller for iOS
Record Telephone Conversations
Truecaller enables all Android users to record incoming and outgoing calls, and it is the most user-friendly call recording application I’ve used. It will seem effortless if Truecaller is your primary contacts app.
You can choose to manually record specific calls or to automatically record all of them. Do not be concerned about the required storage space; Truecaller will automatically transfer these recordings to your Google Drive account during the normal backup process.
If you’re manually recording, it’s as easy as toggling a switch prior to or during your call. True caller is one of the few apps that allows you to record either before or during a call. This can assist in resolving some of the legal issues surrounding call recording.
At the moment, True caller’s call recording feature is only accessible on Android. The free version includes a 14-day trial, but for unlimited access, you must subscribe to the paid version. On iPhones, you’ll need to install an additional app to record calls.
Create a backup copy of your contacts and call lists
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: you should set up automatic backups on your phone. You will not lose your data if it is lost, stolen, or broken. True-caller now has a backup feature that stores all of the information in your contact book.
Contacts, call history, call logs, block list, and settings preferences are all backed up by the app. This information is saved to your Google Drive account.
To recover it, install True caller on a new phone and login in with your Google Drive account via Menu > Settings > Backup. You will be prompted to restore your file, at which point True-caller will retrieve all of your contact information.
Connect to Other Apps
True-caller is not interested in coercing you into using solely Truecaller features. Additionally, it serves as a gateway to other apps. Truecaller interacts with your device’s Phone and Messages apps, allowing you to utilize both without closing True-caller.
For instance, if you wish to send a text message from Truecaller to a Contact, simply tap the Messages icon and Truecaller will open a dialogue box from your Messages app.
The same thing happens when you attempt to call a Truecaller number. Unless you have set Truecaller as your default call app, the app will open your device’s Phone app and dial the number.
Use Your Camera to Look Up Numbers
Truecaller’s camera lookup is one of the most underrated capabilities. When you come across a number, whether on a scrap of paper or a huge sign, simply open the Truecaller app and hit the QR scan symbol at the edge of the Search bar.
It will activate the camera in a small window at the bottom of the menu. Simply point the camera at the number and True caller will display the contact information in a flash.
Normally, you would have to type or call a phone number for Truecaller to locate it. The camera lookup is a far more convenient method of accomplishing this.
Symbols for Truecaller: Green Dot, Red Dot, and “Call Me Back”
This is the most basic feature of True caller, but it is possibly the most useful. Each Truecaller user is able to customize their status, which is triggered automatically.
However, what do the Truecaller emblems indicate? Contact with the Truecaller green dot indicates that they are available, whereas contact with the Truecaller red dot indicates that they are on a call.
When you attempt to call someone who is already on the phone, Truecaller will prompt you. You may phone them anyhow or submit a “Call Me Back” request. Truecaller will give that person a push notification with your request when they hang up.
It’s a straightforward and cost-effective answer to a problem that’s been plaguing us for years. It eliminates those “Hey, I was attempting to call you; please notify me when you are available to speak” text messages.
How to Remove Your Number from Truecaller’s Database
To escape Truecaller’s all-seeing gaze, you must deactivate your account, uninstall the app, and then unlist yourself from the site.
How to remove your phone number from True caller:
- If you’ve ever installed Truecaller, launch it and navigate to Menu > Settings > Privacy Center > Deactivate.
- Uninstall the app from your phone when it has been deactivated.
- To remove your phone number from True caller, navigate to the unlisting page, select your country, and enter your phone number including the country code. If you don’t know your country code, you can search it out on Google, but be sure to do so, since it will not operate without it.
- Finally, click Unlist phone number to complete the process.
That said, Truecaller is not the only app that violates users’ privacy. Each caller ID app has its own variation of the privacy threat.
True-caller eliminates daily annoyances such as spam calls and simplifies a large number of chores that you must perform on a regular basis. It’s an app that embodies what good technology is all about: removing impediments to allowing you to accomplish your work.
If you enjoy it, you’re likely to enjoy other Android apps that not only make life easier, but even have the potential to save your life. Literally.