Truecaller's iOS update improves call, spam detection

Truecaller updates its iOS app with new improved features on performance and call/spam detection

Tech Desk August 31, 2022

Truecaller has released a major update for its iOS app with faster performance, better spam detection, quick onboarding, and a smaller app size.

The iOS app now seems to finally be on par with the Android version.

To have better spam and call detection, the company ensured that the iOS app’s code base took better advantage of Apple’s CallKit API.

The new version claims to store a 10-times bigger list on the phone to quickly detect callers, in comparison to the previous version of a limited list of spam numbers and caller IDs locally.

The company says the local caller ID list will grow as more people use the newer version, the list being updated every three days for free subscribers and every day for premium subscriptions.

iOS users can also use the app to block unwanted callers, which is not possible on Android. The company is proud to say that it has a 30% smaller app size and 50% speed improvements.

To install the new update, the Apple device needs to be iOS 14 or later. In a statement, the Co-founder of Truecaller said, "This update has been a long time coming for many iPhone users, and now we can offer them the best performing identifier of spam and scam to help them separate the noise from the communication they want to respond to."



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