Warning for millions of Android smartphone owners about mind-blowing “anti-spam” trick

EVERY Android phone has powerful anti-spam tricks you need to know.

They can help you avoid spam calls and SMS spam.

Protect your Android phone from spam calls and SMS

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Protect your Android phone from spam calls and SMSCredit: Google/Android

Sometimes spam can just be harmless (but annoying) advertisements.

But it can also be dangerous when online crooks try to get your private information or money.

To stay safe, it’s best to exclude as much spam as possible.

There are two important Android tricks you need to know.

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Spam call filter for Android

You can use a feature called caller ID and spam protection.

“If you make or receive a call with caller ID and spam protection enabled, you may receive information about callers or companies outside of your contacts, or alerts about potential spam callers,” Google explained.

“To use caller ID and spam protection, your phone may need to send information about your calls to Google.

“When someone outside your contact list calls you or you call them, that phone number is sent to Google to identify the business caller ID name or to determine if the call is spam.”

Go to the Phone app on your Android phone to turn it on.

Now tap on More options – this is the icon consisting of three vertical dots.

Next, select Settings > Spam & do not disturb.

Then make sure Show Caller ID and Spam ID is checked.

You can also select Filter spam calls to automatically block spam calls.

This also prevents missed calls and voicemail notifications for spam calls.

However, you can look up a log of your blocked calls by going into your call log – or checking your voicemail.

Anti spam message trick

You can also report spam to Google, which should limit the amount of spam SMS you receive.

When you report a conversation as spam, the sender is automatically blocked and the message is hidden.

To do this, open the Messages app, then touch and hold the conversation you want to report.

Tap Block > Report Spam > OK.

The spammer’s phone number and the spammer’s 10 most recent incoming messages are reported to Google.

Google doesn’t tell the spammer that you’ve reported them, but they should be blocked by Google if verified as spam.

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This will ultimately help Google block spammers.

And it will prevent that particular spammer from texting you again.

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