Best Apps Available in iOS and Android Platform to Block Robocalls

There is nothing more annoying than picking up a phone call just for it to be someone attempting to scam you, collect data on you, or manipulate you. The number of spam calls is rising at an alarming rate, and it appears as if every incoming call is someone trying to take your hard earned money. The best way to fight these calls is to use call blocking apps. Below is a list of the best apps available for iOS and Android to avoid these annoying calls.

Call Protect:

Over-all Rating: 9/10
Cost: Free ($2.99 monthly subscription available for added features)

Call Protect is one of the top-rated robocall blocker app available on the market. This app is free to download and use, and it automatically identifies the scam, robot, or telemarketing calls and blocks the number without any effort from you. As an added feature, it also lets you block phone numbers manually. Call Protect can look up the phone number for you and display the Caller ID. You can also report phone numbers you think are making scam calls. This app has not been in the App Store for a very long time, but it is already at the top of the list for its’ effectiveness in blocking unwanted numbers, easy to use interface, and free protection. The only thing that would make this app better is if it were also available for Android users.

TrueCaller:

Over-all Rating: 7.5/10
Cost: Free for limited functionality ($4.49 monthly premium subscription available)


People tend to ignore incoming calls from an unknown number, but what if you are waiting for an important call from an unsaved number? This is where the TrueCaller app comes in. It is a free app available for iOS and Android platforms, which lets you know the unknown number. It is an excellent source to filter unwanted calls. This app also provides a service to block spam calls by sending a spam warning in red. You only need to swipe up the screen to block the numbers and add those to the spam list. One disadvantage of using this app is that the free version of this app will only give you limited functionality. You must subscribe and pay a monthly fee to access the premium version to unlock full functionality.

Robokiller:

Over-all Rating: 7/10
Cost: Free for limited functionality ($3.99 monthly premium subscription available)

If scammers and telemarketers are harassing you with their endless calling, RoboKiller is a great option for you. This app lets you take revenge on those telemarketers and scammers by blocking the calls from scammers and telemarketers automatically, but that is not all it does. RoboKiller has a feature that allows you to answer by using your choice of answer bots that will waste the spammers’ time. It also lets you select robocalls that you wish to receive, such as local school closings or automated pharmacy calls. There is a monthly subscription fee for using this app, making it a bit expensive for an everyday user.

Hiya:

Over-all Rating: 5/10
Cost: Free for limited functionality ($3.99 monthly premium subscription available)


Hiya is one of the most popular apps available in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store to identify scam calls. It allows users to block calls and text, has a built-in reverse phone search service, and identifies the scam numbers by using its’ large user database of confirmed scam calls. This app has great features, but you will have to pay for them. Hiya comes in at third because even though it is free to download, there are very limited features available unless you pay for more features.

Overall, Call Protect takes the win for the best call blocking apps on the market. This app, unlike others, allows you free access to most of its’ features. The premium subscription has great added features, and it is cheaper than the other competitors’ prices. It is easy to use, blocks unwanted numbers effectively, and provides unlimited reverse phone number lookups as a bonus. If you do not mind paying a monthly subscription, True Caller, Hiya, RoboKiller are great options as well.

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