Android One and Nexus Users Can Now Easily Identify and Block Spam Callers

Google wants to ensure protection and security of mobile phone users and the company has started rolling out an update from Tuesday that will help you block and report spam callers. The company's Nexus account said via a Google+ post that it is updating the Google Phone app with spam protection.

The company said that "If you already have Caller ID turned on, spam protection will be available on your phone once your app updates to the latest version," in its post. However, this new security update is only making its way to Nexus and Android One phones as of now.

In its post, the company did not specify if the update will make its way to other Android devices in future. On its support page regarding spam protection, the search giant specifies: "To use caller ID & spam protection, your phone may need to send information about your calls to Google."

The company says that the Caller ID and spam protection is switched on by default in your phone but you can choose to switch it off by going to Phone app > More Options (three dots on top right) > Caller ID & spam protection, and then switching the option to off.

In order to mark a call as spam, all you need to do is, go to Phone app > Recent Calls, and then just tap the call that want to block and choose the option to block or report the number.
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