As part of its latest app update, Truecaller announced That it is bringing Live Caller ID support to iPhones running iOS 16 and above. This feature has been available on Android devices for quite some time now and it automatically displays the name when the user receives a call from an unknown number.
However, things are not so simple in case of iPhone and the Live Caller ID feature requires Siri to work. The user will have to say “Hey Siri, Search Truecaller” during an incoming phone call to activate the feature and reveal the caller’s name.
This limited functionality is due to the iPhone’s handling of third-party caller ID apps, says Nicole Kubra, Truecaller’s product director for iOS. told TechCrunch. Apple only allows a limited set of numbers, selected by Truecaller’s spam algorithm, to be stored in a directory linked to the CallKit framework. For the rest, a manual search is required, which is done by Siri.
However, according to the publication, users with newer models like the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max can use the back tap gesture instead of calling Siri to activate the Live Caller ID feature. They can do this by linking the Back Tap gesture to the Search Truecaller shortcut in the Accessibility settings.
Truecaller Live Caller ID on iPhone is only available for premium plan users. To setup the feature, the user has to go to the premium tab in the app and tap on the ‘Ad to Siri’ option. The latest update has improved spam detection and redesigned spam filters in the app. Additionally, there is a comment feature that allows users to post and read others’ comments for spam numbers.
Source: Tech Crunch