How to Avoid Spam Robocalls with Verified Calls on Android

Spam calls are possibly the worst part of carrying a phone in your pocket every day. Fortunately, there are tools out there to help. We’ll show you how to set up “Verified Calls” on your Android phone using one of Google’s own apps.

Verified calls is a function in the “Phone from google“App. Google is working with companies to verify the identity of callers, explain the reason for the call, and even display logos. The Google Phone app can be installed on most Android devices (if not pre-installed), including Samsung phones.

After you’ve installed the Phone by Google app, it needs to be set as the default phone app. If you missed the prompt the first time you opened the app, you can also do so manually. The process is slightly different depending on your phone, but it’s similar to Settings> Apps> Default apps> Phone.

Set the standard telephone

When that’s done, we’ll activate confirmed calls. Open Phone by Google and tap the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner.

Select “Settings” from the menu.

Select settings

In the Settings menu, tap Spam & Calling Screen. It can also be called “Caller ID and Spam”.

open the spam settings

Next, turn on the “Verified Calls” switch.

enable verified calls


This will take you to a screen that will ask you to add your phone number to your Google account. This is necessary to use verified calls. Tap on “Yes, I’ll be there” if you agree to this permission.

Add number to google

You will be returned to the previous screen and the Verified Calls switch activated. Here is a example the difference between a regular call and a verified call.

Verified calls screen

That’s all there is to it! You will get much more information on the screen for these confirmed calls to help you differentiate between spam calls and real calls.

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