Smart Call is an epic feature created by Samsung
You may have obviously got a sudden spam call on your phone while relaxing or in the middle of working. Powered by Hiya, all-new One UI 5-based Samsung Smart Call identifies unknown callers, stops spam and fraud calls and helps businesses connect with their customers.
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Samsung has further enhanced the usability of the Smart Call, thanks to the upcoming Android 13-based One UI 5 update. This feature identifies numbers that are not in your contacts app and lets you block or report the calls. Regardless, the availability of the Smart Call feature varies on network carriers and models.
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Samsung Smart Call Features, by “Hiya”
Stop Spam and Fraud Calls
Available on Samsung devices, the Smart Call function flags calls that are suspected spam or fraud, and lets you easily block or report the number. Most Samsung customers also have the auto-block capability that stops known fraud calls even before coming to your phone.
Identify Unknown Businesses
If you have a Samsung smartphone in hand, you no longer have to wonder if you should pick up an unknown call as Smart Call allows you to know which businesses are calling even when the number isn’t in your contact list.
Connect With Your Customers
Powered by Hiya, the Samsung Smart Call feature can be reached by more customers with features like Branded Call, Secure Call, and reputation management and monitoring.
How to use/enable Smart Call
You can enable and use the Smart Call feature on your Samsung smartphone by navigating to the Phone app, tapping More options (the three vertical dots), and then tapping on Settings. Once done, tap Caller ID and spam protection, and then tap the switch to turn it on.
If you don’t want to be contacted by a specific caller again, tap the Block/Report number option during or after the call that will appear at the bottom of the screen when your phone rings. Besides, you can tap Block number to add the number to your blocked call list.
Aside from this, the Report number option allows you to select a category, such as General Spam, Scam or Fraud, or Telemarketer if you feel the call is fraudulent. After selecting the category, you have to tap on Report to conclude the procedure.
Troubleshoot Smart Call
If you’re receiving an error message when using Smart Call, or the feature is not working on your Samsung phone, you can follow the troubleshooting steps given below. For that, your device may need a software update, or you may need to clear the Phone app’s data.
How to check for updates
As always, navigate to Settings, tap Software updates, and then tap Download and install to check for software updates. On certain network providers, you will need to tap System updates, and then tap Check for system updates.
How to clear the Phone app’s data
- Navigate to the App drawer and open Settings.
- Tap Apps, and then search for and select the Phone app.
- Tap Storage, tap Clear data and then tap OK to confirm.
- Once done, close Settings, and then navigate to the home screen and open the Phone app.
- Tap More options (the three vertical dots).
- Tap Settings, tap Caller ID and spam protection and then tap the switch to turn it on.
Samsung Smart Call App
Samsung users can easily block or report spam calls Smart Call app. It allows users to know who is calling, even if the number is not in their contact list. You can easily block the call when it is spam and then report it and take action. To install this latest update you can visit Galaxy Store or download it directly from here.
iOS 17 Contact Posters is smart One UI Call Backgrounds clone
On June 5, Apple unveiled the iOS 17 software for iPhone models. As always, Apple has taken inspiration from Android and One UI to fuel new features into the next iOS iteration. Among the new entries, iOS 17 Contact Posters was spotted as a smartly cloned One UI Call Backgrounds feature.
One UI has always been inspirational for Google and Apple when it comes to innovative and useful features. Apple’s new iOS 17 comes with a Contact Posters feature, which is absolutely inspired by the Galaxy smartphone’s Call Backgrounds feature powered by One UI.
Using it, Galaxy users assign different images to stored contacts. The intelligent feature then showcases the assigned image when the specific caller makes a phone call. Similarly, Apple’s new software brings the caller background feature, featuring dynamic fonts, which makes it better at first sight.
As showcased at the WWDC23, iOS 17 Contact Posters will allow iPhone users to assign contacts an image or a sticker with additional font options. It is also possible to change the alignment of the caller name so the image doesn’t get a textual overlay. Contact Posters will also be available for third-party calling apps.
Apple says that the Phone app is central to the iPhone experience, and it receives a big update with personalized Contact Posters, providing a new way for users to express themselves. As iOS 17 is currently live on the Developer Preview channel, the stable update will release later this year.
Samsung launches Galaxy F54 in India with 4 OS updates, 108MP camera
Samsung’s new Galaxy F54 5G smartphone just went official in India. Compared to the Galaxy A54, it has some advantages at affordable pricing, which became possible because of ditching some premium features. For a limited period, the device can be grabbed through Samsung and Flipkart at just INR 27,999.
The new Galaxy F54 5G brings a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ display with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by Exynos 1380 processor, which is paired with 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage along with the facility to expand storage using a memory card.
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Out of the box, this device runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1 and features major updates up to Android 17 as well as regular security patches for five years. It makes the Galaxy F54 the latest entry to Samsung’s chart of devices having unbeatable software support.
In terms of optics, the Galaxy F54 is equipped with a 108-megapixel primary camera with OIS and 4k video recording at 30fps. Besides, there’s an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera and a 2-megapixel macro sensor for stunning close-ups.
Similar to the A54, it uses a 32-megapixel selfie camera, which supports 4k video at 30fps. Apart from this, the device offers select flagship-grade features at affordable pricing such as Astrophoto, Fun Mode, Nightography, and Single Take.
Galaxy F54 is available in two color options Meteor Blue and Stardust Silver and is available for pre-order in India. The battery capacity is a 6,000mAh battery, which can be charged through a 25W fast charger, however, you need to purchase the adapter separately.
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Samsung launches Windows-powered Kiosk in South Korea
Samsung officially launched Samsung Kiosk, a smart ordering solution equipped with the Windows OS in South Korea. This is an all-in-one product capable of handling everything from product selection to ordering and payment and is used in restaurants, cafes, pharmacies, convenience stores, and marts.
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The new Samsung Kiosk is based on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and features a 24-inch touch display, 11th generation Intel Core processor boasting powerful performance and stability, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD storage. Besides, the CPU can be selected by the specification.
Moreover, this futuristic solution provides all the essential functions of a kiosk for content management and payment without a separate PC such as a Card reader, receipt printer, QR /barcode scanner, NFC (Near Field Communication), and Wi-Fi support.
It comes in three types: table type, stand type, and wall-mounted type, so it can be used in various store environments. In Korea, 1,000 new Samsung Kiosks will be supplied to Yanolja Cloud, which leads global travel solution technology innovation globally.
“Samsung kiosk has been supplied to more than 60 partners in 35 countries around the world and continues to expand its presence in the global market,” said Vice President Jung Hoon of Samsung Electronics Visual Display Business Department.
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