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.
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.
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.
Samsung Powers Up: Delivering a Whopping 70 Million OLED Display for iPhone 15 Series!
By the end of 2023, Samsung Display is likely to supply nearly 70 million units of OLED for the iPhone 15 series to Apple. The company’s OLED volume by model is estimated to be in the low 20 million units for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, 9 to 10 million for Pro, and ~ 30 million for Pro Max.
Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.
Apple’s Surprising Victory: Takes the Crown in Indian Smartphone Exports, Samsung Drops to Second
For the first time, Apple surpassed Samsung in smartphone export from India. The company shipped 49% of the country’s total 12 million shipments in the second quarter. Samsung, on the other hand, secured 45% of India’s total smartphone shipments in the same period.
Apple clocked a rapid growth in export volumes in the last year by making iPhones through contract manufacturers in India. The Cupertino-based company’s share of exports soared from just 9% of the roughly 8 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2022, to almost half the total smartphone exports in Q2 2023.
Samsung’s share of export volumes fell from 50% in Q1 2023 to 45% in Q2 2023. This marks a sharp decline from Q2 2022 when the company had a dominating 84% of the export market from India. Meanwhile, exports by other Android brands (Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo) declined from 10% in Q1 2023, to 6% in Q2 2023.
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.