Truecaller, the popular caller ID and spam-blocking app, has introduced a new AI-powered feature called “Max.” Currently available for premium subscribers on Android devices, Max promises a more aggressive approach to blocking unwanted calls.

How Does Max Work?

Max leverages advanced AI algorithms to identify and block spam calls, even if the numbers aren’t listed in Truecaller’s database. This is a significant improvement over previous methods that relied solely on pre-identified spam numbers.

Here’s how Max works:

  • Blocks call not from approved contacts: Any incoming call that isn’t from a user’s contact list or identified as legitimate by Truecaller’s AI will be automatically blocked.
  • AI analysis of unknown numbers: If a number isn’t recognized, Max’s AI analyzes various factors, potentially including call patterns, location data (if permitted), and user feedback, to determine if it’s likely spam.

Benefits and Considerations

Max offers a welcome solution for users bombarded by spam calls. However, some potential drawbacks are worth noting:

  • Missed important calls: Blocking unknown numbers might lead to missing legitimate calls from businesses, delivery services, or potential employers. Users can adjust their settings to allow calls from specific numbers or categories.
  • Limited to Android (for now): Apple’s stricter app policies currently prevent Truecaller from offering the same level of call-blocking functionality on iPhones.

Enabling Max

For Android users with Truecaller Premium, activating Max is simple:

  1. Open the Truecaller app.
  2. Navigate to Settings.
  3. Tap on “Block.”
  4. Select “Max” from the available blocking levels.

With Max, Truecaller aims to provide a more comprehensive spam call-blocking solution. While it might not be perfect, it offers a significant step forward for Android users seeking peace from unwanted calls.