Truecaller has updated the iOS 11 app by adding a new spam filtering feature. As the name suggests, the feature will filter out SMS and MMS spam from iMessage and send them directly to a junk tab.
You can enable spam filtering by heading to Settings > Messages > Unknown & Spam > and turn on Truecaller. The company claims it blocks more than 100 million spam SMS and text messages each week globally. On a weekly basis approximately 82 million spam texts or SMS are received by Indian users, out of which 24 million are automatically blocked.
Rishit Jhunjhunwala, VP of Product, Truecaller said,
We’re always looking for ways to increase safety while communicating. Now, iPhone users will have a powerful tool to automatically filter junk and spam SMS, which has been highly requested by our users.