How to identify unknown callers on your phone using Truecaller app

Do you wish to identify callers before answering strange calls? Do you want to block annoying spam calls? Do you wish to search online for someone’s or a company’s number? Sure what you need is Truecaller app on your device.

Truecaller app is the world’s largest mobile number community with over 450 million numbers in its database, it is available for Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Series 40, Symbian s60, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone.



  1. Search numbers: you can search for numbers on Truecaller, by just typing in a name of the person or company and it will display the contacts searched if available on its database.
  2. Get caller ID: Truecaller will display the name and picture if available of the person calling you even if you don’t have the number saved on your contact. So you get to know who is calling you even before you answer the call.
  3. Spam call blocker: Have you being receiving unwanted calls? Truecaller has a feature where you can report a number as spam and it will help you block the number from calling you, it also has a top list of scam nubers in it’s database already.
  4. Add pictures and contact information: You can now keep your contact list updated with the latest pictures and information of your contacts which are being pulled from their online profiles like Facebook, twitter, Linkedin etc.

Security issues:

On the 17th of July 2013, Truecaller online servers was reported to have been hacked into by  Syrian Electronic Army who posted it on there twitter page that they recovered data on Truecaller’ s servers getting to 459GB in size.

How to remove your number from Truecaller’s database (unlist your number)

if you care ‘too’ much about your privacy and wish to unlist your number from truecaller’s listing then you just visit and type in your number to get it removed from the list truecaller will be listing to its user


For Android devices when an unknown number calls you, just in few seconds you get to see the name of the person calling you while the call is still ringing but this feature is not available on iOS, on iOS you can though search the number and the name will display but not when the calling is still ringing

How to download:

For iOS Download here (iTunes)

For Android  Download here (Play store)

For Windows Phone  Download here (Windows phone store)

For Symbian S60  Download here (Ovi store)

For S40 nokia  Download here (Ovi store)

For Blackberry  Download here (Blackberry world)

You can also make use of the website to search for numbers and to identify unknown numbers


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