Today, we are happy to announce the launch of Whitepages ID for iPhone. Whitepages ID brings similar spam protection and number lookup capabilities made famous in our award-winning Whitepages Caller ID app for Android to all iPhone users. The iOS platform has some limitations in delivering real-time caller ID, which required us to come up with some innovative workarounds, but the end result is an easy-to-use app that lets you look up missed calls and block spam.
If you’re tired of spam and missed calls from unknown numbers, then give Whitepages ID a try. Here’s a rundown of the key features the app has for iOS:
Real-Time Spam Detection
Get notified as the call is coming in if it is from a known spammer or scammer. We do this by populating your address book with a contact that we assign to the top spam/scam numbers. We update that list as frequently as every few hours in order to bring you and your iPhone the most up-to-date information on spam and scam numbers.
Copy numbers from your recent call log and open Whitepages ID to quickly know who called you. Just copy a number and then open the app—you’ll be asked if you want to look up a number automatically. If you’re using iOS 8, you can look up numbers even faster with the widget. To install the widget, pull down your Notification Center and scroll to the bottom of the “Today” tab. You can install new widgets from the bottom of that screen. Widget search allows you to search for numbers without even opening the app.
Use the spam-check dialer to dial unknown numbers and be confident that you’re not calling a spammer or a scammer. If there’s no spam detected, the call goes through automatically. But if it is a known spam number, Whitepages ID will ask if you want to continue the call.
Blacklist Individual Numbers
Create a personal blacklist of phone numbers that you don’t want to pick up. It’s an easy way to avoid ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends or anyone else you don’t want to talk to.
Help other users in the community by reporting spam. Whitepages ID detects spam with the help of millions of users who report unwanted calls as they receive them. Plus, it just feels good to report a spammer or a scammer.
We are very excited to bring our services and spam protection features to iPhone users. If you’re ready to ditch spam and scam then download the app! It’s free, it’s helpful and it’s incredibly easy to use.