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Smart Call

Smart Calls can easily report or
block spam calls.

Image of blocking spam calls during a meeting.

No more staring at your phone debating whether to pick up or not. Report or block spam calls with ease. And search for phone numbers of local businesses straight from your Galaxy's native phone app.

  • Caller ID and spam protection

Deal with spam the easy way

The Smart Call function lets you know who's calling even when the number isn't on your contact list. When it's spam, you can easily block the call, and then take action by reporting it.

Galaxy S8 midnight black screen shows incoming call from Samsung Insurance.
Caller ID
Galaxy S8 midnight black screen shows that the incoming call is not suspected as spam.
Not suspected to be spam
Galaxy S8 midnight black screen shows that the incoming call is suspected as spam.
Suspected to be spam
Galaxy S8 midnight black screen shows that the incoming call is either spam or fraud.
A potential fraud

Take action against spam

Before or after you've responded to a spam call, you can choose to block or report the number so you won't be harassed twice.

Screenshot of a call just ended.
Screenshot of the incoming call at spam or fraud., Screenshot of option to block or report rejected call.
Screenshot of number registered as spam or fraud.
Tap ‘Block’ or ‘Report’ you wish to select
Screenshot of setting call type., Screenshot of write comment in selected call type.
To report spam numbers, select the type of spam, write comment and tap ‘REPORT’ button.

Search locally

No need to open up an Internet browser. Search for local businesses directly in the Places tab from the phone app.
Call them up or save the number to your contacts.

Screenshot of places page.
Places main
Screenshot of categories list in places page.
Categories
Screenshot of restaurant list in food categories.
Local businesses
Screenshot of selected restaurant information.
Detailed information
Screenshot of calling the selected restaurant.
Business call

How to Activate

    • Step 01

      Go to 'Caller ID and spam protection' in Call Settings.

      Step 01

      Go to 'Caller ID and spam protection' in Call Settings.

      Screenshot of selecting ‘Caller ID and spam protection’ in Call Settings.

      Step 02

      Turn on ‘Caller ID and spam protection’.

      Screenshot of turn on ‘Caller ID and spam protection’.
    • Step 01

      Swipe down from home screen and tap ‘Caller ID and spam protection’ in notifications.

      Step 01

      Swipe down from home screen and tap ‘Caller ID and spam protection’ in notifications.

      Screenshot of selecting ‘Caller ID and spam protection’ in home screen.
    • Step 01

      Go to ‘Search for places nearby’ in Call Settings.

      Step 01

      Go to ‘Search for places nearby’ in Call Settings.

      Screenshot of selecting ‘Search for places nearby’ in Call Settings.

      Step 02

      Turn on ‘Search for places nearby’.

      Screenshot of turn on ‘Search for places nearby’.
    • Step 01

      Go to ‘PLACES’ tap in Phone app and tap ‘START’ button.

      Step 01

      Go to ‘PLACES’ tap in Phone app and tap ‘START’ button.

      Screenshot of tapping ‘START’ button in ‘PLACES’ tap in Phone app.
    • Step 01

      Tap ‘START’ button on tips card in Contact or Phone app.

      Step 01

      Tap ‘START’ button on tips card in Contact or Phone app.

      Screenshot of Tapping ‘START’ button on tips card in Contact or Phone app.