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Smart Call

Smart Call can easily report or
block spam calls.

A man holding a Galaxy S10 Prism Black in his left hand and blocking an incoming suspected spam call 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.

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.

A smartphone screen showing an incoming call from SAMSUNG. The screen image is displayed in blue according to the caller’s photo.
Caller ID
A smartphone screen showing the incoming call is not spam. The screen image is displayed in green.
Not suspected to be spam
A smartphone screen showing the incoming call is suspected spam. The screen image is displayed in orange.
Suspected to be spam
A smartphone screen showing the incoming call is either a scam or fraud. The screen image is displayed in orange.
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.

A screenshot showing a scam or fraud call has just ended, including six function (Block, Report, Add to contacts, Call, Message, Video call) icons.
A screenshot showing an incoming scam or fraud call and options that the user can select to block or report the number.
A screenshot showing the number registered as a scam or fraud and a list of recent calls from that number.
Tap ‘Block’ or ‘Report’ you wish to select.
A screenshot showing the menu where the user can select a call type and enter a caller name and comment for a blocked spam number.
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.

The Phone app's Places page, showing My location set to Seattle, and the banner image of Seattle steak house, categories, and popular places.
Places main
The Phone app's Categories page, showing My location set to Seattle, and list of categories: Active Life, Art & Entertainment, Automotive, Beauty/Spas, Bicycles, Education, Event Planning & Services, Financial Services, Food, Health.
Categories
The local businesses page with the food category selected. My location is set to Seattle, and the price filter is set to “$$”. A restaurant list is displayed with names, ratings, distances, types, and services offered.
Local businesses
The detailed information of a selected restaurant named 'Piroshky Piroshky‘. Showing thumbnail image, phone number, rating, and address.
Detailed information
A screenshot showing an incoming call from the 'Piroshky Piroshky' restaurant. The background color depends on the caller’s photo.
Business call

How to Activate

  • METHOD 1

    Find and click 'Caller ID and spam protection' in Call settings.

    METHOD 1

    Find and click 'Caller ID and spam protection' in Call settings.

    A smartphone screen where the user can select 'Caller ID and spam protection' in 'Call settings', and then set 'Caller ID and spam protection' to On.
    METHOD 2

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

    A smartphone screen showing the 'Caller ID and spam protection' banner in notifications on the home screen.
  • METHOD 1

    Find and click ‘Search for places nearby’ under the ‘Other call settings’ menu in Call settings.

    METHOD 1

    Find and click ‘Search for places nearby’ under the ‘Other call settings’ menu in Call settings.

    A smartphone screen showing where the user can select 'Search for places nearby' in the 'Other call settings' menu under 'Call settings', and then set 'Search for places nearby' to On.
    METHOD 2

    Go to ‘Places’ tab in Phone app and tap ‘Start’ button.

    A smartphone screen of the Phone app's Places, showing the ‘A faster way to explore’ title and Start button.
    METHOD 3

    Tap ‘Start exploring’ button on tips card in Phone app.

    A smartphone screen of a tips card including a title (‘A faster way to explore’), description (‘Find places nearby without a browser or map, and call them right away’), and 'Start exploring‘ button.
    METHOD 1-1

    Find and click ‘Search for places nearby’ under the ‘Other call settings’ menu in Call settings.

    A smartphone screen showing where the user can select 'Search for places nearby' in the 'Other call settings' menu under 'Call settings'.
    METHOD 1-2

    Find and click ‘Search for places nearby’ under the ‘Other call settings’ menu in Call settings.

    A smartphone screen showing 'Search for places nearby' set to On.
    METHOD 2

    Go to ‘Places’ tab in Phone app and tap ‘Start’ button.

    A smartphone screen of the Phone app's Places, showing the ‘A faster way to explore’ title and Start button.
    METHOD 3

    Tap ‘Start exploring’ button on tips card in Phone app.

    A smartphone screen of a tips card including a title (‘A faster way to explore’), description (‘Find places nearby without a browser or map, and call them right away’), and 'Start exploring‘ button.

* The available functions and features might vary by country and device.
* The features are provided by Hiya. (www.hiya.com)
* Using mobile data for this service may result in additional charges.
* Device and screen images simulated for illustrative purposes.