How to use Truecaller: 10 Tips and Tricks for Advanced Users

Truecaller has become a household name for most of us, thanks to its ability to identify unknown calls and spam. The app has improved significantly over time, with many new features added every year. And now, it has become much more than a caller ID app. Here are some interesting and useful Truecaller tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of it.

Best Truecaller Tips & Tricks to Use in 2024

Truecaller has introduced several new features with a revamped interface in the latest updates. So, before you start, make sure to update your app to the latest version from Google Play Store or the App Store. Some of the tips and tricks below only work on Truecaller for Android, so keep a note of them.

Call Alerts (Predict Calls Before You Ring)

When someone tries to call you, Truecaller automatically sends a notification on the incoming call to give you time to decide what to do. You have a few seconds before the phone starts ringing to get ready for the call.

It uses data or Wi-Fi to send the alert from the caller’s phone to yours as soon as a call is made. Since the internet is faster than a regular cellular network, the notification reaches you before the actual call is transmitted.

This feature is enabled by default. Also, it only works with people who have Truecaller installed on their Android phones.

Choose the reason for the call

Truecaller now allows you to choose a reason to call the other person. You can let people know why you’re calling them to improve the chances of getting a call. This will prevent your calls from being ignored when you are looking for important information.

The reason for the call will appear on call alerts and caller ID on the other person’s phone as long as they are a Truecaller user. As of now, it is only available for Android.

To use this feature, go to Truecaller Settings> General> Enable Call Reason. Set three reasons for you to choose from when making calls. You’ll have the option to choose a reason when making calls from Truecaller.

View Profiles Privately

Whenever you verify someone on Truecaller, they are automatically notified that someone has viewed their profile. Premium members can even see the names of people who have viewed their profile.

So, to make sure no one knows that you’re verifying their number or profile on Truecaller, head over to Truecaller Settings> Privacy Center> Enable Private View Profiles.

Hide your availability or last seen from others

Other Truecaller users can see your availability or last seen status, i.e., the last time you opened Truecaller and whether you are on a call or on silent. This lets them know if you’re busy and vice versa.

Truecaller displays a red bell icon next to a number if it’s on silent. Similarly, there will be a red phone icon if the person is busy on another call. Last seen can be seen on a contact’s profile as well as in the call log.

If you don’t want others to see your availability status, go to Settings> Privacy Center. Here, turn off the toggle for Availability. Note that if you turn off your last viewed status, you won’t see the availability of others.

Full-screen caller ID

Normally, when you receive calls, Truecaller appears as a pop-up window on your phone’s stock incoming call interface. But now, you can choose to use Truecaller’s caller ID interface, which will replace your phone’s default caller ID interface.

To enable full-screen caller ID in Truecaller:

Open Truecaller and head to Settings.
Here, click on Caller ID.
Select Full Screen under Choose Style.
Tap Set as Default. Next, select Truecaller as the default phone app.
That’s all. All incoming calls will now appear with a full-screen Truecaller interface. It will include the caller’s information as well as a color indicating the type of contact. For example, saved contacts appear blue for saved contacts, red for spammers, purple for priority calls, and gold for Truecaller Gold accounts.

Smart SMS

With a recent update, Truecaller has introduced a new feature called Smart SMS to categorize all your chats and SMS messages. It uses on-device machine learning to automatically sort messages into four groups. These include Personal, Important, Other, and Spam.

The Important tab contains all financial and payment-related messages. It helps in tracking bills, payments, and budgets. Additionally, you receive travel reminders such as delays and flight bookings, live tracking, courier delivery status, appointments, etc.

The Smart SMS feature seems very similar to Microsoft’s SMS Organizer app. So, if you want to keep everything in one place without compromising on features, you can use Truecaller as your default messaging app.

Flash Messages

Truecaller Flash Messaging is a unique way to send messages to other Truecaller users over the Internet. Using it, you can quickly send short messages, images, and your location to other Truecaller users who have enabled the feature.

Once you’ve sent a flash message, the other person’s phone will ring continuously for 60 seconds unless they swipe and read the message. It can also instantly reply to your message with quick suggestions.

To use the feature, go to Settings> General> Enable Flash Messaging. Next, go to any contact’s profile and tap on the Share icon. You can then send text, emoticons, images, and location to the other person.

Change the theme

By default, Truecaller uses a white hardware theme. However, if you want to save your phone’s battery, you can opt for dark mode in the settings. You can change the theme in Truecaller Settings> Appearance> Theme. You also have a quick shortcut to switch modes in the sidebar menu.

Get a Truecaller Verified Badge

Have you seen any Truecaller users with a verified blue badge? Well, the Verified badge is not guaranteed and takes a long time to appear on one’s profile.

You can start the process by connecting your profile to a Facebook account where the name matches your name in Truecaller. Once the system has enough evidence that your name is correct, it will automatically award the Verified badge.

To connect your Facebook account, click on the three-dot menu at the top left. Here, select Edit Profile and click Add Facebook. iPhone users can find the option by clicking on their avatar in the top right corner.

Get Noticed Using Gold Caller ID

Truecaller offers two paid options: Premium and Gold. Truecaller Premium removes ads, and allows you to see who viewed your profile as well as advanced spam blocking, more contact requests/month, and a premium badge.

On the other hand, Truecaller Gold gives you a Gold Caller ID in addition to all the premium features – your name will appear with a Golden Caller ID for other Truecaller users. If you want to look professional and reduce the chances of your call being ignored, you may want to consider getting Truecaller Gold.

Conclusion – Best Truecaller Tips & Tricks

Here are some of Truecaller’s handy tips and tricks that you can use to get the most out of your experience. Above all, I love the call alert feature because it helps me prepare in advance for incoming calls. And then there’s the Call Reason feature, which I occasionally use for urgent calls.

Try all the Truecaller tips, tricks, and features mentioned above and let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below. Stay tuned for more articles like this.”

Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I'm the creator and editor-in-chief of Tech To Geek. Through this little blog, I share with you my passion for technology. I specialize in various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android, focusing on providing practical and valuable guides.

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