I bet there’s always a point in a person’s day when they wished that they knew how to block a call — whether it’s from spammy telemarketers or just an obsessively fiendish ex who just won’t let go. Up until now, various developers have tried to come up with easy solutions block calls on an Android. However, in recent times, the only app that really comes to mind that handles call blocking and filtering well is Call Master Beta. It’s free, and boy does it work great.
Disclaimer: The app requires root to function properly. If you don’t know what that is or how to set about rooting your Android phone, please stay away from this. TheDailyBuggle is not responsible for any damage you may do to your phone.
How To Block A Call On Android
On installing and opening Call Master Beta, you’ll be asked to provide root access. Once that is out of the way, you will be greeted by the following screen from where you can control the app in its entirety.
Probably the most interesting feature lies under the Add option. Unlike other similar apps, this app allows you to actually block phone numbers by a designated pattern. So you could have a wildcard expression to block calls from a large number of spammy callers and get rid of all of them at once.
The logs let you take a look at the system call logs, as well as a dedicated log that the app maintains to keep a track of blocked calls which were filtered on your phone. A small detail that many other apps seem to miss out.
Block Calls and Text Messages
Now, Call Master Beta lets you block a call based either on a profile or on a list. This has specific advantages. You can block specific actions from specific lists of numbers based on the profile. What that means is that you have the flexibility to block just calls, just texts or both, all at the expense of a few taps on your screen.
The lists section is where you define the lists of pesky callers you want to block. Also, the app provides a multitude of ways of blocking calls. This ranges from an immediate disconnect to even answering and holding a call. Clearly, the developers left no stone unturned while thinking of the various uses of the app.
Finally, the entire process of blocking calls can be automated and you can define schedules for when you want specific lists of people to be blocked. You can, for example, block all your college buddies from calling you when you are busy in a meeting at work. The possibilities are endless really.
In all the time that I’ve been using an Android, I’ve never come across an app that is so holistic in achieving what it claims as its premise. The developers of Call Master Beta have really come up with such a fine grained solution to such a common problem, and the beta price point of free might just entice users of other apps.