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  • Truecaller Updates iPhone App to Add Live Caller ID Support

    Truecaller is a well known worldwide number look up service and today it has update its iPhone app to add live Caller ID functionality. The feature has been available for Android for a while but due to restrictions throughout iOS that Apple have placed it has been unavailable. It remains unclear how the company managed to bring the feature to iOS as Apple doesn't provide any such APIs in iOS 9.

    The Caller ID feature will automatically provide you with the name of the person calling you, irrespective of whether you have their number in your contact book or not.

    Obviously, there is a catch to use the Caller ID feature of Truecaller in iOS is that you must have the app running in the background. For the Android version of the app there is no such requirement.

    Truecaller had briefly added Live Caller ID feature to their iOS app in 2014, but the process was cumbersome. It required users to take a screenshot of the number they wanted to look up and then within a few seconds, the app would speak out the name of the caller.

    The latest implementation of Caller ID from Truecaller works, but the screenshot suggests that it works in a similar fashion to its Android counterpart ó i.e. a small pop up comes up on the screen displaying the callerís information.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Truecaller Updates iPhone App to Add Live Caller ID Support started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      The change log says "when other Truecaller users call you," so there's another catch.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      WhoozItPro for the win (for jailbroken users)
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      WhoozItPro for the win (for jailbroken users)
      Not available for outside of the US though is it?
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Caiden Spencer View Post
      Not available for outside of the US though is it?
      From the change log, it seems it works everywhere. Even if true caller is blocked in that country.
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      WhoozItPro for the win (for jailbroken users)
      WhoozItPro is the way Truecaller should have been made. Love this tweak.
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      WhoozItPro is the way Truecaller should have been made. Love this tweak.
      Doesn't it require true caller as well to work?
    1. jmh2002's Avatar
      jmh2002 -
      There are 2 other TrueCaller jailbreak tweaks in Cydia that provide this feature too.
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      Quote Originally Posted by rolandgabor View Post
      Doesn't it require true caller as well to work?
      Yes it does.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      I don't think it's working for me so far. As it was pointed out, the change log says "when other Truecaller users call you," so not very helpful for the majority of calls coming in. Truecaller and WhoozItPro are the main reason I need a jailbreak for the latest iOS (hope it's still coming)