5 Tips To Ensure Truecaller Doesn’t Choke Your Phone’s Performance

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TrueCaller, a popular app built by a Swedish company, lets users look up the owner of a phone number. So if you get a missed call from a number you do not identify, you can search on the TrueCaller app or its website to see the owner of that number.

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However, every time a user downloads the app, and enables a function called ‘Enhanced Search’, it asks your permission to “securely send your phonebook contacts to our servers”.

The app has been around and living consistently on millions of users’ home screens for years.

Here are a couple of tips for ensuring the app doesn’t choke your Android phone’s performance:

Flash Messaging

Truecaller, earlier this year, brought the ability for you to transmit quick bits of messages such as emojis to your friends.

Titled “Flash Messaging”, it never really took off as the majority of users either never get past the app’s caller ID tools or couldn’t figure out any prime use cases for it.

For disabling it on iOS, head into the ‘More’ tab, then ‘General’ and in there, switch off ‘Flash’. On Android, it’s under the General section of the app’s settings.

Last Seen

Truecaller now also shows you whether the other person is, at any particular moment, available or on a call or has put the ringer on silent mode.

Since the feature continuously checks for each of your contact’s status, disabling it can dramatically alleviate the app’s performance.

Follow the same steps on both iOS and Android and you’ll find a switch for ‘Availability’.

After Call Details

Truecaller’s Android app, apart from throwing a pop-up every time you receive a call from an unknown number, also shows an additional notification after you end the call.

In most cases, this floating alert is both redundant and a serious memory hogger.

You can easily get rid of it from the app’s settings. It’s situated inside the ‘Caller ID’ section.

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Remind Me of Missed Calls

Another unnecessary Truecaller feature you should turn off immediately is something called “Remind Me of Missed Calls”.

It essentially sends you notifications every hour nudging you to call the person back.

Auto Search

Truecaller also searches for unfamiliar numbers whenever you copy them or receive a message from someone who’s not on in your contact list on apps like WhatsApp and Telegram.

While it is one of the niftiest features the app offers, you’re better off without them if your phone is struggling to keep up as it adds two extra background Truecaller activities.

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