It has been a long time we have been waiting for this, but Apple has finally allowed the TRAI DND app to be released onto Apple’s App Store. Before this week, the TRAI DND app was only found on Google Play Store for those on Android device. Apple took a hard stance and said that it would not be allowed on Apple’s App Store, but Apple finally has backed down.
If you have not heard of TRAI DND before, TRAI is short for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. This app was great at allowing you to block spam calls and unwanted calls or text messages. As you might already know, there are a lot of other similar apps found on Apple’s App Store right now. We have the latest details about TRAI DND finally being allowed on Apple’s App Store, so keep reading to learn all about it.
TRAI DND Lands on Apple’s App Store & Now Functional for iOS Users
It has definitely been a long time in the making, but TRAI DND has finally come to those on iOS. Apple previously was fighting to prevent this app from hitting Apple’s App Store, but the company has finally backed down in that fight. You can now find TRAI DND on Apple’s App Store and available for those on iOS. The app was already available on Android but it was Apple itself that was preventing the app from coming to iOS.
TRAI is the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and this particular app is great at allowing people to report spam calls and spam text messages. You are able to report the spam calls and texts, and then block those numbers so you do not keep receiving them.
The app is very useful for reporting and blocking those pesky spam calls and text messages. You might be wondering what the issue was with the app because there are a lot of apps out there for this purpose on iOS. According to Apple, the issue was that there was some risk relating to user privacy.
TRAI DND Hits iOS & Allows You To Report Spam Calls or Texts
When it comes to this app in particular, you have to enable certain extensions on your iOS device. These extensions are likely what Apple did not like about the app itself. The extensions are also likely why it said there was a risk to user privacy. You must first agree to the terms of service of the app and then enable these extensions on your device.
Once those extensions have been enabled, you are then able to start reporting the spam texts and calls. The reports come from your call logs, and you have the option to report the numbers right next to the option to delete those numbers. Now, you might be wondering how you get the extensions for the app in the first place.
All you need to do is download TRAI DND from Apple’s App Store. Once downloaded, you need to register for the service and then enable those extensions. You will find that information by going into Settings and then clicking on Phone. There is an option to click SMS and Call Reporting, and this is what you need to click on. From that point, just click on TRAI DND and then enable all of the extensions related to the app.
TRAI DND Has Been on Android Since 2016
If you have an Android device, you might have noticed this app was available on Google Play Store already. The app has been on Android since 2016, and many people have found this app to be useful in reporting spam calls and texts. One thing you will need to be aware of with this app is that the app will get a lot of information about those numbers you choose to report. This information includes the time of the call and the actual phone number.
If you are reporting a text message, the app will also get the contents of that text message. That means there is the potential for sensitive or personal information to be within those text messages. If you are reporting a text message, you just want to be careful to ensure that no personal or sensitive information is being sent to TRAI DND. Even if you see a text that is spam coming from a bank, it is better to not report this due to the content of that message being sent off too.
What Do You Think of TRAI DND iOS App?
The possibility of such sensitive information being sent to TRAI DND is likely why Apple said that there was risk to user privacy. Nonetheless, you can download TRAI DND right now on Apple’s App Store and check it out for yourself. If you are someone who deals a lot with spam calls or texts, this app is definitely useful and could come in handy.
Once you have downloaded TRAI DND, we want you to come back here and tell us what you think about it. Do you like how easy it is to report unwanted or spam phone calls and texts? Are you concerned because the contents of the text messages are also sent to TRAI DND when you report the text? If you use a spam reporting app already tell us in the comments below which one you think people should check out.