How to Know Who is Calling Without Checking Your Phone – Gadgets To Use


We all, at some point, get irritated with our phones when someone is calling at an ungodly hour or we are not in the mood for a phone talk. Well, you can check it easily who’s calling before you answer, but for this, you have to check your phone. What if you don’t even want to look at the screen? Well, Google’s Phone app can do this for you. Here’s how you can know who is calling without checking the phone.

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Know Who is Calling Without Checking Phone

Google Phone app has a feature known as “Caller ID Announcement”, which, when enabled announces the caller’s name or number out loud. The app comes pre-installed on Pixel and stock Android phones, and others can install it from the Play Store.

So, it is very easy to get Google Phone App on any Android phone.  After installing it, you might need to set it as your default calling app. If you haven’t done this while setting up, you can do it later via settings on your phone. You can refer to our guide on “how to set default apps on Android 10” also.

1. Now, open the app and tap the three dots at the top-right corner.

2. Select “Settings” from the options that appear.

3. Now, scroll down to the bottom and select the “Caller ID Announcement” option.

4. Tap on “Announce Caller ID” on the next page. By default, it will be set to “Never.”

5. When you tap this, a pop-up with three options appear and those are:

  • Always: The caller’s name or number will be announced every time you get a call.
  • Only when Using a Headset: The caller ID will be announced only when you’re using earphones.
  • Never: The caller ID will never be announced.

That’s it, as per choice, you’ll start hearing an announcement from your phone that who is calling you and you won’t need to go check your phone every time.

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This is how you can know who is calling you on an early Sunday morning and you can unhesitatingly choose not to answer. For more such tips and tricks, stay tuned!

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