What are the best full screen caller ID apps for iPhone or iPad?

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    #1Whoscall

    Whoscall

    Whoscaller will help you identify every call you get and block unwanted calls from spammers and marketers. It also features an offline database to identify any number without internet connection. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Janet Bailey
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "I love this app! I was increasingly annoyed by unwanted calls and looking for a solution. While this is not perfect, it is one of the best apps out there."
  2. 18

    #2Truecaller

    Truecaller
    Truecaller is a caller ID app for identifying callers and protecting phone identity against unwanted spammers. Users will be able to expand their contact list and reach preferred contacts with ease.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Craig Miller
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I LOVE HOW TRUECALLER CAN ABLE TO LET ME NOTIFY THOSE ST^PID SPAM CALLS I DONT EVEN NEED IN MY LIFE! IT'S VERY ACCURATE AND IT JUST HELPED ME GET RID OF ANNOYING CALLS!"
  3. 18

    #3Hiya

    Hiya

    Hiya is a free app that helps users identify and block scam calls, as well as prevent spammers and marketers from calling. Available for both Android and iOS devices, it uses a reverse search system to know whoever called the user.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Raymond Hawkins
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "This would have been a good app years ago, but my phone comes with this feature already as most phones do now. Since you can do most of this on your phone already, I found it to be a waste of time. Good if you have an older phone but not for me."

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

According to Techopedia, a Caller ID (also known as Calling Line Identification) is a telephone feature available in analog and digital telephone systems that displays the caller’s phone number on the recipient’s phone device when there is an incoming call. In some cases, alongside the phone number is the location of the caller. It has two types: 1.) The Single Data Message Format (SDMF) that only displays the caller’s telephone number, the date, and the time of the call and 2.) The Multiple Data Message Format (MDMF) which also displays the name aside from the number.

DID YOU KNOW

If you are experiencing an increase in the number of local calls to your home and cellphone, you might be among the prospects of the phenomenon called “neighbor spoofing”. Indeed, inasmuch as technology has helped us in so many ways, it still has some major drawbacks. 

One timely example is the “neighbor spoofing” in which phone scammers spoof area codes and then combine it with the area code and the first three digits of your phone number. According to Jim Temmer, this is their way of finding a live person they can use to further scam others. He added that in the event that you receive a call and the caller is displayed as your name, never ever answer it for you might be put in danger. On a related note, an article posted on Chicago Tribune in May 1990 about the privacy invasion of caller ID may still seem to be relevant to the recent article on Better Business Bureau on May 12, 2018. 

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    #4Mr. Number

    Mr. Number
    Mr. Number is an app that easily blocks unwanted calls, as well as identify & stop spam, scam, and fraud. Users indicate the numbers to block and the app will automatically block them so they will stop. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vivaan Sarin
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Mr. Number looks to be a great app. On iOS, its rating is 4.5 from ‎750 reviews. Though I would like it if there were more reviews, I suppose 750 is enough to give it a shot."
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    #5CallerSmart

    CallerSmart

    CallerSmart: Caller ID + Block is a free application for iOs that helps you investigate who's behind all those mystery phone numbers and SMS, avoiding unwanted calls and texts.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Wendy Lee
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "whenever i'm out of work, i find it really annoyinh when somebody from work bothers me with work-related stuff especially during my rest days.. this just helped me track if people are from work or if it's just a friend.. I hate giving my number but sometimes you really have to. And Caller Smart is just one way of getting away from those people i dont even want to communicate with"
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    #6Fullscreen Social CallerID

    Fullscreen Social CallerID

    Fullscreen Social CallerID is an application that allows users to know who is calling them by looking at the full-screen caller ID. This app also supports Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Deborah Reid
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Fullscreen Social CallerID is literally fullscreen!!! the bad thing's that it doesnt automatically retrieve FB info. Good thing is it tells me who the h*ll is calling! which is what I badly need "
  4. 8

    #7Showcaller

    Showcaller

    Showcaller: Caller ID & Block is an app that helps users identify unknown calls. This easy-to-use app also features blocking of calls, smart search, spam identification, and more.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Thomas Nelson
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Nice interface and easy to use. Sadly I don't think the database is being updated anymore or isn't tailored to my area code."
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    #8CallApp

    CallApp

    CallApp is a free app that allows users to know who calls them and block marketers and unwanted calls. Users will also be able to record phone calls and look up for every number to see where it comes from. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brian Moore
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Who is this call coming from I wonder? This app not only answers that question, but it can record the convo and block the caller with a couple taps. What more does a guy need to make phone life easier? A crystal ball maybe, but until they figure that one out, this app is clean, functional, and effective. "
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    #9Caller-ID

    Caller-ID

    Caller-ID is a free iOS application that allows users to identify the number who is calling them. This features a map and a geolocation so that users can see the location of the number who called them.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Albert Hayes
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Caller ID is not exactly what i'm looking for because it only offers a very few features such as the location of the calller. not really helpful if you wanna know more details about the number calling you. A random number just tried to call me and this app didnt let me identify who that was. Or maybe I was just using it incorrectly??"
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    #10Reverse Phone Lookup

    Reverse Phone Lookup

    Reverse Phone Lookup is a free application for iOs that allows you to find out very quickly who has called or texted you. This app also identifies spam calls.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Carl Flores
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "The best thing about Reverse Phone Lookup is that it's very easy to use especially if you're as old as me, Sometimes i just really don;t want to talk with anybody and just spend time with my granddaugher and grandson so whenever i know the call is not from important person, i don't answer it. Very reliable app."

Summary

Best What are the best full screen caller ID apps for iPhone or iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WhoscallApps 20 Free
2TruecallerApps 18 Free
3HiyaApps 18 Free
4Mr. NumberApps 11 Free
5CallerSmartApps 11 Free
6Fullscreen Social CallerIDApps 9 Free
7ShowcallerApps 8 Free
8CallAppApps 4 Free
9Caller-IDApps 4 Free
10Reverse Phone LookupApps -1 Free
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