Truecaller has launched Truecaller Backup for Android, a new feature which allows users to backup and restore their contacts, call history, block list and settings to Google Drive.
Every day, thousands of Truecaller users are switching to a new phone, getting a new SIM card, resetting their device or in general having to start their Truecaller journey anew. This inevitably leads to lost contacts, blank call logs and lost data.
Truecaller Backup has been one of the most highly requested features by its users worldwide and will simplify a user’s transition to a new phone or SIM card by securely backing-up their contacts and settings, stored on your Google Drive, providing a holistic solution.
Users will be able to customise the frequency of a backup between daily, weekly, monthly and on demand. The upgrade enables the recovery of any lost data from Google Drive which Truecaller can restore to its last saved state.
Truecaller Contacts now lets a user even search for contacts whose details they haven’t saved but have previously communicated with. The Truecaller Contacts view contains all the contacts a user has liaised with on call or text. This makes it easier for users to recall and communicate with temporary contacts without saving them in their phonebook, keeping it compact and efficient.
Initially, the backup file will only be available for Google Drive users, but the plan is to expand the options to other backup storage in a near future. If you don’t already have a Google Drive account, you’ll be prompted to create one.
Late last year Truecaller announced that it will be making Africa a key priority region and increasing its presence on the continent. The company will be setting up headquarters in the region and scouting for key personnel for its operations.
In a recent study conducted by Truecaller, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt rank among the top 20 countries in the world being plagued by unwanted spam calls.
More than 250-million people around the world are using apps such as Truecaller to see caller IDs and know who’s calling, even if the number is not stored in their phonebook. This app also enables users to block calls as well as SMSs and report spam callers and messages, allowing the larger community of users to avoid the spammers too.