Truecaller has rolled out an update for iOS that adds important features to the app like Smart Call History and a built-in dialler that allows you to make calls from within the app. However, the app – now at version 7.0 – still lacks an important functionality as there is still no really Live Caller ID feature identical to the one available on Android.
In May, Truecaller did update its app to bring Live Caller ID to iOS, but with limited functionality. It only allowed you to see the information about the caller only if he/she is also using Truecaller. On Android, the app presents you the information about caller without this requirement.
Tuesday’s Truecaller for iPhone v7.0 update brings Smart Call History to the app, which basically replaces the unknown numbers with real names and faces (if available) in your call history, even for numbers that are not saved by you in your contacts, the company said in its blog.
The update further adds an Availability feature to the app, which shows you if your contact is available to talk before you even place a call. The feature was introduced for Android users earlier this year, andfirst made available via the Truedialer app for Android in September 2015. However, the most crucial addition to the app from the update will be that of a built-in dialler, the absence of which might also have been a deal-breaker for some of the users earlier. Users can also utilise T9 search to find contacts.
The company also said that its new design and app icon will help its users to replace the stock dialler app. “In addition to the new features, we’re hard at work getting ready for the launch of iOS 10 which includes the brand new CallKit functionality,” Truecaller added.
Truecaller said that CallKit functionality addition will help the app to work even more seamlessly with the iPhone and that it will showcase its work later this year.