Your iPhone displays the phone number of incoming and outgoing calls, apart from certain circumstances in which that number is privatized. But if you’re like me and wish you could see more about a caller than just the phone number at first glance, then you’ll probably come to appreciate a jailbreak tweak called PhoneCaller by iOS developer Osama.
As shown in the screenshot examples above, PhoneCaller works by integrating with the popular TrueCaller app to fetch more detailed caller ID information for both incoming and outgoing phone calls. As you’ll notice, it shows the caller’s first and last name in addition to any relevant photos of that person, where applicable.
Here’s a video demonstration provided by the developer:
From what we can gather, PhoneCaller works in virtually all countries, and the TrueCaller app supports a database of more than 2 billion phone numbers. You’ll need to have the TrueCaller app installed on your device to use PhoneCaller, but that’s a relatively tiny caveat since the tweak plays nicely with popular jailbreak tweaks such as CallBar.
As the developer notes in the tweak’s description, PhoneCaller can be configured to display information for incoming calls, outgoing calls, or both. Users can also search for numbers before dialing, identify and safe caller information, choose how long caller ID displays for, configure a display mode, and customize user interface styles, among other things.
If you’re interested in augmenting the caller ID capabilities of your jailbroken handset, then you can download PhoneCaller for $2.99 from the Packix repository in Cydia or Sileo. The tweak supports devices running iOS 7-12.4.
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