iOS 10 included a CallKit framework that brought a system-wide way for customers to use specialized apps on their iPhone, like Hiya and TrueCaller, that automatically identify and block nuisance calls before the phone even rings. With iOS 12, Apple started allowing developers to write new types of call-blocking extensions that gather information from the user before deciding whether to report or block the number.
A new patent application shows that Siri could one day provide an iPhone caller with a reason why you had to reject their call. The process could provide a more enjoyable and useful experience for those on both sides of the digital cord.
A trusted number is a phone number that has passed Apple’s verification process and can be used to receive Two-Factor Authentication verification codes by text message or automated phone call. Here’s how to add one or more trusted phone numbers to your Apple ID account.
The yet-to-be-named mobile authentication platform aimed at countering problems like fraud and identity theft should launch commercially later in 2018, with internal trials schedule to start in the next few weeks.