Apple approves the Indian government’s TRAI DND app for inclusion on the App Store

Tired of waiting for Apple to implement anti-spam measures for iPhones, TRAI, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, threatened in July to ban iPhones from the country’s cellular networks if the tech giant didn’t approve a government-developed Do Not Disturb app by January 2019. Now an Apple spokesperson has confirmed to VentureBeat that the app become available today in the Apple App Store.

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With the free app, titled TRAI DND – Do Not Disturb, consumers will be able to:

  • Register their mobile number under DND (Do-Not-Disturb).

  • Report spam SMS/Calls, after DND registration.

The TRAI DND App won’t block any SMS/Calls from authentic businesses/entities that you have subscribed too, e.g your bank, food delivery apps, travel/taxi apps etc. However, Apple says a user will be responsible for any loss occurred if they report these Call/SMS.