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AT&T Call Protect app for iOS

Learn how the AT&T Call Protect app offers you more control over unwanted calls.


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Learn about AT&T Call Protect app for iOS

The AT&T Call ProtectSM app is free to AT&T consumer and business (except government) postpaid wireless customers with HD Voice capable iOS (iPhone 6 and above) smartphones provisioned with AT&T HD Voice. Smartphones sold by other carriers or direct from device manufacturers may not be eligible. Data rates may apply for app download and usage.
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Before you begin

AT&T Call Protect app
Business customers can activate AT&T Call Protect1 for use by your Corporate Responsible Users (CRUs) by using the Premier Online Store/Care portal via the feature add capability. After you activate the service through Premier, your CRUs will receive a text message with a link to the product page in order to download the app.

To activate AT&T Call Protect1 on your iOS smartphone, you’ll need to download the app2 from the App Store. Once the app is installed you’ll need to confirm if you’re eligible to use AT&T Call Protect. Do the following:
  1. Open the AT&T Call Protect app.
  2. Enter your wireless number, select Continue
  3. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive a free text message containing a 6-digit alpha numeric PIN.
  4. Enter the 6-digit alpha numeric PIN.
  5. Select Verify.
  6. Review details and accept the Terms & Conditions.
  7. A welcome screen with enrollment confirmation will appear. 

Note: If you don’t have the latest version of the app2 you’ll need to download it from the App Store.

AT&T business customers
To learn about AT&T Call Protect for business customers, go to What is AT&T Call Protect?

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Automatic Fraud Blocking3
Automatic Fraud Blocking detects and blocks potential fraud calls before they even reach your phone. A list of blocked calls can be viewed in the AT&T Call Protect app.

If a call is auto-blocked as fraud, adding the caller to your address book does not prevent the call from being blocked. To unblock the caller, you'll need to manually unblock them within the AT&T Call Protect app within the call log.

When the call notification displays on your device, tap the notification, to open the app. On the call details screen, you can select Report or Unblock.

Turn off blocked call notification
  1. Go to iPhone Settings > Notifications
  2. From the Menu screen select Call Protect > Allow notifications, and toggle Off.

When a private caller hides their number and the call is blocked as fraud or labelled as spam the call will display a fake number. It will show as all zeros within the mobile app (e.g., 000-000-0000).

If it is a spam call, the call will be delivered and you can choose to reject or accept it. If it is a fraud call, it will be automatically blocked.

Caller category detail screens in the app
Call details are based on the caller category when the call is blocked. You'll be able to report, block, or unblock callers from the following category screens:
  • Saved Contact - Report or block caller.
  • Suspected Spam Warning4 - Report or block caller.
  • Potential Fraud - Report or unblock caller.
  • Blocked Contact - Report or unblock caller.
  • Non-saved Caller - Report or block caller.
  • Telemarketer - Report or block caller.

Note: Spam warning requires the device to be in an AT&T HD Voice coverage area and LTE must be toggled to On. Refer to your device instructions for the location of this setting.

Manually select a caller or contact to block
You can manually block a caller or contact by adding it to the Block List in the app. Use one of the following options:
  • Enter a number.
  • Select a number from the Call Log.
  • Select a number from your Contact list.

Manual call blocking5 allows you to manually block in the AT&T Call Protect app. These callers are blocked in the network so even if you turn off your phone, the numbers will still be blocked.

Note: Unknown numbers or callers that hide their Caller ID cannot be manually blocked at this time. Potential fraud calls will still be automatically blocked. If your phone provides a block list feature, the numbers you add to the AT&T Call Protect app will not appear on that list.

Receiving and reporting fraud
After a call has been received from a known number, you'll have the ability to report or block the caller. Select Report tab > Report Call Type > Describe the call you would like to report.

Access settings screen
To access the Settings screen you'll need to open the Overflow Menu, on the bottom right hand corner.

App call log does not match device call log
Reasons why the AT&T Call Protect app call log and device call log do not match:
  • Mobile app has no awareness of outgoing calls.
  • Device call log has no awareness of blocked calls (however the mobile app will know).

Delete service
To remove AT&T Call Protect from your wireless account go to the app Settings screen in the app. Select Product Details > Remove.

Note: Simply deleting the app will not cancel the service.

Cancel AT&T Call Protect
You may cancel service for a CRU user at anytime using the following options:

Note: If you cancel AT&T Call Protect your CRU user settings, including your call block list, will be deleted upon cancellation.

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