Mi phone is a device created by Xiaomi — a corporation based in Beijing, China, that provides electronic devices including phones. If you have one of their Mi phones, there may come a time when you want to remove Truecaller — an app designed to alert you of unwanted callers, such as telemarketers and fraudsters. Let’s discuss how to go about removing it.
General Information About Truecaller
The purpose of Truecaller is to reduce your likelihood of being scammed and reduce the nuisance of unwanted calls and texts. It’s an option app that you may download from the app store.
The purpose of the app is to block telemarketers, robocalls, and other spam. When your phone rings, it will automatically identify any known spammers or unwanted callers. The database is forever being updated to keep you protected at all times.
Besides calls, Truecaller also helps reduce the number of unwanted text messages you receive.
Why You’d Want to Change Status of Truecaller
Perhaps you found another program you’d like to try. On the other hand, maybe you like certain features of Truecaller but not all of them.
On the other hand, it’s possible that security could be a concern since you’re giving the app permission to access various aspects of your phone, including your call log and contacts.
Removing Truecaller as Your Default
If you’d like to keep Truecaller for some of the features it offers but designate another program as your default, it’s fortunately simple to do.
First, go into your phone’s settings and click on “Apps & notifications.” You’ll then need to click on the “See all apps” option, which will show you a list of every app downloaded on your phone.
Then, you’ll need to scroll down and find the Truecaller app. Fortunately, they’re in alphabetical order, which makes it easier if you have many apps downloaded on your phone.
Next, select the Truecaller app. This will bring you to a screen that provides you with information about the app. You’ll have to click on both the phone and SMS app options to make Truecaller not your default app.
At this point, your phone will ring, and you’ll see your standard caller ID on your call screens. You’ll then have to go into the Truecaller app to use its features.
For this option, you’ll also need to go into your phone settings and then click on apps. You then need to find the Default app options.
Next, you find the Phone app and select “Phone” as your default instead of Truecaller.
Deleting Truecaller Completely
Truecaller doesn’t store your message history, so all of your messages will be lost if you uninstall Truecaller. You’ll still have all of your media files because they’ll be in your media folder on your phone.
Therefore, if you still want your messages, you may just want to unassign this app as your default. On the other hand, you could also backup your messages, call log, etc. through this app and delete the app.
To delete it completely, you should first deactivate your account. This entails opening the Truecaller app and selecting “Settings.” In the drop-down list, tap “Privacy Center.” From there, you’ll see an option that says, “Deactivate.” You click on it, and it will begin the process for you. Keep in mind that it may take up to 24 hours for your account to be completely deactivated.
You’ll then need to go into the app selection of your “Installed Apps” settings. You click on the Truecaller app and click the uninstall button.
If you have any issues during the process, you may contact either your phone service provider, Xiaomi, or Truecaller’s creator. They can guide you through correcting any problems if these steps aren’t working for you.
Ideally, you should contact your phone service provider first. They can help with correcting minor issues without the need to contact Truecaller or Xiaomi, which may require a longer than normal wait time.
We understand that tasks like these can be headaches, especially when added to the normal stress of life. If you find yourself using the minor inconveniences in life, like this one, as a reason to drink or abuse a substance, please get the help you need.
The Truecaller app seems like a good idea when you realize how much stress and time it can save you. This might also be the case if you worry about spammers stealing your information. However, if you ever find you no longer want the app or want to use it as your default program, it’s simple to remove it from being your default or delete it completely.