How to Get Reverse Phone Lookup for Android

While Caller IDs are now used by every network and your Android has unlimited storage for your contacts’ information, there is still no guaranteed way of ascertaining the identity of unknown callers. One way is to use apps which employ crowd sourced databases to identify incoming calls. These apps however, depend on the number of users and their contributions. If you use one of these apps, you will have to share your personal contact list first. The app will harvest that data and make it available to every other user (not directly however, no one can flip through your specific contact list). When a user receives a call, the app runs the number through its database and comes back with details (provided the caller was on someone’s list). Despite the privacy concerns, crowd sourcing apps are very popular, but if you do not want to share your contact list with the world, you can use reverse phone lookup, which is an app freely available on the Google Play Store.


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    Ensure that your device is connected to the internet and then run the Google Play Store app from the app drawer or a home screen.

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    Using the Play Store’s search feature, look for an app called ‘Reverse Lookup’. If your device supports the app, you will see it in search results.

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    Once you have the search results, select the Reverse Lookup app from the list. The app is developed by esMobile.

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    The app is available for free and you can download it without cost. Once the app is downloaded and installed, run it from the notification panel or the app drawer to proceed.

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    The app will allow you to select call entries from your call log in order to look them up. You can also press the menu key to access the preferences page and customize settings to your liking.

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