Apple has allowed the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI’s) do-not-disturb (DND) app on its handsets through its new iOS 12 operating system. However, the company has not allowed access to call records and message logs of an iPhone user to such apps that aim at blocking unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) as it would violate its privacy norms.
Earlier, the TRAI had demanded targeted reporting of spam from Apple. In reply, Apple stated that the iOS 12 has provided ways to block and report spam. The company’s method to block spam gives control to the users in line with ensuring the customers privacy. Further, this provision for incorporating the working of spam apps is part of a global comprehensive update by Apple, which means that the same facility can be deployed by third-party apps in other countries across the world.