Loved until update 1/5
Loved it until update which added a premium feature charging you and making this useless otherwise so I'll be deleting the app. BYE BYE HIYA
It WAS great 3/5
When I first had it my spam calls stopped. But a little while back I started getting a few coming through and then finally about 6 a day getting to my phone. This started when hiya came out with a premium edition.
So now what was once free costs money if you want it to work like it used to.
app does its job but, … 3/5
It would be really awesome if it didnt change all my settinga for blocking everytime the app was updated. Could we get a warning before more things keep disappearing behind a paywall?
Doesn’t block numbers on block list 1/5
Didn’t block a number on my block list. It used to work but now that Hiya has gone pay to play it’s worthless.
Money Hungry 1/5
When I first downloaded the app it at least provided me with the name of the number I entered. After recent update, they now want users to pay. Yea right!! I’ll just use another app that provides FREE info
Not happy 2/5
No ids are shown or numbers blocked. U have to add number and still no information as app said
Fake 5 stars 1/5
Used to like app but now I have to pay to find out any information.
Doesn’t work as well on Apple as it does on Android, since Apple won’t give permissions to Hiya for full functionality. Trying free Premium trial but it doesn’t seem to make a difference so I won’t waste $3/month on it. Too bad for Apple.
Has potential but ... not yet. 2/5
I get calls from callers they don’t have listed. I try to report my experience. App says it has been submitted, but it never shows up for that number. Only marginally useful at this point. Too bad
Not as expected 1/5
I bought this assuming it would check incoming calls against the database and warn me if it was spam or a telemarketer. It doesn’t work that way apparently. You have to check a suspicious call AFTER you receive it. Not what I wanted. Disappointed.
Best phone protection app! 5/5
Best phone protection app! Catches all the spam and extortion calls!
Excellent application to have!!!!
Stops all the annoying useless calls
The free version works the best 3/5
When I had the free version, incoming spam calls were regularly identified as such. I loved the program. A couple of months ago I purchased the subscription because frankly I wanted to support the development of a really useful app. However as soon as I did so, the calls starting coming through unidentified. Then I have to copy the number into the app and it “searches” for it. It returns either a person’s name or it says it can’t be identified. I’m getting more spam calls now than I did before! Also, I see no evidence that it is updating the database and there is no way to do it manually. Save your money. Stick with the free one.
Useless for block or identify 1/5
I can block individual numbers directly on iPhone. This can’t even identify my own numbers (and even google does that). Plus it can’t block a range of numbers (like Wide Protect or PhoneDefender)
Absolute Garbage 1/5
By Old Farts RockBest
Does once in a while flag a number but it still rings through. Now they want money for names which are not accurate at all.
Wants access to me contacts, absolutely not!
Not so good! 2/5
At first worked very well. The last update however has let several calls come through including those with my first six digits. Wasted 15 bucks very disappointing!
Paying for Premium Service, but... 3/5
...I feel more like I should be billing Hiya for the number of times per day I report spam and fake numbers to THEM!
I’ve tried Nomorobo and it’s the same issue. Maybe it’s just not possible to design an app that effectively blocks unwanted calls from marketers and scammers. These crooks definitely are a step (or several steps) ahead of the app designers.
No difference 1/5
I see no change... too many spam calls
By Sue Root
Great app. Works perfect
Great Resource 5/5
Easy to use and eliminates guesswork on spam versus legitimate phone calls.
No Real-time Help Identifying Spam 2/5
Occasionally I used to get an immediate I D of spam; didn’t change settings, but now I have to manually check numbers. Not helpful.
Sub par app 1/5
This app only catches a small fraction of my bogus calls! The telemarketers are going crazy, and I was really hopeful that this app would help me out. Big fail!!
It’s a spam itself 1/5
Do not download hiya it is a spam I did and started using my phone number calling others and also send texts to my son phone. Do not get fool it is taking your contacts and use you phone for scam calls. Shameless
Works quite well 5/5
I was skeptical but now very pleased. Works very well and does not interfere with the rest of your life
Works like a charm. No changes on free version, despite claims 5/5
I haven’t got spam/robot/telemarketer calls in months. I block all possible suspicious calls. If it’s important, they’ll leave a voicemail. If it’s a scam, they won’t. Free version does everything it always did, no changes. The premium version, which is cheap, adds ID lookup from professional paid services.
Other reviewers don’t know what they’re talking about. People love to find reasons to complain when in actuality they use the app and love it
No change in spam calls!! 1/5
Don’t know why I got this APP ...???
Still have just as many spam calls as before !!
By free no more!
It was (5star) a great app when I first got it. It had names and information for the numbers. I would add info when reporting. ‘Give and receive’ now they want to charges fee for info. But give no credit to me to provide info.so I just block numbers and give no info. In the process of finding another apps that gives info w/o wanting to charge you.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD 1/5
Deleted because it doesn’t even work and now you have to pay to look up numbers? I don’t think so. Reverse phone search has been free forever and works great. I know now this app sells your names and numbers to other companies! Do not make the same mistake I did by downloading!
Use to be good 2/5
Now it ask for you to pay for premiums service to see who calling
Okay but don’t bother with the subscription 3/5
I decided to pay for the service after they stopped giving info for the number to people who were using the service for free. After paying I am only getting info on a few of the numbers I enter. Won’t pay after this year it’s a waste of money.
It’s ok 2/5
By RF consultant
It’s ok don’t bother paying for it bc they still have no clue who the land lines are that call.
By Justin in RaleighNC
Update: Ever since the update a couple weeks ago, a TON of spam calls are getting through. I don’t know what happened but it’s like the app stopped working!
I get telemarketer calls at least 2-3 times per day on average and this app has saved me a ton of time. It doesn’t catch them all, but I’m only bothered by them 1-2 times per week now. Thank you for your app!!
Stopped working 2/5
By Susie Walker
I have loved this app for the longest time. Now it seems tons of stuff is getting through and my phone is being inundated with bogus calls. I can’t stand it. Why did it stop working??? I am so disappointed..
Annoying & Good. 3/5
Aside that Hiya has grown into a good featured, purposeful app, it has an extremely annoying feature worthy of stripping even more stars:
To block any numbers from calling you, pasting a number that DID call you can’t be pasted to the Block-List unless it’s in HIYA’s format. That means if a caller-id showed +1-212-XXX-XXX, the HIYA app says ‘Invalid Number’ until it’s formatted to HIYA’s way... which is one of the main reasons of using this app... to block garbage calls.
We should be able to tick calls to be blocked after they’re identified. Pasting to a Blocked-List that doesn’t work should, at minimum, be coded to understand country code in a variety of formats and validate itself.
More information than others 5/5
I am liking Hiya because it gives me some information, rather than simply marking it as a spam call.
No longer of any use to me as they are now charging a yearly fee.
Ever since I bought the premium version I get zero results back. Half the time it won’t even say what city the number is from. Worked way better before I purchased the premium or they upgraded it.
I have never lived in the area code of my phone number so it was really obvious when I’d get junk calls that all came from various numbers in that area code. I installed this app and used the highest blocking settings, and they all stopped. I wish the app had a list of complete calls I’ve “received” but it blocked so I could look at it and feel superior.
Much needed device and works great! 5/5
Much needed device and works great!
I used to think this app was great, for a free service. Now they want to charge for mediocre service and you get virtually nothing if you don’t pay. I’m out.
I recommend to all my family. This is a great app.
Verizon Recommends Against This App 1/5
Do not download, this app will seem better but will quickly lead to many more spam calls that are not identified by Hiya as Spam although its a machine calling you. A verizon representative i spoke to said that all of Verizon js advising against this application.
In the end, it does not work and is counterintuitive.
I downloaded this app with high hopes and it worked at first.
But after a week all of a sudden i started getting MULTIPLE (2-3) calls a day that the Hiya app WAS NOT identifying as Spam or Sales Marketing Calls but they were.
The number of sales and marketing calls i got nearly doubled and Verizon recently told me that users have said they have more spam calls AFTER downloading this app. This leads me to believe this app is NOT SECURE and in actuality your phone number is even more accessible by these sales marketing companies trying to call you.
Used to be better 2/5
Now many numbers come up only if you want to pay for premium
I have to put the blocked numbers in manually. Was looking for something that could detect it right away. Not what I’m looking for.
Not doing what it is supposed to be doing 2/5
I downloaded this app and it has only blocked one call the whole month. I’m going to give it some more time if it is still allowing calls through then I’m thinking it isn’t worth having on my iPhone.
So far it’s ok 4/5
It’s not blocking the calls though.
Was a good app 1/5
It was a good app till you had to start paying for it, now it’s useless. DELETING
Used to be great 3/5
Was 5 stars till an update and I had to pay a subscription fee to block and look up calls. Now I’m uninstalling and going a different direction.
So so 2/5
Not really good