Apple Approves India’s Do Not Disturb App and Avoids iPhone Ban

Apple Apple DND DND TRAI app Apple App Store DND app DND TRAI app Apple vs TRAI Apple App Store

The Chinese market makes up almost 40 percent of the App Store's revenue, analysts at Macquarie Research reported earlier this year, so it's important for Apple to maintain control over its content.

The app, which is now available on the Apple App Store, says that "Registration of mobile number under DND will take upto 07 days after putting the request with respective telecom service provider". Back in August, Apple pulled 25,000 apps from its store in China following criticism from the state-run media, which accused it of allowing banned content on the platform.

"Reports have suggested that the average person receives upwards of 10 unwanted calls and messages in a given day, which the app combats by letting users join a "do not disturb" registry and allowing them to report unwanted contacts."

Apple Apple DND DND TRAI app Apple App Store DND app DND TRAI app Apple vs TRAI Apple App Store
After users send an SMS via the app they will need to go into DND settings on the OS and switch on DND

However, this July, TRAI categorically asked access providers to ensure "within six months' time, that all smartphones registered on its network support the permissions required for the functioning of such Apps". It is unclear if the app has been updated to include additional security concerns raised by Apple. The Indian telecom regulator and the iPhone maker were stuck in a disagreement for over two years for the DND app.

The DND app has been made by a third party developer. The app with a size of 9.1MB, however, works only on devices running on the latest iOS 12.1 version. Eventually, TRAI and Apple agreed to make a version that doesnt share call log information to the Indian Government.

The new DND feature on iOS is not limited to India and is available for users across the globe.

More news: Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech could be involved in click fraud scheme

Related News:

  • Former Dallas officer indicted for murder in killing of black neighbor

    The tense anticipation ahead of Friday's announcement lasted all week, as the grand jury convened for three days beginning Monday. Merritt claimed that she did not realize she was at the wrong apartment until she called 911 and was asked for her location.
    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas arrive in Jodhpur for wedding festivities

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas arrive in Jodhpur for wedding festivities

    Indian media is abuzz with details and speculation about the big day, as Bollywood buffs count down to the wedding of the year. Three teams of security are in place at the palace-one team from India and two from the USA , that the couple has hired.
    Ariana Grande's Star-Studded 'Thank U, Next' Music Video Released

    Ariana Grande's Star-Studded 'Thank U, Next' Music Video Released

    Her friends join her again, acting as bridesmaids, while she stands in a wedding dress near the end of the video. Finding a dog that looked just like Bruiser from Legally Blonde3.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak now second largest in history

    Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak now second largest in history

    DRC's health ministry said the number of confirmed and probable cases has reached 426, edging past the Uganda outbreak in 2000. If malaria is reduced, health workers will be able to focus on real Ebola patients and keep others away from the wards.
    Trump pushes for more auto tariffs

    Trump pushes for more auto tariffs

    China now imposes a 40 percent tariff on USA automobiles, while the United States has a 27.5 percent tariff on Chinese vehicles. Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are due to meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.
    Beast machine: OnePlus & McLaren to unveil special edition 6T

    Beast machine: OnePlus & McLaren to unveil special edition 6T

    The news follows a teaser from OnePlus , which suggested the company would launch another new handset on December 11. That phone, the 8GB/256GB OnePlus 6T, costs $629, which means the McLaren should be even more expensive.
  • Scientific community outraged at Chinese scientist's gene editing baby claims

    Scientific community outraged at Chinese scientist's gene editing baby claims

    After word first leaked of He's project through news reports, scientists criticized the effort as irresponsible and premature. Lead researcher He Jiankui yesterday addressed an worldwide conference on gene editing taking place in Hong Kong .
    You can now call Santa Claus with Google Assistant

    You can now call Santa Claus with Google Assistant

    Not only is your smart speaker capable of reading all the classics now, also supporting new holiday content from Nickelodeon. was £129This deal is an absolute must-buy if you've been looking to pick up a Google Home smart speaker and AI assistant.
    Step Inside the World of Ariana Grande in 'Dangerous Woman Diaries' Trailer

    Step Inside the World of Ariana Grande in 'Dangerous Woman Diaries' Trailer

    The four-part series is set to launch on Thursday, 29 November on the 'No Tears Left to Cry' singer's YouTube channel . The duo announced plans to tie the knot in June, before breaking it off in October.
  • Canada signs USMCA on sidelines of high-stakes G20 summit

    Canada signs USMCA on sidelines of high-stakes G20 summit

    All three leaders stood at lecturns adorned with the United States presidential seal, with Trump taking the middle position. But Trump has argued again this month that those tariffs have fuelled a comeback by the USA steel and aluminum industries.
    CDC: Opioid crisis leads to decline in average life expectancy

    CDC: Opioid crisis leads to decline in average life expectancy

    The CDC's analysis noted that suicide rates have risen most percentage-wise in rural areas and among women across all age groups. Further, suicide is now the second leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 10 and 34, according to the report.
    Mobile Launches Mobile Banking Service in the US

    Mobile Launches Mobile Banking Service in the US

    T-Mobile has always tried to separate itself from the other three major carriers with its interesting business decisions. That means no: overdraft fee, account fee, maintenance fee, minimum balance fee and even ATM fees at Allpoint ATMs.


Most liked

Samsung Supplier Officials, Employees Charged For Leaking OLED Tech To Chinese Rivals
One of next year's most heated battles in the mobile world will be the one between the different foldable smartphones. Samsung Display also said it would keep a close eye on the upcoming trial.

President Trump meets with the leader of Argentina during G20 summit
At the press conference, Trump had trouble understanding the English interpreter as the Argentine leader was addressing the press. United States stocks closed slightly higher on Friday on market hopes that a compromise could be reached by the two leaders.

Dubai Sevens: Blitzboks knocked out by England in quaterfinal
England continued their momentum by edging past US 14-12 and clinched a hat-trick of victories with a 38-0 triumph over China. Nothing is too serious, it is about going out there and having fun, because we are only playing rugby at the end of the day".

British MP becomes first to reveal to parliament that he has HIV
Together, we can tackle the stigma surrounding HIV and give the young people carrying it the childhood they deserve. The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said in a statement: "Lloyd has shown enormous courage today".

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it
Because of the high stakes at play in Katowice , many seasoned negotiators are calling the conference " Paris 2.0". The assessment comes a few days before a United Nations climate conference starts in Poland from December 2-14.

Scottish council leaders give backing to Brexit People’s Vote
May's comments came after lawmakers proposed an amendment that could stop Brexit if Parliament rejected her agreement. The deal has been criticised by both eurosceptics and europhiles among her own Conservative Party lawmakers.

George HW Bush dies at 94
Mr Bush was the longest-lived president in USA history with no other president having lived as long. He lost his bid for re-election to Bill Clinton in a campaign in which businessman H.

Chelsea To Be Shafted By FIFA's New Loan Rules
Chelsea have been known to loan out a mixture of senior and youth team players rather than selling permanently. The Times goes on to explain why the loan system has been so profitable for Chelsea.

Senate advances legislation to end US support for Saudi war in Yemen
The Canadian minister said the G20 meeting will offer Canada and allies an opportunity to discuss further steps on Saudi Arabia. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called Haspel's absence "a cover-up".

US Migrant Caravan: Tijuana officials brace more incoming migrants
One of the two still unidentified males was previously deported from the US and could face federal charges for illegal re-entry. Officials say one Border Patrol agent was hospitalized after multiple agents were assaulted by illegal immigrants near Tucson.

Alaska tsunami poses no threat to OR , officials say
Residents of Anchorage, the largest city in the state, posted pictures and videos to Twitter of damage to their homes and shops. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was expected, and there was no threat to Hawaii.

Court records show former Dallas officer indicted on murder charge
We recognize and understand the national discord regarding the relationship between law enforcement and the communities we serve. Guyger has since been fired from the department and Jean's family has filed a lawsuit against Guyger and the city of Dallas .

Kid Rock kicked out of Nashville Christmas parade after comments
Fox's Steve Doocy was interviewing Rock when the singer began discussing how politically divided the country is now . Regardless, the crowd appeared to love what Kid Rock said, cheering him on from the audience.

Anthem Closed Alpha Sign-Ups Begin; Test Starts Very Soon
What do you think about this announcement? I have detailed instructions for you on how to sign up for the tests below . You will need to sign in with your EA account or make one if you don't have one.

Qualcomm Launches $100 Million Investment Fund For AI
With the AI Fund and research division, Qualcomm is looking to expand AI into new industries, services and applications. The AI Fund will continue to invest in those that share Qualcomm's vision of making on-device AI ubiquitous.