I am a very strict no weird app user. I have an app for viewing topo maps, Kindle reader, and a WiFi signal strength viewer for watching my home network. All are except maybe the Kindle app benign unless running.
I have reset and disabled many of the Google android apps that drain the battery … specifically any that use location. I’ll try going through that list to see if any might be tied in to call services, but Google hides why they want certain apps running 24/7 … so who knows.
I believe an update goes back and re-enables all the standard Android apps, and I haven’t done a clean up since the last update about a week back. So everything should be back to factory.
But I’ll check. Though if I did kill something that is essential for blocking calls, you’d think I’d be experiencing other call related issues, like no service at all.
Here are the things currently disabled: nothing that would prevent call processing. Unless Google Play services is hooking in somehow and watching each and every call (which according to their pricvacy rules they should not be doing, right?) …