Anybody residing in the U.S. who owns a Pixel phone can avoid being disturbed and automatically screen calls in English (per Google). Manual screening, on the other hand, works through Google Assistant and is acessible not only on Pixel phones but also certain Android phone models whose users are located in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S., provided that their device has a SIM card that has the call-screen capability.
What happens when a call is screened on your Google Pixel phone? The “Call Screen” setting is part of the Android device’s built-in filtering system that takes care of questionable texts or calls that come from unsaved numbers. People who are listed in your device’s address book are considered contacts you know and expect to hear from, so their calls won’t be diverted.
Of course, there are times when certain calls of unknown origin will slip through the cracks . Your smartphone may fail to detect a reason to divert a spam or robocall and erroneously let it through. However, the chances of that happening are significantly minimized when you enable call screening, which you can control manually or rig to trigger automatically on your device.