Block calls and texts on iPhone??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bigpoppamac31, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    Is there any such way to do it? Why is this feature not offered to the end user instead of at the service provider level? I'm still on iOS 5 on the iPhone 4S.
  2. macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    There is no way to do this in iDevices. You would have to switch to a non-Apple device.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    Just turn off your phone until you get a call that you want to answer.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    Turn on Do Not Disturb mode and add all the contacts you DO want to get through to your favourites?

    If its a nuisance caller/psycho Ex, just ask them not to call/text otherwise its harassment

    Or, get an android phone, it's easy to block callers on android.
  5. Guest


    Aug 5, 2012
  6. macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    I know so many girls who have their phones jailbroken just for this feature.

    It's amazing that it's not been implemented yet...

    But yes, I'm afraid it can't be done without jailbreaking.
  7. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    It has been, it's called do not disturb. Is it as good as iBlacklist? Of course not but it does keep unwanted calls coming through for the most part. (Unless you have it unlocked.
  8. macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Errm, what?

    If someone has a stalker and wants to stop getting calls from them, do not disturb is really of absolutely no use.
  9. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    Ummmmm yeah. IF you have DND on and that persons number isn't in your favorites it won't ring.... how will this NOT be of use?
  10. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    As far as I'm concerned DND was not intended to be used like this. It can and it is, but it is not what I believe the feature was for in the first place.

    I would not want to have to list all contacts I care to receive call from. Instead, I list 3 contacts total that can get past my DND. I use DND at night and in the event there is an emergency, there are people who can get a hold of me. The rest of the people who are my contacts will have to wait or figure out that they have to call twice to get in touch with me.

    Aside from that, there are people who call me that aren't in my contacts. Whether it be job prospects or my current company. I wouldn't want them to get my voice mail every time just because I don't have them on my exception list.

    As far as Verizon goes, you can call them and get the number blacklisted, I have. Though it is not specific to the iPhone, it is possible with your carrier.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    If you have a stalker, call your carrier/network.

    If you give your number out to all and sundry and some of those individuals turn out to be *******s, think about changing your behaviour.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008

    I might be wrong but I understood that if you use DND but mark your friends as favourites they will be able to call you but can not text you.

    I use an app called DND Whitelist which easilly allows you to pick who you want to be able to ring you and those people can text you too. You don't need to jailbreak your phone for this app as its available from the Apple app store.

    I get a lot of calls from agencies offering work and when I don't need work I just apply this app to be on all the time.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Aug 9, 2008
    Port your existing number to Google Voice, then get a new unknown to anyone but you number that you forward GV to. GV has it's own Do Not Disturb feature if you want to completely block things from time to time. And you can also block individual numbers as "spam" and the caller will get a "this number is not in service recording".
  14. macrumors 65816


  15. macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
  16. macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    Because Apple's DND is a half ass implementation that doesn't work. If your screen is on, nothing gets blocked.
  17. macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2012
    I believe that TrueCaller will do what you are looking for?

    It's too bad though that you can't use it to let you do an automatic search on who's calling like you can do on the Android app, so that you can see who's calling even though they are not in your contacts. But I hope that Apple make this possible in the future.
  18. hgrimberg, Dec 18, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012

    macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2012
    On android there are many whitelist / blacklist apps, most of them dont work. In ios, you have to call the person and tell them not to call you.
  19. macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    You could if you jailbreak.

  20. macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    This is one major feature that iOS is lacking that I kind of miss from Android. Only way to get it is by jailbreaking and no Do Not Disturb does NOT serve the same purpose.
  21. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    Then don't answer it! Problem solved!

    Yes it's not as good as an iBlacklist but ffs, it does exactly what it's mean to do.
  22. macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    No it doesn't. Apple's DND is a poor rip off of the call blockers from Android and doesn't work when needed. And I think the point of this thread is lost on you.
  23. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    That's one of the big reasons I use Google Voice. Unwanted callers get the "number not in service" message when they call me. There's also the option to send the caller directly to voicemail and delete the voicemail all without my knowledge of the call.
  24. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Or the police.
  25. macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Did you read that carefully before you pressed the <Submit Reply> button? :D

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