Block incoming call / sms

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by steffna, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. steffna macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2011
    Is there any way to block incoming calls / sms from a specific number on iphone4?
    A good fiend of mine is getting calls/ sms from a stalker and is desperate for a solution which does not require her to change her phone number or jailbreak her iphone.
    Grateful for your help.
  2. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    Nope. att offers a feature where they can block numbers it does cost around $5/m
  3. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    It is not psosible from the phone. Your provider may offer this feature. AT&T will do it for $5 a month.
  4. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    And if it is an actual stalking/menacing situation, you should definitely contact the police.
  5. loskickking23 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2008
    I use iblacklist from great! But none if ur not jailbroken..... One of the only reasons I jb my phone..:D
  6. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
    Verizon service does it for free and it works very well...but it only stays blocked for a while.

    I'm all in for calling the police.
  7. azmacguy macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    If your friend has Verizon she can log into her VRZ account and block them there. As stated, the block number is only good for a period of time...90 days I believe. Once the 90 days is up she'd have to go back into her account and relist them as blocked calls, this would buy her another 90 days.

  8. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    I would contact the police promptly, this appears to be a serious issue
  9. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    I don't think there's any easy way to do it without jailbreaking (iBlacklist was mentioned) that won't cost you money or involve changing your number. But for future incidents, what I do now is give out my Google Voice number then later give me real number to people. With GV you can block numbers.
  10. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    Jailbreak then get iBlacklist

    or just ignore, they'll stop
  11. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    What I've done is use a "silent" ringtone. So if telemarketers, idiots, etc. call in I merely add their number to the "Do not answer" contact that has the silent ringtone. I'll hear their call once, but then never again.

    Not sure how to block sms messages tho.
  12. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    I believe iOS 5 may have a solution for this...
  13. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    You can on Android, and from the phone..haha. It wont ring and dont know what the other end hears , but all it does is show up as a missed call on the phone. There is a blacklist option on SMS but ive never used it.
  14. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2010
    #14 I couldn't find it
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    That really helps the OP you know:rolleyes:
  16. zOdeac macrumors member

    May 15, 2011
    If any APPLE developers at Apple read this please allow this option in iOS. if you added this i would not really care to Jailbreak!

    At this point i only Jailbreak for iblacklist. I did at one point do it for the unlock but now i have an factory unlocked phone the only thing i care for is iblacklist!
  17. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    Well i have a Galaxy S (Vibrant). I go to call logs,tap the number i want to block, tap menu and then "add to reject list"

    Im sure it will help someone though ;). Maybe they have two phones. Seems many do for some reason.
  18. loskickking23 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2008
    With iblacklist you can block numbers that aren't in your phonebook,blocked numbers, text messages, and you can pick as many people to block in your phonebook as you want.... You can also pick diffrent actions the blocked callers will hear when they call you... Busy signal, voicemail and a few more... And it's for as long as you want or you can do it for 1 can also go into the app and see how many times the fool tried to call... Lol... I love it
  19. jas1973 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2010
    best solution for this is to not block the number, but to contact the authorities, plain and simple,
  20. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    If there is legal issues behind it in my opinion the carrier should do it for free. If its just your mom asking you to pick up her panty hoes at the laundry mat too much or your annoying ex-girlfriend then you should have to pay :D:D:D;) I know on Verizon I can do it for free.
  21. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    could you expand on that? i've seen the option to block numbers on verizon's website when i'm logged into my account but i've never explored it.
  22. gmia macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2010
    Block Unwanted Calls on Iphone 4(At&t)

    At&t offers a program called "SMART LIMITS" which can block up to 30 numbers for $4.99 a month but you have to have the number that is calling you. If the person is calling unknown or blocked you can simply forward the calls to your home number and set your home number(which should be a landline) to not except blocked numbers. Most landlines feature a option that is called simultaneous ring which will make all other unmasked numbers ring on your cell phone while eliminating the harassing calls. Temporary fix until At&t can block private calls directly, which is rumored to happen early 2012. This should help someone.:)
  23. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Probably not relevant to the OP but Google Voice can easily block the calls and even offers the following options:

    1. Send caller straight to voicemail & delete voicemail automatically with no notifications.
    2. Present caller with a number not in service message.

    Not sure about SMS though. Granted, GV has its caveats.

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