Blocked Contact on iPhone

1984world

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Hello,

Strange problem. I have one contact that is on my iphone 4s that for whatever reason, when she sends me a text, my phone neither vibrates or makes noise when I get it. All other contacts work fine, just this one contact doesn't get through.

Any ideas where I should look to change this? I sync all my contacts through my gmail (exchange) and never had a problem with other phones.

Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
 

1984world

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I thought of that too. Totally erased it in my gmail. Then recreated from scratch (after restarting my computer and respringing my iphone). Same problem came back. Kind of stumped on this one.
 

lelisa13p

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Could it be that the block is on the other end, from the owner of that phone number, and not your phone's fault? I don't logically know why, but at this point it's anyone's guess.
 

MrMacMack

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I thought of that too. Totally erased it in my gmail. Then recreated from scratch (after restarting my computer and respringing my iphone). Same problem came back. Kind of stumped on this one.
What do you mean you erased it in your gmail?
 

lelisa13p

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Agreed. I'd have mentioned it earlier but it seemed like the first, most obvious item to have already been done before posting for help. I assumed that had been taken care of. Maybe not?
 

1984world

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I contacted the person andthey said that they had not blocked me.

I deleted from gmail, my phone, respring, reboot, then readded-and still the block. Kind of stumped.
 

1984world

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You're not answering my question.

Sorry, I believed I did. Yes, I deleted it from my native contacts (my phone) along with in my gmail. Did the respring, reboot, etc. Even restarted my computer after deleting from my gmail (useless, but figured why not) and then readded the contact to gmail, did a sync and contact was back-but still blocked.
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Sorry, I believed I did. Yes, I deleted it from my native contacts (my phone) along with in my gmail. Did the respring, reboot, etc. Even restarted my computer after deleting from my gmail (useless, but figured why not) and then readded the contact to gmail, did a sync and contact was back-but still blocked.
That's the thing.
Don't put it in gmail and sync it on the phone.
Just create it manually on the phone itself.
Spell the name of the contact a little different to see if that makes a difference.
 

MrMacMack

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Oct 24, 2012
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That's the thing.
Don't put it in gmail and sync it on the phone.
Just create it manually on the phone itself.
Spell the name of the contact a little different to see if that makes a difference.
I don't see why this wouldn't work. If it doesn't then I honestly wouldn't know what to suggest next. Unless deliberately imputing the wrong email address and then afterward changing it back?
 

1984world

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Aug 26, 2008
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That's the thing.
Don't put it in gmail and sync it on the phone.
Just create it manually on the phone itself.
Spell the name of the contact a little different to see if that makes a difference.
I'll have to try this. Only problem is, I also send this person emails from my computer so like to have them in my gmail contacts. But that is a good suggestion which I will try.

BTW. I checked all my iblacklist and ringerxvp settings and nothing blocking the number here. I also assumed by totally deleting the contact and then adding a new one (same info though) it would be as if no. Interesting, the phone doesn't recognize the custom tones i had set for the contact, but automatically resets to the default ones. Not that that matters, but it remembers to block the contact somehow, but doesn't remember the custom tones I had set for it.
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Weird situation for sure.
Just gotta try different approaches to see if it makes a difference. Maybe naming it different like spelled another way or something like that.
Manually entering it to see if its an issue with syncing it with gmail etc..
 

1984world

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So I removed the contact from gmail and made a native contact on my iphone. Different name. Obviously the number is the same. It instantly put the little bell with a line through it in a text, effectively blocking notifications from the contact. So it must be number or (my?) phone specific to keep doing this. Still stumped.

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