Call blocking in iOS 11?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by xero9, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. xero9 macrumors 6502a

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    Can a dev check to see if call blocking has been enhanced in iOS 11? I'm interested in blocking entire area codes and also numbers that don't have any caller id.

    Thanks!
     
  2. iphonehype macrumors 6502

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  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    How does that work?
     
  5. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    Works only for call already received or made as with the spam I get - from recent press the i at the far right page down on next screen and should be block this caller. I know people would like to block before the first time call but this the only way I know is call the number hang up before call made and then do the thing from recent.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I have an unknown caller all on my recents list but if I go into its details there's no block option or any option really at all since there's no phone number or other information available for it (aside form the time of the call and duration basically).
     
  7. Fox8J macrumors newbie

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    Making Android more & more appealing. Spam, Telemarketers, et. al. calling from my area code and exchange (9999 possibilities) are driving me crazy. Thought for sure iOS 11 would have allowed it.
     
  8. babelsquirrel macrumors newbie

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    FWIW, Wideprotect allows blocking ranges of numbers, e.g. all numbers beginning with 206-555
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    iOS 11 does allow phone blocking through an extension. You just need to find the extension that works best for you. I personally use Robofence (was free for a day so I downloaded it). unwanted calls go directly to your recent calls without your phone ringing.

    It also doesn't hurt to have your mobile number registered on the national do not call list.

    https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/list-number-national-do-not-call-registry
     
  10. jagooch macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying the method where you turn on do not disturb all the time, but allows calls from people in your contacts or people who call you several times in a row.

    Another trick is if you want to sent the call to voice mail, double tap the power/lock button on the side of the phone . It sends the caller straight to voice mail without the annoying reminder to call them back later that the onscreen button has.
     
  11. Armen, Jul 10, 2018
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    Armen macrumors 604

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    But DND blocks notifications?
     
  12. webbga macrumors member

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    There is a free app in the App Store called Hiya. I can block my area code and the first three digits of my number. If there isa number with this combination you want to exempt you can enter it. This has cut down my junk calls 90%! Give it a try.
     
  13. Fox8J, Aug 1, 2018
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    Fox8J macrumors newbie

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    I've been using Hiya for the past 9 months with mixed success. I just stumbled upon WideProtect, (available from the App Store) that enables wildcard blocking. I've only been using it for 4 days so the long term will tell. Has great reviews even though it is relatively new app. I've been able to block an area code and the first digit of a prefix. If a number in that area code/prefix combo is in my contacts, the text or call will come through.
     

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