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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  3. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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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 Westmere

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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
     

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