Call blocking on my iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by techiegeek1225, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. techiegeek1225 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2012
    I wanted to block incoming text messages and calls from specific numbers.
    How do I do it?
    I am navigating through my iPhone and I can't seem to find it.
    Thanks in advance!
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
  3. techiegeek1225 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2012
    Really? Another jailbreak thingy? Haha
    Isn't there any app or something that I could download to enable some sorta call and text blocking?
  4. iHelios macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2012
    We won't see any kind of features like this until the fall with the next OS.

    However, Google voice has this feature but you would need to start giving ou your google voice phone number instead of the one provided by your carrier. Hope this helps.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  6. techiegeek1225 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2012
    Looks like subscription with my carrier is the last resort for call and text blocking. Still looking forward to the next OS! Thanks for the responses! :)
  7. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    I'll second the Google Voice recommendation.
    It has full options to block calls/ texts from an individual caller, the ability to set times when you don't want to be bothered, and a bunch of other useful options... the downside being that you have to use a new (their) number which could be a hassle if you have a lot of contacts or are using it for work.
  8. pblakk macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2012
    Possibly the Youmail app. Not sure on the blockage details. Check with your carrier also.
  9. pjarvi macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2006
    Round Lake, IL
    The only work around you can do directly on the iphone is to save all the telemarketer phone number into a contact list, call it something like: "Blocked" and assign that contact list a silent ringtone. It will still let the calls come through but this way you won't hear the phone ringing when they call. It will still vibrate in silent mode though.

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