iPhone Dismiss Incoming Call Screen Without "Declining" Call

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by steiney, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. steiney macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to figure out a way to dismiss the incoming call screen without having to hit the "Decline" button, because the decline button immediately sends the caller to voicemail, and they know you ignored them vs. just being unavailable, however I don't want to have to wait for all four rings to occur before the incoming call screen will go away on it's own.

    I'm aware of CallBar, but it's more than I need and I don't really feel like spending $4.00 just to accomplish a very simple goal.

    I've been searching a bunch but can't come up with anything.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas to accomplish my goal?

    Thanks in advance,

    steiney
     
  2. MSUSwa macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure you can just hit the home button and it won't decline.
     
  3. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I tested that earlier today. The home button does nothing during the incoming call screen, at least as test on iOS 6.1.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Uhm…the sleep button will silence the ringing. So will the volume up button. Phone still rings, but you don't hear it. Standard, non-jailbreak iOS.
     
  5. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, both of those methods will silence the ringer but they don't dismiss the incoming call screen. The only way I know of to do that is to hit the decline button, but that send the caller immediately to voicemail, and then they know they've been ignored.

    I'm looking for a way to dismiss the incoming call screen without sending the caller immediately to voicemail.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    OK, well you wouldn't want Callbar then either. I have Callbar and it does the same thing.

    Maybe iBlacklist? It's got options in the ways to handle calls. Other than that, IDK.
     
  7. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    CallBar all day! I absolutely love CallBar. I hesitated on spending the $4 too but after a while I have in and purchased it. Dismissing calls, receiving calls, and making calls is so much better with CallBar. For me personally, its up there with BiteSMS impact on messaging with QC/QR.

    Outside of CallBar, I don't know of a tweak which will hide the call screen. CallBar is the only tweak that i know of which hides that screen so you can do other things on your phone.
     
  8. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well at least with CallBar it's just a banner size element at the top that doesn't get in the way of what you were doing before the call came in. And I've tried iBlacklist, too, but it's just a free trial. I wasn't aware it changes how non-blocked calls come in.

    Yeah, I'm thinking I might have to give in and buy CallBar too. Thanks!
     
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  10. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unless I'm mistaken, iBlacklist just hides incoming calls and then you can check on the list at your leisure and call people back. I want to know the call is coming in and have the choice to take it or ignore it without it preventing me from doing anything else until the call has stopped ringing. But thanks for the suggestion!
     
  11. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    Then help them get the message and just keep hitting that dismiss button.
     
  12. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    But then they know you're actively looking and using that number and they'll call multiples times a day. If you flat out ignore, they don't call as often.

    CallBar is the only available solution for the OP. or iBlackList to straight up block them. Maybe I should just pony up the money and pay for iBlackList haha
     
  13. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah man.I'm not trying to avoid anyone. I run a business and sometimes I can't take client's call, but instead of having to wait for the phone to stop ringing, I want to be able to continue using my phone during that time. I'm thinking I'll just pony up as well... for CallBar. iBlacklist definitely works for the telemarketers that call all the time, though. And it gives you several options for how to handle the call (answer and hang up, straight to VM, etc.) It's a very nice app.
     
  14. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    iBlacklist is brilliant at dealing with telemarketers and stalkers...not sure how much good it will do against clients that want you to respond on their timetable rather than yours.

    Mine is set up to only whitelist those in my contacts--everything else goes to vmail. You can set this sort of thing up as a profile & schedule it or simply turn it on/off as needed. I suppose you could add individual nuisances to a blacklist that you can toggle separately if you just have a couple people driving you nuts, and that might work for dealing with those pests you can't put off completely, but can't address right this minute. Since my phone number was once associated with a business, I was getting sometimes dozens of telemarketing calls a week. With iBlacklist, I get about 2--the others have apparently figured out that I never answer their calls.

    Worth every penny I paid for it and then some, and until iOS adds this same full functionality, it's worth jailbreaking just for this app.
     
  15. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I grabbed iBlacklist and have definitely been enjoying it. I get all kinds of telemarketer calls from working in real estate, and now they only get through to me once and are blocked all the time after that. Wonderful!

    Now if we could just get a tweak that would allow text messages from your favorites list to ring through when the phone is in "do not disturb" mode. I'm personally baffled that it does not already exist. But I'm certainly not in a position to complain since I can't make it myself.
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Ringer X VIP! :D
     
  17. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks man. I actually picked up that app/tweak last night and maybe I'm an idiot, but I can't figure out how to use it to accomplish the simple goal of allowing texts from my favorites list to ring through. I might need to do some searching tonight for a tutorial, etc. If I had trouble figuring it out, I'm sure someone else has previously and has written about it.
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You actually make the settings inside the Contact app. Choose your contact, scroll down to where it says Ringer X VIP and then press that. Then you'll get the following options.

    Now, if you want it to apply to a group then go to the Groups in your Contacs app and apply the settings there. Note that the Ringer X VIP settings for INDIVIDUAL contacts will override Group settings.

    If you need to make new groups, check out the Groups app in the App store. It will let you make new groups directly on your iPhone without iTunes and assign your contacts to those new groups.
     

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  20. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hot dog!!! Thanks man. I appreciate the tutorial! So just to confirm, the option "ignore mute" refers to ignoring the Do Not Disturb mute function where Do Not Disturb is muting text message alerts?

    I'm going to do some testing tonight when I have some free time to make sure everything works properly, but thanks again for your help.
     
  21. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No problem! Ringer X VIP is a really COOL tweak and I use it a lot. It's eliminated iBlacklist for me because I just assign a number I want to never hear from to a BLOCKED CALLER contact which I have set up to NEVER notify me. In fact that may be a solution for your initial problem. Someone calling in that is set to be ignored by Ringer X VIP will simply hear the rings and then go to VM but you'll never hear the call. I didn't consider this earlier because this tweak is just such a part of my phone now that I'm really not aware it's there much any more except when I have to set it.

    As to "Ignore Mute," yes, that's what it means, ignore (override) DND settings for the group or contact when DND is on. In one of the screenshots you see my DND Whitelist group. I have that group set to ignore my DND settings when I have DND on. Anyone in that group will always get through.
     
  22. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I thought I had everything set up correctly at work today, but I just tried to test it, and it doesn't work. I tried respringing and rebooting.

    I downloaded Groups and made a group called "Favorites". I went to the groups pane in the stock phone app, clicked on the VIP button for the "Favorites" group, and set the options so that messages would ignore mute, specified a volume and set it to always vibrate.

    I tested out the functionality by turning on DND, adding myself to my favorites group in Groups, checking that the RingerX settings for that group were still as stated above. Then I sent myself a text and then locked the phone before the text came back to me, effectively simulating a text message from someone in the Favorites group. But unfortunately, I still didn't get any type of notifications.

    I'm not sure what I could be doing wrong.
     
  23. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    We've discussed three tweaks in this thread. The only one I do not currently have installed is iBlacklist. Try uninstalling iBlacklist and see what happens. Now that you have asked that question that may be be why I uninstalled it myself. Been awhile.
     

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