Help me make my boss less annoying...texting wise...

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Brows, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Brows macrumors member

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    ok heres the deal ... I'd like to limit how annoying my boss is lol. Is there a way to block a person from texting you but not calling? I'd like for him to only be able to call me not text me. is that possible? I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 8. I don't mind him calling my cell, i have the option to ignore ;) I can't ignore the texts as such.

    any info?;)
     
  2. eddyecb macrumors regular

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    You can block the contact, but you wont receive phone calls either from them and you can turn on 'do not disturb' for that contact, the notifications will still show on the lockscreen, but wont make a noise!
     
  3. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    Just tell your boss to respect your personal space.

    Do you work in Hollywood?
     
  4. Brows thread starter macrumors member

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    yah ... he doesn't seem the type for a simple request to stop something ... so theres no way to block only texts from someone?
     
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    If they are iMessages you can now "mute" the conversation on iOS8.
     
  6. Brows thread starter macrumors member

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    does that work if he isn't running iOS 8? i have it but if he doesn't will i still be able to?
     
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    Not sure.
     
  8. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    Technically, no. If you block it, it'll block calls as well.
    Like others have stated, do not disturb on iOS 8 can work, but the notifications will still come through.

    I have a steadfast silent rule (I work in film/tv, where people want what they want and they want it NOW) that when I'm home or on the weekend, I don't jump to answer any calls, texts, or emails. I'm home. It's my time. I'll get to it if I get to it.
    If it bothers you, then don't keep me on. If you want me at your beck and call 24/7, you better pay more than enough to compensate me for that.
     
  9. Brows thread starter macrumors member

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    Maybe theres an app that will handle this function? Anyone know of an app ?
     
  10. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    I'm missing something. You say you can ignore his calls, but not his texts. Why not? Turn off "read receipts" and he won't know if/when you received the text and you can respond on your schedule. No different than screening his calls.
     
  11. adamtarrence macrumors newbie

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    The iMessage mute function should sork regardless of you boss' iOS version. That's what I would recommend if he is in fact sending iMessages.
     
  12. Brows thread starter macrumors member

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    yes I agree but part of the problem is I live close to the boarder and If i head across out of the country and he texts i get dinged on my phone bill ... if i don't answer a phone call thats one thing i don't pay for it. if i just turn off the read notification ill still get charged for his texts. was thinking that if i could block them i wouldn't get billed or annoyed lol.

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    I was kinda thinking that if i could show him that his texts aren't coming though to my phone but only call were and play dumb from then on he wouldn't text me ...
     
  13. Cryates macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't matter if it's an iMessage thread or SMS, you can turn DND on for just your boss.
     
  14. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    I'm your boss. Can't believe you're saying this about me. I though we was friends. Can't believe you went on the interwebs and told everyone I'm an ass. You're fired!.
     
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    tell your boss to not contact you on your personal phone. if you have to, make up a dumb excuse like "i decided to get rid of my iPhone because it was cutting into family time so i no longer wish to own a cell phone." idk. i'd make up something like that. If your boss texts you on your personal phone, thats not right. i'd say if they need to get ahold of you, they need to provide a phone to you for work calls. I would not give my boss my personal number when asked because i don't want things like this happening.
     
  16. julesgold macrumors regular

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    Just be honest and tell him the truth... What is so complicated about that? Or download Whatsapp and tell him to please contact you trough Whatsapp, it's a great message app and you can hide your "last seen online".
     
  17. Brows thread starter macrumors member

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    but will this stop calls as well? I'd rather they come through.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    No that's only for messages, a new feature in iOS 8.
     
  19. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    add ur boss as a contact, set the text message vibration & tone to none, while leaving ringtone & it's vibration to whatever u want. his text will still come in but be completely silent & easily ignorable (& help battery life, no sound to trigger & especially vibration)
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So even if you block just texting on your phone that won't stop from your carrier still getting them and you getting charged for them. If you want to block texting from that particular number you might want to get in touch with your carrier and see what they can do about it.
     
  21. Mackabadi macrumors member

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    The new text DND feature would be ideal for this but it's so highly ineffective the way apple set it up. If I DND a thread I don't want to get any alerts from that thread period, whether my phone is locked or not. Instead the way apple have it setup you still get silent popups, etc. That's a half-ass job
     

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