iOS #1 wish

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by 1rottenapple, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    You know like many living in the USA, we get at least 5-7 telemarket spam phones calls. On a bad day it’s worst, up to ten. I’ve tried apps such as hiya but there’s always at least 5 or so that get through. That’s the minimum. It’s either the IRS is coming to arrest me for the 1000th time this year, a Chinese person talking, nonsense phone calls selling me solar, or how I can save this or that. I’m surprised viagra scammers aren’t calling me!!!

    I just want a way for phone calls to not interrupt my music, or video, or book, or game I’m viewing on my phone. Can’t the phone alert appear as a banner? I’m looking at my phone already I can’t miss it, why disrupt my music for none sense phone calls. The worst part, again, it happens constantly. Every day. Let me choose to interrupt what I’m doing looking at my phone, not have the spam phone call invade my full screen, stopping everything.

    Like if you agree!
  2. Dyn-tec macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Your wish is granted. Going forward, turn on “do not disturb.”
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

    Jul 1, 2014
    Wish granted #2: iOS 13 has an option to only ring calls from numbers in Contacts, Messages, Mail.
  4. craigio85 macrumors 6502


    Jun 27, 2017
    United Kingdom
    That answers the issue for spam calls, but Do Not Disturb sends calls straight to voicemail. If a message isn’t left you won’t know you missed a call. If you decline a call when DND isn’t on, there isn’t a missed alert to remind you to call back either.

    The ideal behaviour for me is stop incoming calls from completely flooding your screen and allow them to ring off without disrupting what you happen to be doing. This way you know there was a call and you’ll have the missed alert to remind you to call back.

    In 2019, we shouldn’t still be in a position where you need to remember to manually turn your phone to Do Not Disturb mode just because you’re recording a video and don’t want incoming FaceTime calls abruptly terminating it. This has never been an issue on Android.
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Your request has been available via jailbreak since at least iOS 7.


    Blocking Spam calls has been available since before iOS 6.


    I've been using all this stuff people keep asking for (including Dark Mode) since late 2011.
  6. pixel_junkie macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2015
    If you're on Tmobile, they offer a spam blocking service for $5/mo. Doesn't eliminate all of them but I would estimate 80-90% are gone.
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two

    I use Spam Block and one of their other services. They've been $0 since launch. Is this some new improved service?
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    AT&T Call Protect is free.

    I can see iOS 13 stopping "unknown" (blocked) numbers.

    I do not see it stopping calls where the telemarketer is spoofing a number. Only the telecom people can do that. The majority of my calls show a spoofed number and even Call Protect has trouble with these.
  9. pixel_junkie macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2015

    There's free and premium (ads a bunch of options through the app). I don't know if it it's worth the $5 vs the free option but it cut my spam calls drastically so I use it happily
  10. seezar macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2018
    It might be worth checking with them if they are charging you to see if there is a difference, might save you $5.

    Scam Block
    Allows you to block all likely scammers before they reach you. Now included at no extra cost.

    Edit: Actually it looks like if you subscribe to Name ID you get some extra "nuisance call" blocking that will send those type of calls right to voicemail, telemarketing, politcal, etc. That's interesting, didn't know about that.
  11. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    If you’re in the US, sign up for Google Voice and use that number for any 3rd party that require a phone number. Google will sort it out and you can label those calls as spam, just like email.
  12. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    Have that already. They find your number man regardless.

    Anyway, I wished the incoming call screen didn’t have to take up the phone screen and interrupt everything is all I request. It would be awesome but I guess when the moon rises in south that will happen.
  13. sgtaylor5 macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2017
    Cheney, WA, USA
  14. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013

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