The iOS 10 Call Blocking & Identification Apps Thread

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  1. hank moody, Sep 15, 2016
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    hank moody macrumors 6502a

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    Hello

    One year ago, Apple indroduced Content Blocking apps in iOS.
    This year we have Call Blocking apps supported in iOS10. Thank you Apple.


    Let's share the best apps to do it.
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Have any been released yet? I've applied to the Hiya 3.0 beta and Im waiting to be added to TestFlight.
     
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    very interested in this. that DNC national list is a joke and i seem to get MORE calls since i put my number on there years ago. i can't get that lady to stop calling, the one that says "consider this your final notice".:mad:
     
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    Who Called and CallBlock are the only 2 that I am aware of thus far.

    Who Called has about 16,000 phone numbers in its database.
    CallBlock claims to have over 2,000,000 numbers in its database within several dozen countries
     
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    how did you join the beta? Looked on their site, no information there

    Thanks.
     
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    They sent me an email. I was already using the app.
     
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    What's so special in these apps? iOS already allows you to block numbers.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They can lookup information on numbers as the calls come in and block known spammers before the call makes it to you (and you decide to manually and individually block that number). There might potentially be something there to deal with calls that don't show their number.
     
  12. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    This is the email that I got for the new Hiya, outlining its new features:

    Most of this is new, thanks to Apple's API. Previously, the app was limited to the manual caller ID/marking certain calls as Spam (and they would still come through, just marked with a slash.)

    Really stoked for the auto-blocking!
     
  13. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    i have about 70 blocked numbers so far. they still call every day from a different number. sometimes it even shows a local area code. One time the phone number they called from was 1 number off of my phone number. i answered thinking it was someone but nope, same telemarketer call.
     
  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Hiya 3.0 just came out. I've enabled its block filters and allowed it to block calls in Settings. I'll see how it fares.
     
  15. Gmouse macrumors regular

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    I'm interested in this, too, I have one set of SPAM callers that are from "US Pharmacy" and want me to reorder my Cialis prescription (I never had one), and they call with numbers from all over the States. The other calls I get, nobody answers. And then lately I got some calls saying they were from Russia and Germany--I didn't pick up on those, as I think I read somewhere that if you even answer, they have some way to make money off of you... Sure wish we could get these guys prosecuted!
     
  16. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    I like the guy from the middle east who says i have a virus on my "windows" computer. I toyed with him for a while and asking how did he know i have a windows computer, i told him all i have a macs. he didn't seem to know what i was talking about and proceeding to go through the steps on removing the virus. had him on the phone for a few minutes, it was pretty funny. oh, and his name was "greg"...yeah sure.
     
  17. markb1 macrumors newbie

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    I love the ones that say they are "calling from Windows".
     
  18. mthomas184 macrumors 6502

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    Wait. You mean the ones calling from Windows are fake!? Dammit! I got duped! :D
     
  19. Steeley macrumors regular

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    Hiya is saying there's some issues with CallKit that Apple need to fix, which for now means your personal block list might not work. Looks like a promising app though. TBH I didn't even know this was a thing in iOS 10 until I saw this thread!
     
  20. mthomas184 macrumors 6502

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    I've also been having issues with their widget since the update. It acts like it's gonna search the number then goes blank but if you open the app the search is there so it's working.
     
  21. madmak macrumors member

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    I think it happens for numbers you have already searched in Hiya.
     
  22. Ballis macrumors 6502a

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    Hiya seems like a great app but their lookup support is very regionally dependant. Its ability to look up anything where I live is pretty limited. Its successfully ID'ed 3 out of 20 calls so far.

    Im gonna keep using it to block international spam calls but I hope local lookup is improved vastly.
     
  23. DblHelix macrumors 6502

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    Nomorobo is also working on an app. I signed up for the beta. It is $5/month though so better be worth it
     
  24. l3uddz macrumors 6502

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    Truecaller not on iOS yet? Works well on android.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's there, just the update that uses the new iOS 10 CallKit isn't out yet.
     

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