Which is the Best IOS 10 block caller app??

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Math889, May 20, 2017.

  1. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    Hey everyone, I need to know which is the best blocking caller app on iOS 10 . A strange number is callling my IPhone since the beginning of this week .
     
  2. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

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    For free if you have AT&T I'd say their call protect app does a decent job of detecting calls. The downside of it is it isn't integrated into I think it's call kit. Which means you don't have the option to display on the call screen if it is a spam call. The only options are to block calls it thinks are spam, or checking the number with the app after a call.

    If you don't mind a monthly fee the best app I've tried is Nomorobo. You can either have it display on the call screen if it is a spam call, or have it block the call. Also unlike some of the free ones it doesn't ask for access to your contacts.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    There's Hiya, TrueCaller, Synce.ME, and other free ones that work or don't work to varying degrees. I personally haven't had much success with them.

    Most who have paid for Nomorobo seem to be pleased.
     
  4. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    If it's only one strange phone number you can just block that number manually.
     
  5. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    I carry both ATTWS (personal) and VZW (work) iPhones. The ATTWS Call Protect app works fairly well, it ties into a database for fraud number blocks and spam warnings but numbers you block are blocked for only 30 days.

    VZW provides a portal section for free 90-day blocking and other paid services - https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/block-numbers - I use the paid service, and it works on all of the handsets in my plan.
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    The Verizon service is almost useless though, as the free service can only block 5 numbers for 90 days, and (almost worse) the paid service only blocks 20, though there isn't a time limit and "unknown" numbers can be blocked.
     
  7. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    I don't find it too useless, mainly for the blocking restricted/unavailable/private numbers - for work, the number of calls I get from vendors each week can get annoying. The tactic used too often against a block is to *67 their calls, or call one of my managers - a few dozen of those in a week, preventing *67 calls to my phones smooths out my work week. Cheers!
     
  8. chscag macrumors 68000

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    For T-Mobile users... they have implemented a new call blocking system you can activate right from your iPhone:

    #664# = Enable Scam ID
    #662# = Enable Scam Block
    #632# = Disable Scam Block
    #787# = Check Scam Block Enable Status

    With regard to the free "Hiya" app, I found it to be effective, however, it consumes your battery like a thirsty Camel in the Sahara. It only lasted one week before I removed it. My battery usage went back to normal.
     
  9. kamranmamedi macrumors member

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    Hi Math,

    Kamran here working at Truecaller.

    You can block calls with Truecaller, simply add it in 'My Block list' within the 'Spam' tab.
    It's an free app and the beauty with it is that the spam list is community-based from over 250 million users and is being updated on daily bases. As it's an global app we'll probably identify numbers from all continents. You should try it out. Ping me if you have any questions or concerns.

    Have a nice day!
    Kamran Mamedi

    "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/truecaller-spam-identification-block/id448142450?mt=8"
     
  10. Andrew.s macrumors regular

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    You can block directly from within the Phone app itself. I haven't had the need to download a third party app to do this as the built in feature works well enough it seems.
     
  11. kamranmamedi macrumors member

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    Andrew,

    That is indeed true. But the back-draw with that is that you need to save all the numbers you wish to block in your contact list and it's not sustainable in the long run, that is not needed with Truecaller though. In addition to this, it's always good to be protected from scammers as well in this day of time. They're increasing drastically unfortunately.

    Have a nice day,
    Kamran
     
  12. chscag macrumors 68000

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    @Kamran:

    Does "Truecaller" consume the battery like other call blocking apps do?
     
  13. kamranmamedi macrumors member

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    Hey,

    No, not at all. It's not noticeable.

    Best,
    Kamran
     
  14. Julien, May 22, 2017
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    Julien macrumors G3

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    Not so, at least in the US. All you have to do is scroll down to Block This Caller and select. Here is an unknown number that I'm about to block.


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  16. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Actually... It is! I received a call last week and it displayed "Telemarketer" instead of the phone number. I declined the call and opened the call protect app, and it had detected the caller as a Telemarketer. The call still went through because the app wasn't 100% sure, but the Call Protect app does seem to have some integration with the rest of the phone.
     
  17. kathryne_B macrumors regular

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    The blocking feature on the iphone iOS 10 isn't worth a crap. All spammers do is get a hold of another number and call you again and again. My block list is at a horrendous length now and I'm just waiting for when I get a message telling me that I'm out of room.
     

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