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HT3529 Blocking people on iPhone

458 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2014 7:41 PM by Ninj3h RSS
damonbogetti Calculating status...
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Jan 13, 2013 1:33 PM

I am trying to figure out how to block someone from texting and/or calling (preferably texting, at the least) me so that I don't have to be constantly bothered by this particular person's messages. Very annoying. Please help!!!

iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,420 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 1:39 PM (in response to damonbogetti)

    No way to do this on any cell phone. Contact your carrier, as that's the only way to block SMS's or calls...if your carrier offers such. Not all do.

  • Venelina Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2013 3:29 AM (in response to wjosten)

    Not true "no way to do this on any cell phone". I did this on my Nokia with a simple free application and it worked for at least a year. Then I bought the iPhone and the **** started! The problem seems to be only with the iPhone. People using other cell phones can block calls using different applications. There is no such application only for iPhone unless you dont jailbreak it. My carrier also doesn't support the services of blocking calls so i simply have to buy another phone if i dont want to be disturbed.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,420 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 3:32 AM (in response to Venelina)

    You have no idea what you're talking about...none. There is no way to block calls on any cell phone...all these apps do is intercept the call...they don't block anything, because they can't.

  • stevenojobs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 3:39 AM (in response to wjosten)

    That's just the same thing... Intercept or block the call, at the end for the user it's the same thing. Stop playing with words you understand what he said...

     

    And on the iPhone there is no way to do that... You still can use the "do not disturb" feature but i don't think you want to miss every other call...

  • afsawaf Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2013 4:11 AM (in response to stevenojobs)

    I agree that what matters is that the user don't get the same notification from a specific caller, being that blocked through the phone or the carrier makes no big difference.

     

    Frankly I miss those applications, too!!

  • Venelina Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to wjosten)

    Yes, indeed! As the other guys said, blocked or intercepted, whatever the correct technical terminology might be, I simply want to be able to use my phone without being disturbed. The silent ringtone doesn’t help a lot, because the hundreds of incoming calls per day are interrupting reading of e-mails, surfing the internet and the phone starts working slowly as a whole and sometimes kind of blocks. Not mentioning that I must forget about using the “recent calls” list which becomes impossible because I can’t see a number I have dialed 15 minutes ago, because in the meantime the caller has registered 30 missed calls and this has pushed all recent numbers out!

  • Ninj3h Calculating status...
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    Feb 26, 2014 7:41 PM (in response to damonbogetti)

    Actually you don't have to contact your carrier. You go to settings>scroll down and click phone> under calls click block>and add someone to block from your contact list.. You will not recieve calls, face times, or texts from that person. Hope this helped!

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