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washington4 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I block calls on iphone?

  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)

    No way to block calls on any cell phone. Contact your carrier to see if they offer call blocking. Some do, some don't. Thats the only way to block calls.

  • Level 8 (41,760 points)

    You cannot block calls yourself, the carrier has to do the block for you.

  • Posaune Guy Level 1 (70 points)

    My workaround is this:


    1) Create a silent ringtone.

    2) Add the numbers you want to block to your contacts and assign the silent ringtone and no vibration.


    When someone calls from that number, your phone will not ring or vibrate.

  • hexonxonx Level 4 (2,455 points)

    Just to show the OP, there are phones out there that can block a number from calling you, the iPhone isn't one of them. This is on a cheap phone I bought at Walmart a few months ago.



  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)

    You do realize that the calls are not actually being blocked, correct? They still come to the phone, just being intercepted by the app, but are not actually blocked. You can do the same thing with a silent ringtone and a contact entry.

  • hexonxonx Level 4 (2,455 points)

    The point is that they can still be blocked by pressing one button and they go to one list for easy viewing.

  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)

    hexonxonx wrote:

    The point is that they can still be blocked by pressing one button


    No, I guess you still don't get it...if the call comes to your phone, and it does, guess what? It has not been blocked. Why? Because as stated, only a carrier can block calls.

  • Level 8 (41,760 points)

    wj is right on this, it doesn't matter whether you press one button or two or three, you, the user, cannot block calls.  They still come through, and if you have call waiting you will get the interrupt signal if you are on a call.  Only the cell provider has the power to actually block a call.

  • Emptyheaded Level 1 (0 points)

    I block calls on samsung and blocked one of my own numbers when I called the blocked phone it didn't ring it just beeped twice and went dead who cares if it isn't true call blocking it works and when I looked on the samsung with call blocker it didn't show number ntrol&hl=en this one app read the reviews it is a cool app

  • Rudegar Level 7 (25,515 points)

    ok we all agree that one can't block phone calls but one can get apps which act like the calls are blocked

    same deal with android or windows phones

    same thing with spam filters on computers and phones really

  • Emptyheaded Level 1 (0 points)

    And that is all I wanted on iPhone now I have to walk around with this samsung s4 which is nice it ain't exactly small and it takes to much room up in my pocket with the case on it it's like having a laptop shoved in there lol

  • jarielsan Level 1 (0 points)

    Why is it that after paying so much money for a mobile phone is not possible to choose to block those callers that annoy us everyday.

    If a child is being bullied at school they should be able to block the bullies instantly with any phone, but not with an IPhone.

    If on the next upgrade of os is still not possible to block pestering callers I will switch to android OS.

  • Level 8 (41,760 points)

    At least in the US you cannot block calls on any cell phone or anyother phone.  Only the telephone company can block the phone call.  Some phones come with the ability to have a specific number or identifier entered that results in local "blocking" that is in reality only using a null ringtone.  There is not a true block of the call, it still is transmitted through the carrier's switch gear.

  • jarielsan Level 1 (0 points)

    You and I may call it "blocking a call"

    What I want is the option to disconnect, block, hung up, name it whatever you want - in your great USA-  calls from people, telemarketers or whomever I do not  want to, wish to, hope to, talk or be texted by.


    Potato, potato


    Give me the option of blocking calls without having to jailbreak my iphone.


    Thank You

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