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ovelez25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how can i block unknown callers


iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.4
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (46,390 points)

    Either update to iOS 7 or contact your carrier and find out what options they offer.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (28,820 points)

    Update your iPhone to the current iOS (iOS 7).

     

    Then you can do Settings > Phone > Blocked and add the numbers.

  • whirled peas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't think the last responder read the question.  When I go into "i" in iOS 7 for an Unknown caller, the usual options including "Block this Caller" are missing.  Sounds like Apple didn't solve the biggest problem with blocking, namely telemarketers.  Aside from being stalked by someone you know, the new blocking feature is worthless.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (46,390 points)

    whirled peas wrote:

     

    Aside from being stalked by someone you know, the new blocking feature is worthless.

    True call blocking can't be done on a phone. Only a carrier can do it.

  • rolandomerida Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    I have that same question. I meant too, "unknown CALLER", not unknown NUMBER.

     

    When I got a call from someone who's not in my contacts, it shows the number. That can be blocked right away.

     

    However, sometimes there's an "unknown" caller, without displaying any number. That call appears later in Recents, but the info button only shows "Unknown number", the date and hour, but nothing else.

     

    Now THAT'S a caller I'd like to block, since many of those are telemarketing, stalkers, not to mention in Mexico we have other crime issues to be worried about.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (28,820 points)

    Read Meg's response two posts above mine.

  • Dirty Vegas Level 4 Level 4 (1,430 points)

    While I was using iOS 6, I tried creating a contact called "Unknown" and giving it a silent ringtone.  It did not work.  I still have the contact, but incoming calls from an unknown number would still ring through.  Now with iOS 7, I can use the Phone App to try to block all incoming calls from that contact.  If it does the trick, I won't really know, will i?

  • julianoair Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well a Carrier can't really do it either, because telemarketers use a bank of numbers, I opt out of (or could call block) 2 google advertising numbers a day, they just call on another number.

     

    We tested this on a known number, it doesn't show texts incoming but it shows them as sent.  It will allow them to leave a voicemail, it will not ring or notify you that there is a voicemail or show up on your missed call list.  However if you go to voicemail it will show up under blocked and you can choose to listen to it or delete it.

  • Expert8778 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When the ios 7 first became available on the iPhone it did have that feature where you can block callers that called with no caller ID available... I had an ex that was constantly calling me and with the block this caller feature that apple provided on this update was amazing and the one thing I had been hoping apple would finally put as a feature for iPhone users... But when I updated to the ios 7.2 I believe that's what it's called I noticed just today I no longer have that feature available... And I went into my blocked list and not even in there does it show when I blocked no caller ID... It has all the other numbers I blocked... Apple knows what it's doing... And made that new update so it could disable this feature yet again... Way to go apple... If you have customers who are constantly complaining about this... Get to doing something and keeping us satisfied... We buy your products... 

  • Dirty Vegas Level 4 Level 4 (1,430 points)

    Thanks for sharing.  The method I described weeks ago, works just fine.  Use it and you won't need to waste any more time with pointless rants.

  • Expert8778 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If your method worked so well I wouldn't have posted on here... So take your pointless so called  solutions  on how to fix this somewhere it might actually be the answer others are looking for :) 

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (28,820 points)

    If you wish to allow calls only from your contacts, and exclude everyone else, you can set Do Not Disturb and keep it on permanently.

     

    Here's more info:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5463

  • Dirty Vegas Level 4 Level 4 (1,430 points)

    Expert8778 wrote:

     

    If your method worked so well I wouldn't have posted on here... So take your pointless so called  solutions  on how to fix this somewhere it might actually be the answer others are looking for :) 

    First of all, your rant never mentioned if you tried my solution, nor did it request additional information or help.  It was just (as stated) a pointless rant.

     

    If the solution isn't working for you, then you're not doing it right.  I say that also based on what you posted (or specifically, failed to post) in your rant.

  • Expert8778 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sberman- I totally forgot about that feature...!!! To get a call from some with NO CALLER ID during the day is no problem... But at night it is... Which is when I would need it... Thanks :D

     

    Dirty Vegas- just because you lacked the ability to first weigh out the odds and possibilities of me using the technique you posted is completely a fault on your end... And if you carefully read what I posted in my so called "Pointless Rant" as you like to say (which I know you didn't) you would have read in that post where it says "NO CALLER ID" mentioned.... This is different from where it says blocked, restricted or unknown... So like I said your pointless so called solution was no help here...

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