How do I block incoming numbers on an Iphone 4

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How do I block incoming numbers on an Iphone 4

I have been getting some scan calls and would like to block the numbers.  How do I do that please?

 

Thanks!

 

Dave

 

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There is no way to block numbers on an iPhone, it's not a feature of the device.

 

AT&T offers a service to block numbers for a small monthly fee.

You could use a service like YouMail (free app in the app store) and set up a list of numbers to block as you find those you want to no longer receive calls from.'

 

There are other services as well.

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Re: How do I block incoming numbers on an Iphone 4

The iPhone doesn't have the feature to block calls.

 

AT&T offers the Smart Limits for Wireless that will do it but its $4.99 month.

http://www.att.net/smartcontrols-SmartLimitsForWireless

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d_somers wrote:

I have been getting some scan calls and would like to block the numbers.  How do I do that please?

 

Thanks!

 

Dave

 


One cheap way is to create an entry for that number in your contacts list and then set the ring tone to "silent".  They will still go to voice mail, but it may be easier for you that way, just delete the unwanted messages.

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5.00 bucks a month isn't bad at all. I used to never get calls like that on my cell til recently but if I don't recognize the number I don't answer it anyway. ;-)
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how do you set the contact to Silent, I do not see an option for that when I go to Edit Contact and Ringtones.

 

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holliejan wrote:

how do you set the contact to Silent, I do not see an option for that when I go to Edit Contact and Ringtones.

 


 

Record your own silent audio file and convert it to a ringtone in iTunes.

Or purchase a silent one via iTunes or other online venues.

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Here you go:

http://www.psyopindustries.com/ringtones/silent.zip

 

After you unzip the file just drag the Silence Ringtone.m4r file into your iTunes Ringtone Folder.

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Smart limits does not block incoming calls.
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yinks94 wrote:
Smart limits does not block incoming calls.


according to this it does - where are you getting your information?

 

http://www.att.net/smartcontrols-SmartLimitsForWireless

 

FEATURES AVAILABLE ON ALL PHONES

  • Block Harassing Calls and Texts: Specify up to ‘30’ blocked numbers

 

 

 

 



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iPhone 4S Number Blocking:

 

1) Save the number to your "Contacts". (Make the "Company Name" something like "Collections" or "Scammers" or something like that.

 

2) On iPhone, select "Settings" then "Phone" then scroll down and select "Blocked".

 

3) Select "Add New" and your "Contact List" will open.

 

4) Select the contact you just created that you wish to block.

 

5) iPhone then adds it to your "Blocked" list and tells you that "You will not receive phone calls, messages, or Face Time from people on the block list."

 

6) In the senario where someone calls you from different numbers, such as a debt collector, add the new number to the existing contact that you created which you are blocking.

 

Am I the only one that knows this stuff???

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Re: How do I block incoming numbers on an Iphone 4

Did you look at the date of the posts? Those posts were 2 or 3 years old.That was with the older OS that didn't have call blocking. That was a newer feature of one of the OS updates.

This is a user to user forum. I am a user, just like almost everyone else on the site.
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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