- iPhone Newbie
- 15 Posts
Is it possible to block texts and calls from a specific number?
I'm sure this thread has been posted before, but I'm hoping there's been some technology updates in the last couple of years. Does anyone know if AT&T allows you to block incoming texts and/or calls from a specific phone number? If so, how?
- 06-08-2010, 12:32 PM #2
- 06-08-2010, 12:54 PM #3iPhone Beginner
- 87 Posts
yep, jailbreak then get iBlacklist, u can then choose to block calls and texts from any number and they even stay on record so u can check who has called. u can change the app picture to so it looks like an innocent app incase u use this to hide your bit on the side, lol"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."
- 06-08-2010, 12:57 PM #4
- 06-08-2010, 01:14 PM #5
- 06-08-2010, 02:13 PM #6
- 06-08-2010, 02:43 PM #7
I called AT&T a few months back to have a number blocked from being received by my mom's phone and they didn't charge for it. I told them that someone she didn't know kept sending text messages and we needed them blocked and they did so.
- 06-08-2010, 03:35 PM #8
i also recommend iblacklist to block all the sms and calls u want... plus u can use SBSettings to hide the app instead of changing the app pic and leaving it on your springboard. The app with a cup of tea icon but named iblacklist still looks suspicious to me
- 06-09-2010, 12:54 AM #9
I can't recommend iBlacklist, since they don't respond to support questions anymore. I've emailed them a bunch of times, all without a peep of a response.
MCleaner seems to be a much more streamlined app to block/allow calls and text.
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- 09-21-2012, 08:17 PM #10
- 09-21-2012, 08:41 PM #11
Hey there. Yes it is possible to do it without a jailbreak. First call the carrier and ask them if it is possible. Usually they have a blacklist of a few specific numbers they can block. If that doesn't work then most carriers have a "parental" mode which can do anything from track location to block certain calls at certain times etc.
This is a carrier based solution and most of it will have to be done on their website or with one of their representatives.
DO NOT buy a blacklist app from the apple App Store. They are all fake. The jailbreak ones work but support will be minimal.
What I do is this. Simply put I make the ringtone and the text tone silent.
And activate the texts from certain contacts to ring the phone. As we'll as calls. A little round about but it works for me.
Good luck to you