1. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Is there a way to block callers or text messages like in iOS 9?
    Because adding them all to contacts makes my contact list uselessly bigger.
    06-22-2016 08:37 PM
  2. tr1ad's Avatar
    I've blocked nuisance callers from the call log without adding to contacts with the iOS 10 beta
    06-22-2016 09:57 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    If you receive a call from somebody not in your contacts, go to the phone app, to recents, tap the !, scroll down and hit block this caller.

    I don't see any reason to add that person to your contacts.
    (I'm on iOS 10 Beta)
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    06-22-2016 09:59 PM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I've blocked nuisance callers from the call log without adding to contacts with the iOS 10 beta
    If you receive a call from somebody not in your contacts, go to the phone app, to recents, tap the !, scroll down and hit block this caller.

    I don't see any reason to add that person to your contacts.
    (I'm on iOS 10 Beta)

    How about text messages?
    06-23-2016 06:23 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    There is already an option in iOS 9 to filter unknown senders into a separate list and disable notifications for them.

    I'm not sure if the phone blocking works with messages, tho.
    06-23-2016 06:34 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes, you can block message numbers.
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    06-23-2016 06:54 AM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    How about text messages?
    Same way. I do this all the time with @Ledsteplin's same method.
    06-23-2016 12:34 PM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    How about text messages?
    If you block the phone number, you won't receive their texts. No need to try and block twice.
    06-23-2016 07:17 PM
  9. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Same way. I do this all the time with @Ledsteplin's same method.

    This option isn't there, in iOS 10.

    06-24-2016 10:56 AM
  10. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    If you block the phone number, you won't receive their texts. No need to try and block twice.
    If I go to Settings => Phone => Blocked => Add New, I can only select from my contacts.
    06-24-2016 10:57 AM
  11. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    If you receive a call from somebody not in your contacts, go to the phone app, to recents, tap the !, scroll down and hit block this caller.

    I don't see any reason to add that person to your contacts.
    (I'm on iOS 10 Beta)
    That's only if the person calls you. Not if you don't want to be texted by a certain number, anymore.
    06-24-2016 10:59 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    This option isn't there, in iOS 10.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...7b1bddfc34.jpg
    Put it in a bug report. Maybe it's an oversight they'll fix. If enough people report it.
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    06-24-2016 12:27 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If I go to Settings => Phone => Blocked => Add New, I can only select from my contacts.
    You should see the number. Add it to Contacts. Then go to Settings> Messages > blocked > add new. After blocking the number, delete it from contacts. Might work.
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    06-24-2016 12:33 PM
  14. nikkisharif's Avatar
    If I go to Settings => Phone => Blocked => Add New, I can only select from my contacts.
    Interesting...I've never tried that way before but it makes sense for it to work that way. Usually people block numbers they know. If it's not a number you know, then it's easier to block from the call log.
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    06-25-2016 05:19 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Interesting...I've never tried that way before but it makes sense for it to work that way. Usually people block numbers they know. If it's not a number you know, then it's easier to block from the call log.
    Text messages don't show on the call log.
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    06-25-2016 07:07 AM
  16. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Text messages don't show on the call log.
    My apologies....I've been replying from my iPad that's still running iOS 9 & you can block unsaved numbers from the messages app. I just checked my phone which is on 10 & the option is only there for contacts. It has to be a bug.
    ladyc0524, Tartarus, Elim and 1 others like this.
    06-25-2016 07:55 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My apologies....I've been replying from my iPad that's still running iOS 9 & you can block unsaved numbers from the messages app. I just checked my phone which is on 10 & the option is only there for contacts. It has to be a bug.
    Hopefully they'll spot it and fix it.
    TwitchyPuppy and nikkisharif like this.
    06-25-2016 10:10 AM
  18. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Hopefully they'll spot it and fix it.
    That'd be very nice!
    06-25-2016 03:34 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That'd be very nice!
    Actually, all you need do is create a contact. Call it whatever. "Blocked" is a good name. Then add blocked numbers to it as you get them and block them.
    I don't get very many text messages that are not from a contact. I doubt I get 1 per year.
    Last edited by Ledsteplin; 06-25-2016 at 06:59 PM.
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    06-25-2016 05:03 PM
  20. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Actually, all you need do is creat a contact. Call it whatever. "Blocked" is a good name. Then add blocked numbers to it as you get them and block them.
    I don't get very many text messages that are not from a contact. I doubt I get 1 per year.
    That's a good idea
    06-25-2016 05:26 PM
  21. robertk328's Avatar
    Actually, all you need do is creat a contact. Call it whatever. "Blocked" is a good name. Then add blocked numbers to it as you get them and block them.
    I don't get very many text messages that are not from a contact. I doubt I get 1 per year.
    It's currently available without creating a contact. Should still be that way (ease of process!) ... hopefully it makes it to the official release.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    06-25-2016 06:21 PM
  22. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    It's currently available without creating a contact. Should still be that way (ease of process!) ... hopefully it makes it to the official release.
    Great!

    How do I do it?
    06-25-2016 06:49 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's currently available without creating a contact. Should still be that way (ease of process!) ... hopefully it makes it to the official release.
    Would you like to show folks how? I'm not on iOS 10.
    06-25-2016 07:03 PM
  24. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    It's currently available without creating a contact. Should still be that way (ease of process!) ... hopefully it makes it to the official release.
    How do you do it Robert? Explain!
    Tartarus likes this.
    06-25-2016 07:20 PM
  25. robertk328's Avatar
    Great!

    How do I do it?
    I mean on iOS 9. Hope it makes it to official release for 10 if it's not already.
    06-25-2016 07:20 PM
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