1. Blaalad12's Avatar
    Quick question. Is it possible to blacklist numbers on ios? On my android i can block certain numbers and even block calls from private numbers! Can this be done on ios? There is currently a scam in which a foreign number rings your phone and if you ring back they take your credit (no idea how it works) but often when these numbers call me i can just blacklist them immediately so they can never call me again.

    Any way of doing this on ios? Thanks
    12-05-2017 01:38 PM
  2. dpscott's Avatar
    Yes there is.

    After the call open Phone and go to Recents

    Press the i next to the number you wish to block. Then Block this caller
    12-05-2017 01:40 PM
  3. rodeTrip's Avatar
    Yes just go to the phone app, and click the blue "i" next to the number you want to block then all the way to the bottom theres your "Block this Caller"! gotta love the iphone block feature!

    and to view all the phone numbers youve blocked, just go to settings>messages>blocked!!
    12-05-2017 01:41 PM
  4. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Can you block a number? Yes. Can you blacklist? No. There is a difference.
    12-05-2017 01:51 PM
  5. dpscott's Avatar
    Can you block a number? Yes. Can you blacklist? No. There is a difference.
    Is there?

    I thought they were synonymous
    12-05-2017 02:12 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If it says "No Caller ID", "Private", or "Unknown", you can't block it. Only if it shows a number can you block it.
    12-05-2017 02:16 PM
  7. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Is there?

    I thought they were synonymous
    They are two different things. A blacklist is a list that is typically shared within a community or group. An example would be my home phone service provider. If a spammer calls me I have the ability to add their number to a blacklist. That blacklist is shared among other clients using the service. If I add a number to that blacklist, others using that list will not get calls from that number.
    12-05-2017 02:20 PM
  8. dpscott's Avatar
    That’s more how they are used but blocking and blacklisting are the same thing.

    Blacklist:
    “a list of people or groups regarded as unacceptable or untrustworthy and often marked down for punishment or exclusion”

    The fact that the term ‘blacklist’ is used by service providers as a community based list is a coincidence. As the above description shows, a blacklist is used on the iPhone.

    We can also call it a block list, restricted list or, since it is almost Christmas, a naughty list but the act of blacklisting has still occurred.
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    12-05-2017 02:30 PM
  9. Blaalad12's Avatar
    If it says "No Caller ID", "Private", or "Unknown", you can't block it. Only if it shows a number can you block it.
    Ok! I was hoping i could block "no caller i.d" aswell. If a number is blocked. Will it block only calls or texts too?
    12-05-2017 02:32 PM
  10. dpscott's Avatar
    Ok! I was hoping i could block "no caller i.d" aswell. If a number is blocked. Will it block only calls or texts too?
    Ledsteplin is quite right and only known numbers can be blocked (great username by the way)

    If you block a number it will also block a text from that number. I use the function a lot
    12-05-2017 02:43 PM
  11. Blaalad12's Avatar
    Is there an app on ios to allow you to block unknown numbers/ no caller i.d ?
    12-05-2017 02:45 PM
  12. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Is there an app on ios to allow you to block unknown numbers/ no caller i.d ?
    The only way to do that without using a 3rd party app would be to block all incoming calls except those from your contacts list. That feature is found within the Do Not Disturb settings of your phone. Of course this blocks any number not on your contact list, not just ones without Caller ID or Caller Unknown.
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    12-05-2017 02:50 PM
  13. dpscott's Avatar
    Ok! I was hoping i could block "no caller i.d" aswell. If a number is blocked. Will it block only calls or texts too?
    Ledsteplin is quite right and only known numbers can be blocked (great username by the way)

    If you block a number it will also block a text from that number. I use the function a lot
    johnmed3 likes this.
    12-05-2017 03:58 PM
  14. Quis89's Avatar
    They are two different things. A blacklist is a list that is typically shared within a community or group. An example would be my home phone service provider. If a spammer calls me I have the ability to add their number to a blacklist. That blacklist is shared among other clients using the service. If I add a number to that blacklist, others using that list will not get calls from that number.
    That may be one use but technically speaking blacklist and blocking is the same thing. In networking you would whitelist an IP address or a website to get through your block filter, for example. Blocked addresses would be on your blacklist.
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    12-05-2017 04:05 PM
  15. Quis89's Avatar
    Ok! I was hoping i could block "no caller i.d" aswell. If a number is blocked. Will it block only calls or texts too?
    If it says "No Caller ID", "Private", or "Unknown", you can't block it. Only if it shows a number can you block it.
    Sure you can. Simply create a contact named "No Caller ID", "Private" or "Unknown". Once created, add those contacts to your block list.
    12-05-2017 04:10 PM
  16. dpscott's Avatar
    Sure you can. Simply create a contact named "No Caller ID", "Private" or "Unknown". Once created, add those contacts to your block list.
    Does that actually work? Doesn’t sound like it should as the criteria to block is too vague and blocking based on a contact name only doesn’t sound right!

    Will have to try it.
    12-05-2017 04:46 PM
  17. Quis89's Avatar
    Does that actually work? Doesn’t sound like it should as the criteria to block is too vague and blocking based on a contact name only doesn’t sound right!

    Will have to try it.
    Been a few iOS versions since I've recommended it and it worked then. Unless something has changed I don't see why it wouldn't still work. Blocked on iOS is blocked based on contact and phone number.
    12-05-2017 04:50 PM
  18. Blaalad12's Avatar
    Surely you cannot save a number as "no caller i.d" because there is no number to save??
    12-05-2017 04:54 PM
  19. Quis89's Avatar
    Surely you cannot save a number as "no caller i.d" because there is no number to save??
    Creating contacts don't require any additional information beyond the name of the contact.
    12-05-2017 04:55 PM
  20. Quis89's Avatar
    Surely you cannot save a number as "no caller i.d" because there is no number to save??
    Next time you receive a call in which your phone states, "No Caller ID"...simply go into your call history, select the "i" symbol on the far right of the contact. That will bring up additional call information. Press and hold the name designated (No Caller ID) and select the corresponding "Copy" option. Then paste that contact name into a newly created contact. Then add that contact to your block list.
    12-05-2017 04:57 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Sure you can. Simply create a contact named "No Caller ID", "Private" or "Unknown". Once created, add those contacts to your block list.
    You're part right. You have to place the name "Private" in the phone number area. It's what I did. Actually afraid to block though. My Doctor might call from his private phone.
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    12-05-2017 05:03 PM
  22. Blaalad12's Avatar
    You're part right. You have to place the name "Private" in the phone number area. It's what I did. Actually afraid to block though. My Doctor might call from his private phone.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...4ed8ad7de9.jpg
    Have you tested to see does it actually work? This is genius if it does haha
    12-05-2017 05:10 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Have you tested to see does it actually work? This is genius if it does haha
    Well, I haven't blocked them to see. But I have gotten a few that say "No ID", which is the contact name I gave it.
    12-05-2017 05:14 PM
  24. Quis89's Avatar
    Have you tested to see does it actually work? This is genius if it does haha
    Give it a whirl. I wouldn't hurt. If it doesn't work then I stand corrected. But I do know at one point and time, this certainly did accomplish what you're looking to do.
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    12-05-2017 05:14 PM
  25. Blaalad12's Avatar
    Thanks guys! Ill test this out when phone arrives! Really nervous about switching from Android but looking forward to it. Just hope i don't run into any bugs as the new ios update seems to be getting alot of criticism
    12-05-2017 05:22 PM
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