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How Block someone who hasn't called in awhile?
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kevs
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Jan 3, 2020, 05:00 AM
 
Apple has it so you can block someone who just called. But how do you block someone who has not called in awhile, but is now bothering you on Facebook let's say? You have the number, can you manually enter in the block?
     
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Jan 3, 2020, 01:00 PM
 
Sigh. You really need to learn how to google.

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=ios+how+to+block+a+number

-t
     
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Jan 5, 2020, 04:25 PM
 
are they a contact already? make them a contact then block them.
     
kevs  (op)
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Jan 5, 2020, 04:51 PM
 
Ive heard that trick Andi, amazing, you are going to add someone you loathe to your contacts?.. Do you have to keep them there forever or just temporarily?

You would think the trillion dollar company would have a field to just enter a new number and click block would you not?
     
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Jan 5, 2020, 05:08 PM
 
thanks I'm assuming you have to be bothered first, no way to proactively block, except for adding the person..
     
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Jan 6, 2020, 08:26 PM
 
Yeah Noah I know that. missing whole point of question, is that one cannot block someone (apparently) unless have have a call or text on hand now. No ability to manually enter a phone number which id pretty odd...
     
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Jan 6, 2020, 10:50 PM
 
Make them a contact. Then block them. People are telling you how.
     
kevs  (op)
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Jan 6, 2020, 11:02 PM
 
thanks Andi, yeah I know that for awhile.. but can you then delete from contacts after the block? If so, that would be good to know.
     
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Jan 7, 2020, 06:25 AM
 
Indeed, that would be good to know.

Please report back after you’ve tried it.
     
kevs  (op)
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Jan 7, 2020, 12:46 PM
 
s

I can’t let you know because that’s another problem with the block system, which is actually more significant than the one I’m posting about now, in that it requires actually another post, if you have like 1000 people blocked they don’t have a search function so the only people who can test this is someone who only has a handful in there
     
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Jan 7, 2020, 01:35 PM
 
You're blocking 1000 numbers?
[set curmudgeon_mode=1]
     
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Jan 7, 2020, 01:50 PM
 
please don't start another thread you already did that a while back!

Most people don't block 1000 numbers, so I don't think it presents a real use case for Apple to implement a search function like you want. The real spammers change their number each time, so there is no point blocking them.

Put yourself on donotcall.gov. This takes care of the legit charities etc who have your number.

Then, as I've said before, get Youmail. Just fricking do it. You can even assign your stalker a special voice mail message with youmail.
     
kevs  (op)
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Jan 7, 2020, 03:15 PM
 
Maybe it’s only three or 400 Robo calls, but still you can’t find anything there no search function which is the second problem with blocking on iPhones you can’t unblock anyone because you can’t search
     
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Jan 7, 2020, 05:47 PM
 
don't
bother
blocking
robocalls

to unblock someone:
1. Open Settings.
2. Scroll down and tap Phone.
3. Tap Call Blocking & Identification.
4. Tap Edit.
5. Tap a red circle.
6. Tap Unblock.
repeat as needed
     
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Jan 8, 2020, 11:37 AM
 
Settings>do not disturb>allow calls from contacts.
     
kevs  (op)
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Jan 8, 2020, 02:20 PM
 
Thanks ANdi, if you have 400 people in there how find who to unblock? You scroll through 400? Pretty grueling.. Don't think there is search there.
     
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Jan 8, 2020, 03:52 PM
 
Just delete them all. Seriously, in the time we've spent here, you could have done it!

then install youmail!

Machavez, excellent suggestion, except IIRC Kevs needs his line open for new business calls.
     
machavez00
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Jan 8, 2020, 04:26 PM
 
Just got this text from Verizon.
Verizon Msg: Your phone is now enrolled in free spam protection. Verizon Call Filter detects spam and blocks high-risk spam calls by forwarding to voicemail. Download the Call Filter app to start auto-blocking these calls today go.vzw.com/callfilter Get details and more block options in the app. To opt out, reply No.
     
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Feb 13, 2020, 06:19 AM
 
What's the point of blocking someone who is not even calling you?? Just wondering.
     
   
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