How to effectively block numbers on iPhone
In this day and age where privacy is almost worth more than gold, it is strange that companies such as Apple have not thought to create an option to block numbers on iPhone. The reason this is a bazar occurrence is because these days you can do almost anything with an iPhone from checking out maps to video communication.
What do the Apple forums say?
After scouring the Internet for a while and reading hoards of comments surrounding the topic the most logical solution the Apple community could provide was, “Set a specific ringtone on the undesired contact and set it to silent”. Yes this does work to some extent, but it also seems to be a bit of an analogue solution to such a digital device. You could even expand on the analogue solution by renaming your contact as “Don’t answer” or “Annoying contact” but every time your phone vibrates you would still reach in your pocket and check. Yes you might not answer the phone, but you still had to go through the trouble of getting it out and verifying whether it is someone you would like to talk to or not. But is there a better solution? A better solution?
This might not technically be a “better” solution due to what you have to do to your iPhone, but it is definitely a stellar solution. Unfortunately this option only works for “jail-broken” iPhones and does require a bit more in depth knowledge when installing. If you still don’t know what I’m talking about then don’t worry, I’m talking about iBlacklist. iBlacklist is an independent app that can’t be purchased in the official Apple app store, but in my opinion should be. In essence what this app does is to create a blacklist of people you don’t want to hear from at all. Let’s say you’re constantly getting bugged because a telemarketer is calling you every single day and night. Well with iBlacklist you can simply add that number to your customized list and enable the app, every time that number wishes to reach you, you have the option to simply ignore or to answer and hang up depending on your personalized settings. Read more…