Unwanted Phone Calls? Try this……

screen-shot-2016-10-08-at-9-09-01-am My daughter-in-law does a lot of her work through her iPhone. Unfortunately, she has recently been receiving a great number of spam calls and of course these are unwanted, annoying and distracting.

So …. what to do?

We found a work-around, and I think it’s good enough to share. (I’ll be sure to report back later to let you know if this actually works for her over time.)

The fix she tried is this:

Settings > Do Not Disturb > Allow Calls From > All Contacts

So, basically, she is using the Do Not Disturb function 24/7 on her iPhone, and this setting will only allow calls from numbers that are currently in her contacts list.

Problem solved?

We’ll see!

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10 thoughts on “Unwanted Phone Calls? Try this……

  1. Al says:

    Problem with that though is if someone needs to get in touch with her urgently and she doesn’t have their number in her phone. Maybe there is a way to ban non-geographical numbers instead.

    • You are completely correct about the urgent unknown number not getting through. This is a problem as far as I’m concerned, but her contact list is enormous and the spam calls so numerous she felt this solution was a good one to try. I guess it’s a matter of weighing what is more important to the phone user.
      But, wow, Al …. a geographic blocking solution would be amazing!!!! 🙂

    • Yes… that’s a great option. We discussed that, as well, but unfortunately her number is getting spammed by different numbers all the time. I think her problem is WAY more of an issue than the average phone user. It’s probably a result of the work she does. For most people, the block that you suggest is sufficient. Good to hear from you!!! 🙂

  2. A little like my landline phone, Kathy. I only answer the calls ‘known’, and sometimes local numbers. All else I let go through to the answering machine… It’s very rare that they leave one! I started to do this because we were receiving a lot of spam calls… Ug… For the moment my mobile phone doesn’t present such problems; though, I’ll certainly keep this solution in mind.
    Here’s hoping this works (long-term) for your daughter-in-law. Nothing worse! 😉

  3. Very interesting problem and solution: in my case it’s the robocalls, especially one voice call from a Citibank call for Homeclub ( I made the mistake to apply for a store card, without k owing that it will come with 10 daily voicemail calls. The app that I downloaded does not block the calls but rather does nothing: the calls go right through, instead of being blocked!!!!)

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