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iOS 7 to allow blocking of calls from specific phone numbers

0. phoneArena 11 Jun 2013, 08:59 posted on

We already went over all the new major features that iOS 7 will bring to select iPhone and iPad owners. The minor tweaks and improvements, however, deserve to get some attention as well, even though not a whole lot of them were highlighted during the iOS 7 announcement. A small feature that many iPhone users will truly appreciate is the ability to block specific phone numbers...

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posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:04 27

1. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I thought that all phones can do that already.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:12 16

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That's right! Apple is slowwww..........

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:39

24. vzwincred (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


im not trying to defend apple here but the only way im able to do this is through rooting my current android device. just saying.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 17:37 7

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8805; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I don't believe you sorry.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 19:20

33. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Why would you even block Bridget Prophet?? :D

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 20:04 4

34. david84 (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I don't know what phone you are using, but my Samsung galaxy s3 and htc one s can block phone numbers without rooting the phone.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 03:26

42. joey_sfb (Posts: 3088; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


All the phone I ever use can block number. I have an iPad but I don't own iPhone as its over price. LOL!

After learning this I glad I didn't. HAHAHahaha!!

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 20:59 1

37. sprockkets (Posts: 1302; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


All HTC android phones with their phone sense app have the feature already.
All normal android phones can have a number added, then set to always go to voicemail.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:18 9

5. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Can I block 911?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:01 7

9. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Nope apple is way behind in the times still trying to catch up.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 12:31

20. stealthd (Posts: 973; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Actually they can't.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 18:05

30. TechDork (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Actually no, not all phones can do that right from the phone itself. You'd either have to root it or go through the phone company.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:04 6

2. FlushGordon (unregistered)


This is patent no. 78789098

Now they will be on the prowl on who's going to copy this feature

Oh wait....

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:11 25

3. zig8100 (Posts: 140; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Everytime is see these "new" features for iPhone I always say "they didn't have that"? Just shows how the iphone is a dumb phone evolving into a smartphone. Android started as a smartphone and that's why its always will be more advanced then iOS. Period.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:42 11

7. Seymur (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


I had the same impression about auto app update thing.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:38 2

18. JunitoNH (Posts: 956; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


@zig8100

You are one hundred percent correct. However, this slow evolution/copying of Android is great news. I tolerated Android's crappy OS, even after Jellybean, cause lack of features in iOS. Everyone knows, Android is just a clunky OS, it just offers more.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 19:20 2

32. SleepingOz (unregistered)


"..Android's crappy OS...Android is just a clunky OS.."

That's why Apple tried so hard to copy every single bit of it.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 20:33 2

35. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


The clunk is still an Android exclusive...maybe next year

Go to Youtube and search GS4 lag....so sad

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 23:00 2

39. 90ninjas (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


That's a poorly-coded, heavily-skinned adaptation of Android whose transitions were also poorly animated which actually can be fixed. Otherwise, the phone does not lag.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:23 8

6. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


How about call recording?
owh...maybe in ios8

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:40 2

11. damokles (unregistered)


some countries wouldn't allow that, because of you know why

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:33 2

16. JunitoNH (Posts: 956; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


If you didn't know, most states forbid, or make it illegal to record calls, just a FYI. It has nothing to do with OS.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 18:02

29. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Just suggestion..:)

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 21:00

38. sprockkets (Posts: 1302; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


You can, but it has to beep every few seconds and you the person have to warn them you are doing it.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 18:07

31. TechDork (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 May 2010)


One of my old phones from Verizon (flip phone, back in 2006ish) allowed you to record phone calls....good times.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:51 1

8. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


So they have copied almost all the features from Cydia, in quest to obliterate it.........

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:04

10. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


What why cant i thumb down anymore did they change something to the site thats strange.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:51 3

14. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Because a select few users have abused that option. If you have a problem with something somebody stated, you'll have to create a comment regarding your disagreement. Maybe they can bring it back and just limit it at the worst to 3 of less thumb downs per day as opposed to simply removing the feature altogether.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:43

12. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


after reading the comments I thought the same when I hear Android and their project butter to "reduce" lgaging.... Iphone had it years ago is out fo the box.. to me is more important than those gimmick features

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:51 5

13. Musty18591 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


ios 6 ( reply with a message )
ios 7 ( Update all apps .... block some numbers )
i still wonder if it has SMS delivery reports

no wonder why ios is lag free ....

now all Apple Fanboys won't mention the word fragmentation anymore ... as they decided not to support ipod touch older than 5th gen ... iphone 4s or iphone 4 whats the point of having some visual changes Only ... THATS called A launcher ... although i find the ( Icopied " 7 " ) somehow nice -_-

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:36 2

17. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


and fandroids wont mention updates as they get them a year later.. and phones with LESS than a year are usually forgotten.. yes Android... does it..

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 17:40 4

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8805; Member since: 14 May 2012)


See, when an Android device gets an update, it gets ALL of the features of the update. And if doesn't get updated, you can always do it yourself through XDA so your statement is invalid.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 20:36 1

36. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


XDA is not a legitimate alternative, sorry

You shouldn't have to be forced to freaking root your device.

"when an Android device gets an update, it gets ALL of the features of the update"
- it's too bad not very many get updated

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 03:41

43. joey_sfb (Posts: 3088; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I really don't know why Apple fanboy after paying so much keep on have to defend their device choices. I ok with both my android phone and iPad 3. Both serve its purposes just that I feel Android more worth it as I get more use and pay less.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:26 7

15. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


My LG Cookie from 2008 did that already. Thanks for catching up.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 12:07 3

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple was behind on some features, that's true but they've caught up. I don't see them resting on their laurels anymore. I think the sleeping giant is up for good now.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 14:34

21. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Is this just a copy of Android in doing by number only or did they actually innovate and improve on it by selecting a contact to block all numbers of that contact (present and future).

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 15:39 2

22. networkdood (Posts: 6301; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


wow, a feature I have had since 2008. Congrats, Apple

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:16

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm loving this new interface more and more. Good job apple, you finally decided to stop resting on your laurels, and took a chance. Now stay on the treadmill like google does.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 01:24 1

40. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5913; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It takes a lot of effort to stay on a treadmill day-in and day-out. I wonder if Apple has the commitment to not rest on their laurels going forward. Apple hasn't exactly led the pack in R&D investment.... Their specialty has been investing in patent litigation.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:58

25. AfterShock (Posts: 2879; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I assumed this was a given already being a smartphone or in the company of them.

At least it will make grandma happy being able to block some of her lesser loved ex bridge partners.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 17:16

26. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


What major features im still looking for them seems like all the same old stuff lol

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 02:25 1

41. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Wow!! This is a new feature? I thought all phones already did that.

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