Blocking UNKNOWN in iPhone


#1

I’m getting calls from UNKNOWN several times a day. I followed instructions from the internet as to how to block it, but it’s not working.

As you can see, it says BLOCKED, but no it’s not. (Added a contact and put “unknown” in the fields first name, last name, company and phone number. Then I was able to put it in the blocked call list in my settings).

I just went to SETTINGS and checked the BLOCKED list, UNKNOWN was NOT listed. I manually listed it, so we’ll see if that works (I have my doubts, since a lot of others are saying this method did NOT work for them). I will update this tomorrow as to whether it works.


#2

UPDATE: Didn’t work. HOWEVER, on the screen it shows UNKNOWN only, but under RECENTS it shows UNKNOWN CALLER, so I added unknown caller to the contacts and have blocked it, so I shall wait until the jerk tries calling me back.


#3

If you get this working wouldn’t it also block other unknown calls? Could be a problem if you are expecting a call from someone who doesn’t show their caller ID.


#4

I never answer private or unknown calls, so no problem. I won’t use “Do Not Disturb” because I do get calls from numbers that show ID on the screen, but if I don’t recognize it, I let it go to voice mail. If they don’t leave a voice mail, they get blocked. If they do, I create a contact. I have over 300 numbers being blocked now, and adding to it every day.


#5

Seems like a lot of effort to block them, I typically let the majority of calls go to voicemail regardless of who is calling, if they leave a voicemail then it must be important enough to call back. Otherwise they can just text me.

Plus, my voicemails get converted to text, so if its a spam call I don’t even need to bother listening to the voicemail.

Your method is probably similar to trying to block every email spammer, like whack a mole. I’m sure you have more rewarding ways to spend your time.


#6

I do it so I don’t have to listen to the phone ringing when it’s not an important call.


#7

So far today, NO UNKNOWN phone calls. I’m assuming that my second effort paid off. Keeping my fingers crossed.


#8

It did not work, but I think I know why. You have to COPY Unknown Caller, then PASTE it under the phone number space, but when it pastes, there’s NO space between Unknown and Caller. I tried double spacing, but COPY still deletes the space. No matter what I try, it will not put the SPACE in between the 2 words.