Questions tagged [call-screening]

Questions about methods to block or otherwise handle calls from specific phone numbers.

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Wildcard when looking up number in contact list for incoming calls?

Scenario: I have the number to the switchboard of a company X in my contacts on my phone, the number is something like 123 400 00. All the employees then have their own numbers in the same serie, ...
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block facebook app in WiFi system

Honestly, I want for my kids not to use facebook. But, they still use facebook app on the wifi network. I successfully blocked facebook domain with the router management on my home wifi network. So, ...
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How do I fix the “report as spam” button in call screening?

I have been using the 'report as spam' button using the Android phone app's call screening feature, for a while now, so I am familiar with this feature and how it is supposed to work. I am using a ...
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Signed binaries

Does flashing not erase signed binaries? Someone said the sp flash tool is a binary editor. Is there something behind that, that prevents the new binaries from working if they are not signed? For a ...
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Block calls by area code but whitelist contacts

I've noticed a huge uptick in robo-calls using the same area code as my phone number. I no longer live in that area of the country, so I know that calls from this area code (that aren't in my contact ...
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Can't unblock contact in Android

I have quite weird problem. I blocked a number on Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom. The caller was blocked from calling and texting. After few days the phone broke completely and I needed to change it to Xiaomi ...
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How to receive call and force that call to ring indefinitely to the caller but not the receiver

My ultimate goal is to handle incoming calls that are obviously robospam, in such a way so that the robocaller cannot detect that this is a valid phone number with a real human at the end (including ...
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How can I disable ability to make outgoing call, messages but keep incoming calls?

Is there some Android app, which could be installed while enabling a password - that blocks ability to bring up Dialler, Addressbook/Contacts, Messaging application screen, but still allows incoming ...
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Creepy caller blocked, but still gets through to my voicemail

I gave my phone number to someone who turns out to be unstable individual...crazy dude. I blocked him from my android phone, blocked from calls and messaging. Somehow he managed to call me, doesn't ...
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Block all calls except for certain white-list patterns

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you might have. It seems that this should be a very simple question/concept, but damn me if I can find the answer I am looking for. I apologize if I missed something ...
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How to screen robocalls by forcing caller to press a certain key combination? (audio CAPTCHA)

I am trying to stop all those junk calls I am getting, I have tried quite a few apps like Hiya, TrueCaller etc; unfortunately, phone numbers are easy to spoof and those apps can't screen all that spam ...
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Automatic redial for interrupted calls

How do I make phone redial when call was dropped or interrupted? Any solutions are appreciated, whether Android built-in or tasker scripts.
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How do I block private numbers from calling me?

Android 7 on a motorola E4. This does not work for me as I simply don't have that menu. How do I block private numbers from calling my phone? I'm not looking for a 3rd party application. I'm ...
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How to block access to domains with DNS66?

I'm using the open source Android app DNS66 to block ads on my smartphone. Is it possible to block entire domains (like facebook.com, twitter.com) with it too? My goal: Nothing loads if I visit e.g. ...
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How can I block ringing of incoming calls of unknown numbers?

I would like to make sure that phone calls from unknown numbers never cause my phone to make any noise. I'm OK with it showing in my call log, but I don't want to be disturbed by someone who isn't in ...
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How can I block an outgoing call to a specific number?

I have a mentally ill relative who keeps calling a premium-rate telephone number. I want to block her ability to call this specific number because she is able to rack up a very high bill in a matter ...
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S7 Edge Messaging App Cannot Block a number that is not a contact

I can block a number that is a contact such as my mum. But I cannot block numbers by companies such as my network proviser Three. By block I mean stop receiving annoying text messages, It is not ...
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How to block certain devices for my hotspot

I want to be able to let certain devices use my hotspot, block others. Is this possible? Or is it possible to block certain Mac ID's?
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Lock on installing

My brother is installing apps every time. I make an app lock password but he download the apk and install games. How I stop installation of apps
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Delivery of SMS from blocked contact

I would appreciate if someone could please let me know about the following: When I block SMS messages from a contact and then eventually unblock it, then will I see all the messages that have been ...
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Block regular and whatsapp outgoing calls

I want to disable a certain number, not to make regular and WhatsApp outgoing calls on my sons phone. Is there a way, I can do this , without him knowing about it?
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Android 7.0 call block feature

I have honor 8 lite with android 7.0 I block a number from default dialer app, It should be blocked now but instead when someone calls me from that number he hears 1 or 2 seconds of my phone ringing, ...
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Block all calls from area code unless in Contacts

I need a way to block all calls from an area code, unless the number is in my contact list. Anyone know of a way to do that? I found plenty of apps that can block by area code, but they'll also ...
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Volume up key to answer call

I'm running Android device on version 5.1 and my device doesn't have any buttons except power and volume. I want my volume up key to answer incoming calls. Is there any exposed or any other method ...
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Blocking Websites/Apps on Samsung s6 [G920VVRS4CQA3]

After researching all day how to root my specific build number of the Samsung Galaxy s6, a G920VVRS4CQA3, it seems it cannot be done (safely, at least) due to the locked bootloader that comes with the ...
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How to block all messages and calls from any numbers?

I want to block all kinds of messages and calls from any numbers that come into my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, rooted), but I still want to have mobile data available. What should I do?
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Automatically, seamlessly block Google-suspected spam calls

The Google Phone app now reports when a suspected call is spam. Right now when I receive such a call, I have the choice to block that number. But what I'd like to do is pre-emptively set it up so that ...
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Allow certain contacts to ring when phone on silent/night mode?

My WinPhone had this feature to set my phone silent at fixed hours of the night, but whitelist certain contacts for calls/texts. I've recently switched to Android (OnePlus3) and while I'm sure this ...
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LG Bello II - Block numbers

How do I block numbers on LG Bello II? I get a lot of calls from mr. "Unknown" so I would mostly like to block those. If possible I would prefer not to install extra apps for this. I tried following ...
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What does the report in “block and report” do?

In the August Marshmallow 6.0.1 update, there appears to be a new feature called "block and report", which is triggered for some new calls. In this case, it was actually spam. Blocking adds the number ...
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How to block a range of phone numbers without any third-party apps

Is it possible to block a range of phone numbers e.g. 02079460*** as I keep getting accident companies and personal injury calls. I have read that these are fake numbers for use in TV and radio ...
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How to block number that ends with specific digits? [duplicate]

I am receiving quite a few unwanted calls (6 yesterday), although I am blocking the numbers and reporting all of them to Ofcom, I would rather simply not get them. All of the phone numbers that are ...
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How can I delete Internet Browser form built-in apps?

I want to turn off completely access to www for my kid (quite smart kid :) ) and this is what I have: Sony Xperia Tipo, rooted Android 4.1.2. Cyanogenmod 10 What I need: 1. Ability to remove ...
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Block calls without ringing

I've a rooted phone (Samsung Grand Prime, without CM, just the STOCK Rom), and what I want to know if it's possible with Android 5.0 phone or newer to block calls without ringing. By default, the Call ...
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Where is the settings option to Divert or block incoming calls

Where can I find the option to divert and block incoming calls on my mobile. I was unable to find it. It is available on all mobiles. Where is it in Android? Android version: 5.0 Lollipop Mobile ...
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Call reject that does not roll to voice mail

I have been getting lots of calls (one per day) from the same number. There is never anyone on the other end. I placed the number in my 'call reject' list. Now my phone never rings when that number ...
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How can I send incoming calls from unknown numbers directly to voicemail?

I have received incoming calls from an unknown number (no caller ID provided). When I answer, I get a recording which is clearly spam. Is there a way to send calls from an unknown number directly to ...
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Disable android Sensor only for Call

I'm using device GT i 9082, Android 6 AOSP ROM. My phone has a problem. While answering/dialing call, putting phone near to ear the screen goes off - this works fine but when taking phone off the ear ...
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Phone makes me dial 1 before answering a call

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. Every call gets synced to my computer and I can't retrieve calls until I press the number 1. I miss most of my calls. This is undesirable. Please help me.
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How to block private numbers

I am getting way to many calls from marketers these days. I have listed my number on no call list and they still keep calling. Most of the time I can't be bothered to report everyone. How to block ...
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Only allow forwarded calls

My job requires that I am on call from time to time, and contactable 24/7. There is an on-call phone that I typically forward all calls through to my own personal device. Is there a way in which I ...
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Incoming call notifications not working - Phone state

In my Android phone, Incoming calls notification is not working.Out going is working fine. Actually Whenever I am calling my mobile from my friend's mobile, Its saying "line is busy". If I visit call ...
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“Reject with message” disappeared from the incoming call screen on Samsung S2 Plus?

I have Android 4.2.2 running on Samsung S2 Plus. I suppose that an update modified the configuration and now, when the phone is ringing for an incoming call I don't see anymore the option "Reject call ...
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Can I block calls based on a specific number prefix or pattern?

Is it possible to block calls starting with a specific number? For instance, I want to block calls from numbers starting with 1408 as they are all spam calls. The digits following these four, keep ...
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How can I block unknown contacts from sending messages in Whatsapp?

Are there means of blocking unknown contacts from sending messages? Unknown contact here refers the time when someone sends you messages (contacts displayed are in the form of letters, and are in ...
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blocking callers from leaving voicemail

how do I block a caller from leaving a voice mail on a prepaid plan.I have a lg g2? I don't want a certin person to leave a volcemail
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Reject carrier calls, accept SIP calls

I've gone the route of a data only plan (tablet plan) on my smart phone and am using the services of a VOIP provider. Things are going nicely, just trying to iron out a few details. When you order a ...
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Phone app: what does the blue forbidden sign (with optional blue “A” in front) mean in the call log?

I have the following question concerning the Samsung Galaxy SIII: When one taps Phone -> Logs it is possible to see the following icons: Incoming calls which were answered and received text ...
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Blocking all external traffic and allowing only internal traffic through

we are trying to use Android tablets in a production environment however we only want the users to be able to connect to internal ip addresses and block all external to lock them out of doing things ...
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Disable calls and SMS and use only mobile data with active SIM card

I have a Sony Xperia Z1 packed with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. I'm interested if it's possible to setup my phone to not receive any phone calls or SMS. I would like to use my Internet connection only, ...