Questions tagged [call-screening]

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

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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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Call blocking with spoken message?

Does anyone know of a call blocker that will let you create a voice message for blocked calls? What I want is to block calls from hidden numbers. This is almost always salespeople so I want to just ...
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How can I reliably screen or block callers on a number-by-number basis?

Last night I got a telemarketing call on my Verizon Droid X. I was horrified, to say the least. I absolutely do NOT want telemarketers wasting my time and minutes with their B.S. I looked into ...
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Block unknown callers at work, but let them through if they try again

I have Tasker for Android but I don't know enough about it to be able to implement this. I'd like this to occur when I am connected to a specific wireless network: If someone phones who isn't in my ...
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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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How can I distinguish important calls?

I'm a freelancer and have a somewhat erratic work schedule, so it is rather difficult for me to tell people at which times I'm available, which means that occasionally people call me while I'm at a ...
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Blocking a call without the calling party knowing it

Most call blocking apps will reject/hang up the calls from blacklisted numbers. But the calling party comes to know that there call was rejected. Is there any way or any app which can really "block" ...
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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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Block incoming and outgoing calls and texts

I have a strange request. Does anyone know of an app that can block incoming AND outgoing calls and texts from certain numbers as well as be password protected (e.g. you need a password to edit, ...
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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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Block A Number From Leaving Voicemail?

I keep getting spam calls from a number every night at midnight. I've blocked it, but now it just goes to voicemail and I have to delete the voice messages every morning. It's annoying. Is there an ...
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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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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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Withheld, unknown or new number filtering - by asking caller to state their name

How can I make my phone do the following if the number is unknown: Answer the phone Play a message that says "As you are calling from an unknown number, please State your name" Record their reply Put ...
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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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Any apps that will allow me to set a profile that only allows emergency calls through?

I work third shift so I sleep during the day but I get calls all day long so I shut my ringer off. I would like to be able to set a couple phone numbers that can ring through no matter what. Using ...
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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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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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How can I redirect a call, incall

I want to get a call from somebody and after talking with him redirect that person to another number, on my charge, like call-centers do. Is that possible and if that's so, there is any application ...
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blocking individual numbers & text messages for Android phones [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reliably screen or block callers on a number-by-number basis? Had Easy Filter app and it worked great for a while on my Samsung Galaxy, then it stopped. Question ...
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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 calls/SMS by contact name (might have multiple phone numbers)?

I'm using Moto X. I used to blacklist spammers directly into the downloaded app or the built-in Android blocker. The problem is that every time that I reset my phone to factory settings, I have to ...
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Any software to block all calls and all SMSes allowing only 3G internet?

My dad gave his other dual-sim card to me, which has internet service that he does not need. I do not want to get his calls or SMSes, I only want to use his internet. I have tried to do this ...
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How to block a person's number and send automatic responses to its call/text attempts?

I want to put someone on a blacklist so I can't see when he calls me or what messages he sends to me. This is the easy part. But I also want some custom text messages to be automatically sent to him ...
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Free app to block calls and SMS based on pattern

I use Callblocker currently, but the unwanted calls come from different numbers each with the same first 5 digits. Is there a free Android app to block them based on this pattern?
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Reject calls with WhatsApp message

Is there any app or any way to reject a call with a message sent via WhatsApp? Normally when we get a call there is an option to reject it with a pre-written SMS, but I was wondering if you can use ...
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Disable Carrier Phone Number for Google Voice Number

This seems similar to this question, but that one doesn't have a clear answer, and this is a bit different. Is there a way in Android to block all incoming calls that target the carrier number, but ...
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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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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, ...
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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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What app allows me to block “probable” spam calls

I receive 2 or 3 calls per day from random spammers. I have tried blocking the numbers, but it is no use as they just call with new numbers. Is there anyway to avoid this? I suppose the end solution ...
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How can I automatically reject some types of calls? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reliably screen or block callers on a number-by-number basis? I've been getting calls from a strange number recently, and it's not even a local area call. This ...
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Using Tasker to block a specific number

I was wondering if someone could help me with setting up a tasker profile to block an incoming call from a particular number. I've seen tutorials on how to block unknown callers or callers not in my ...
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Galaxy Nexus - How do I start adding strangers' numbers to “auto-reject”?

I regularly get phone calls from people trying to reach an old folks' home and I want to outright reject those automatically (without any "send to voicemail" ideally). This was fairly painless on the ...
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Call barring in Android

Is call barring is a native Android feature? I mean blocking of outgoing calls. In some Android articles I see the screenshots where call barring is present in settings but in recent Android versions ...
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Send blind calls to voicemail?

I'm getting more and more blind calls on my cellphone from telemarketers. Is there an application that can send all incoming blind calls to voicemail? FWIW, I'm running Cyanogenmod on a Galaxy Nexus....
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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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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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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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Can I configure my Android Phone to block certain numbers calls? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reliably screen or block callers on a number-by-number basis? I'm receiving calls from call-center companies that wan't to offer me services that I don't want. I ...
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Is there a reliable way to tell if my call is blocked by the call recipient?

I want to know if my calls are being blocked by number xxx-xxxxxxxx and if so log the data. Is there a reliable way to tell if my call is blocked by the call recipient?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...