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  1. chestvrg's Avatar
    does the Nexus 5 have a native feature to block calls and text w/o having to buy a 3rd party app just like iphone iOS7 now has such feature to block unwanted calls or text. The brief moment that I had my Nexus 5, I spent a lot of time searching for the native feature and I didn't find it, had to download a 3rd party app instead.
    11-11-2013 03:13 AM
  2. jclake's Avatar
    What app did you install?
    11-11-2013 06:49 AM
  3. Michael_CS's Avatar
    does the Nexus 5 have a native feature to block calls and text w/o having to buy a 3rd party app just like iphone iOS7 now has such feature to block unwanted calls or text. The brief moment that I had my Nexus 5, I spent a lot of time searching for the native feature and I didn't find it, had to download a 3rd party app instead.
    I know that you can send calls from specific people directly to voicemail. I suppose that is more like "screening" than blocking.

    As for blocking text? No idea.
    11-11-2013 08:00 AM
  4. chestvrg's Avatar
    What app did you install?
    I don't quite remember, I think it was called "call block", but the fact is that I believe android kit Kay would have such feature as iOS7 has in its native OS. It doesn't. It makes me wonder if these 3rd party apps are contributing to more battery drain of the device.
    11-11-2013 08:49 AM
  5. patruns's Avatar
    No, it does not have that feature natively. I use the paid version of Norton Security Anti-virus which includes this feature.
    11-11-2013 09:43 AM
  6. Jonneh's Avatar
    "Mr. Number" is 3rd party, but it's free, not paid.
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    11-11-2013 09:45 AM
  7. chestvrg's Avatar
    "Mr. Number" is 3rd party, but it's free, not paid.
    Thank you so much.
    11-11-2013 09:57 AM
  8. Jonneh's Avatar
    You're welcome! I think Jerry Hildenbrand might've recommended it one day (though don't quote me on that). Either way, it's great.
    11-11-2013 10:19 AM
  9. chestvrg's Avatar
    You're welcome! I think Jerry Hildenbrand might've recommended it one day (though don't quote me on that). Either way, it's great.
    LOL ok.
    11-11-2013 10:41 AM
  10. jsarino's Avatar
    Nice tip on that 3rd party app! I happened to be looking for a call blocking feature too...wasn't this feature in a previous version of the OS? Jelly Bean maybe? I thought one of the AC guys did a write-up on how to use that feature.

    Edit: I came across this 3rd party app for call blocking (Call Control), seems to get pretty good user reviews: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...erycallcontrol
    12-06-2013 09:52 AM
  11. chestvrg's Avatar
    Yes call control. There are plenty of them, but for some reason on the stock android Nexus5 that feature is not built-in (would be nice)
    12-06-2013 11:26 AM
  12. canuck68's Avatar
    Using Mr Number. Seems pretty good so far.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    12-06-2013 11:27 PM
  13. chestvrg's Avatar
    Yes I know. So many apps for this function when it should be standard in stock android.
    12-07-2013 02:02 PM
  14. sbenson's Avatar
    does the Nexus 5 have a native feature to block calls and text w/o having to buy a 3rd party app just like iphone iOS7 now has such feature to block unwanted calls or text. The brief moment that I had my Nexus 5, I spent a lot of time searching for the native feature and I didn't find it, had to download a 3rd party app instead.
    Actually, yes, the Nexus 5 does have native call blocking...or rather, automatically sending calls to Voicemail.

    If you combine this feature with blocking the number within Google Voice, you can completely block a number.

    If you're interested, this is what I did. I created a new group within my People app and named it "Blocked Numbers." Now whenever a number calls me that I don't know or want to black list, I save that number as a contact and add it to my Blocked Numbers group. Now go into that group and select the number you want to block (do this for each number), when the contact card comes up, tap the menu button and check the box for "All calls to voicemail." This specific number will never ring through your phone again, and instead will be sent directly to voicemail.

    Now, if you want this number to skip your voicemail as well and you're a Google Voice user, do the following. Log into Google Voice from your web browser and go to your inbox. Find the message/number that you previously blacklisted above and click "more" (bottom of your message, next to Call and Text) and then select "Block caller." Once this is done, the number will never ring through your phone and will never reach your voicemail inbox. Enjoy.
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    12-17-2013 01:33 PM
  15. patruns's Avatar
    That seems to be a lot of trouble to go through just to block a number when there are several paid and free apps that will do it, not to mention you have to install and configure Google Voice to do it.
    12-17-2013 02:40 PM
  16. sbenson's Avatar
    That seems to be a lot of trouble to go through just to block a number when there are several paid and free apps that will do it, not to mention you have to install and configure Google Voice to do it.
    Well it's free and the majority of people who are tech savvy enough to consider call blocking will have Google Voice already installed. I got this entire thing setup and had a dozen numbers blocked in about 2 minutes. Couldn't be much easier.

    Also, this will still work without GV, it will just skip your phone and go straight to your native voicemail.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    12-17-2013 09:11 PM
  17. chestvrg's Avatar
    What about text messages?
    12-17-2013 11:26 PM
  18. sbenson's Avatar
    What about text messages?
    No idea, I only use this to block telemarketers.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    12-18-2013 10:11 AM
  19. chestvrg's Avatar
    Thank you.
    12-18-2013 11:07 AM
  20. anhng's Avatar
    "Mr. Number" is 3rd party, but it's free, not paid.
    This app did not work on my Nexus 5.
    I'm still finding an app to block spam sms. Nothing works so far.

    I used to use call sms blocker on my nexus 4 with android 4.3 but sadly it does not work on Kitkat.
    12-18-2013 03:50 PM
  21. Jonneh's Avatar
    This app did not work on my Nexus 5.
    Strange, it works on mine.
    12-19-2013 11:52 AM
  22. Tommy Cooper's Avatar
    Mr Number didnt work on my nexus 5, tried a few none seem to work except root call blocker but that drained my battery really fast.
    12-30-2013 03:32 AM
  23. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Mr Number didnt work on my nexus 5, tried a few none seem to work except root call blocker but that drained my battery really fast.
    Are you rooted?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 via Tapatalk 2
    Try The Thank You Button, Thank You!
    12-30-2013 05:20 AM
  24. Jun Ke's Avatar
    Actually, yes, the Nexus 5 does have native call blocking...or rather, automatically sending calls to Voicemail.
    If you combine this feature with blocking the number within Google Voice, you can completely block a number.
    If you're interested, this is what I did. ......... Enjoy.
    Same basic idea but easier implementation:

    On the phone:
    - Create a contact named Banned (could be anything else too like blocked)...
    - Add all numbers you want to block to it.
    - Check the "All calls to voicemail" check box in top right menu of the contact.

    On Google voice page:
    - Goto Inbox (viz the home page once you login to google.com/voice)
    - Pick and call from contact "Banned". Click "more" and "Block caller"

    In future whenever you want to block any new number, just add them to the contact "Banned".
    Simplest way to add: Goto your recent call list / call history, click the photo like square on left of the number you want to ban, click the top rectangle in the contact page (with a small + sign), which will open your contacts, now select "Banned" to add this number to it.
    If you're impatient like me, you can goto Settings->Accounts->Google->Account you use for GoogleVoice and force the sync (full or only contacts), to push the updates you made on your phone's contact list to Google Voice immediately.
    01-23-2014 11:52 AM
  25. Daniel Serodio's Avatar
    That's a good start, but my problem is mainly with unwanted SMS spam. Any ideas on how to block SMS from some numbers?
    01-24-2014 03:47 PM
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