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    Question How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    Hi, I'm trying to block all calls except those in my Contact list. Is there any way this can be done inside Android, or is this something only an app can do? If possible, I'd like to avoid such apps.

    edit: Recently I've been getting unwanted calls about once-a-day, and the phone number is always different.
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    Default Re: How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    check your phone settings for parental controls. Not sure if the GN3 has them but phones that do can be set to only accept calls from contacts, but I believe it restricts calls to contacts as well. However you may be able to enter a code to by-pass such a block if you needed to call out side of your list. It will likely be in security settings if the GN3 has this option. If not check with T-Mobile and see if they offer a similar service. Verizon does, but I think it costs.
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    Default Re: How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    Try:

    Settings>Device>Blocking Mode.
    Set time to always
    Set Allowed contacts to All Contacts.

    I believe that should only allow those in your contacts to call or message you. I haven't tried it but see if it works.
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    Default Re: How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deke218 View Post
    Try:

    Settings>Device>Blocking Mode.
    Set time to always
    Set Allowed contacts to All Contacts.

    I believe that should only allow those in your contacts to call or message you. I haven't tried it but see if it works.
    I just set this up, looks promising! This makes me wonder, why isn't this grouped under 'Call' options? Is it because it is also able to block notifications, alarms, and the LED indicator?

    This is going a little beyond the main question I asked, but is there a way to possibly block MMS too?

    By the way, awesome avatar Deke218.
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    Default Re: How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    Thanks... Try this:

    SMS>Settings>More>Spam Message Settings>Click Spam Settings and Click Block Unknown Senders.

    Or select Add to spam numbers and enter a list of numbers to block

    Or select to spam phrases and enter a phrase that may show up in a unwanted messages.
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    Default Re: How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deke218 View Post
    Thanks... Try this:

    SMS>Settings>More>Spam Message Settings>Click Spam Settings and Click Block Unknown Senders.

    Or select Add to spam numbers and enter a list of numbers to block

    Or select to spam phrases and enter a phrase that may show up in a unwanted messages.
    Thanks, will look into that.

    It is hard for me to block calls individually, I get calls on a daily basis from a different number. I enabled Blocking Mode and only disabled incoming calls, but this also seems to block text message notifications along with the LED I've set for it.
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    Default Re: How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    Thank you! This works perfectly to block unwanted calls from sales people.
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    Default Re: How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    I realize that this a very old forum but I use aFirewall call and sms blocker and it's amazing! I've never had a problem with it only letting through my contacts and blocking everyone else. Let me know if you try it out!
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    Default Re: How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    Murphy Day, I wish I could hug you! Someone was spoofing with my number I guess, and I got about 400 calls in 45 minutes from people who said I had called them. Cell carrier was absolutely no help, they even suggested that I change my number that I've had for years and years! Installed the app and limited incoming calls and SMS to my contacts, and now everything is fine. Huge relief!
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    Default Re: How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    Quote Originally Posted by Double44 View Post
    Hi, I'm trying to block all calls except those in my Contact list. Is there any way this can be done inside Android, or is this something only an app can do? If possible, I'd like to avoid such apps.

    edit: Recently I've been getting unwanted calls about once-a-day, and the phone number is always different.
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    Default Re: How to block all calls except those in Contact list?

    I dont know if this works but if you tap on the phone icon then hit more in upper right corner and find your block list and in there youll find a switch that says block anonymous calls turn that on

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