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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.
    Last edited by Double44; 01-16-2014 at 06:44 PM.
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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.
    Last edited by Double44; 01-16-2014 at 06:39 PM.
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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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