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    Default privacy settings

    Is there a way to block emails, texts and notifications during sleep time? I want to just be able to get emergency texts or phone calls from a few people. I know the apple product has it, but I am not sure if my S3 does

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorroth1 View Post
    Is there a way to block emails, texts and notifications during sleep time? I want to just be able to get emergency texts or phone calls from a few people. I know the apple product has it, but I am not sure if my S3 does

    Thanks
    Settings>My Device>Blocking Mode(the field, not the on/off switch)>On>Set Time>Allowed contacts>Custom>Add to list.

    Enjoy the peace!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardchest View Post
    Settings>My Device>Blocking Mode(the field, not the on/off switch)>On>Set Time>Allowed contacts>Custom>Add to list.

    Enjoy the peace!
    But does that allow me to specify who i allow

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardchest View Post
    Settings>My Device>Blocking Mode(the field, not the on/off switch)>On>Set Time>Allowed contacts>Custom>Add to list.

    Enjoy the peace!
    I do not see my device

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorroth1 View Post
    But does that allow me to specify who i allow

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    You can create a list of contacts who can "bust through" the Block.
    Two ways to get into Blocking Mode settings:
    1:Slide down Notification shade and press this:
    privacy settings-5.jpg
    Then press and hold this(may not be in the same order as mine):
    privacy settings-6.jpg
    or 2:
    Press the Menu button on the home screen and select (System) Settings and get this screen, then select My Device:
    privacy settings-1.jpg
    Once you get in the My Device screen, scroll until you see:
    privacy settings-2.jpg
    Press where I put the arrow's point.


    Using either method will take you to the following screen

    You'll see this at the top:
    privacy settings-3.jpg
    Activate Blocking Mode(top arrow), Select "Custom" from "Allowed contacts" field(middle arrow), add which contacts you want to allow through the block in the "Allowed contact list"(bottom arrow):
    privacy settings-4.jpg
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    I believe that in one of the Verizon Updates this feature was removed because Verizon offers a "pay" service to do that now. I have an older post referencing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firedog1247 View Post
    Blocking mode after new Verizon update

    I believe that in one of the Verizon Updates this feature was removed because Verizon offers a "pay" service to do that now. I have an older post referencing this.
    Thanks, firedog. Never thought US Cell would out service anyone....
    Here's an app that should do it - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...abooze.buzzoff
    It's free and has a good rating ratio. Says compatible with my model of S3, not sure about Verizon model.


    (I added your link for the OP to see your solution - Here's the link to the app you chose, and I assume is compatible w/ Verizon S3 - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.sleeping)
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    THANKS!!!! That was a HUGE help

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