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    How can you bar a number on iphone?
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    I think this is something you have to go through your network to do.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    I think this is something you have to go through your network to do.
    Gofre is correct. You cannot block calls received as this will have to be done by your carrier to actually prevent the call coming to your phone, iOS does not have a call blocking feature. Usually there is a charge to block/bar certain numbers.

    There are however other solutions such as adding the number to your contacts and then assigning a personal ringtone/notification to it so that it effectively doesn't disturb you by ringing or vibrating (though it may interfere with whatever you was doing on your phone). OSX Daily has a good guide on how to set this up using the 'Do Not Disturb' feature to achieve this: http://osxdaily.com/2013/01/03/block...k-number-list/

    There are also a few other ways, but most require jailbreaking.
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    The only way is with jailbreaking as mentioned above. I use an app called iBlacklist, available on Cydia (amongst other things, a little bit like the jailbreak equivalent of an appstore.) This app is unfortunately a paid app but will block calls / texts and has some useful options... I can't recall offhand but I think it's the only "call-barring" app available at present.

    Jailbreaking is not illegal for interoperability purposes, only for copyright infringments, but will void any warranty you may have on your handset and can also essentially turn your device into a "brick" if you're not careful and at the least, a little bit tech savvy. I don't feel that going into the whole jailbreaking explanation / debate is appropriate for this forum but I will advise that you read up on it fully before deciding if it's a route you wanna go down.
 
 
 
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