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Old 09-19-2013, 02:09 AM
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iPhone users get some "No Contact" help with the new iOS7 update

Last night I update my iPhone with the new iOS7 that was just released. I came across the following web article about one of its new features, and thought I would share with my friends here at SR:

“Surely, there’s got to be a way to block phone numbers”, said every iPhone user ever.

Really, just type “How to b” into Google and let it autocomplete. First result? “How to block a number”. Second result? “How to block a number on iPhone”. Third result? “How to be happy”. This feature is in greater demand than happiness! Happiness!

With iOS 7, it’s finally a pretty straightforward process to block people from calling, messaging, or FaceTime-ing (FaceTiming? Facing? Agh.) you. You can find the block list at Settings > Phone > Blocked, Settings > Messages > Blocked, or Settings > Facetime > Blocked. Note, however, that the block list is universal — block them in the phone settings, and they’re blocked on FaceTime, too.
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Good info, thanks! That's very sad about happiness coming third, though.
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My update failed at 1st, and worked 2nd time. Delighted with the call blocker.

Not tried it with the OH yet.
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The "how to be happy" solutions comes with OS8...
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The "how to be happy" solutions comes with OS8...


Thanks for sharing the tips, Crazed!
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Lillamy, you make me laugh!

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I keep trying to ask Siri out for a date, but she keeps telling me that I am too codependent and need to spend some more time working on myself before she will consider it

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My qualifier just goes to a pay phone.
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Google must be following my surfing habits. "how to be happy" came fourth, under "how to bake salmon" and "how to block a number".

Interestingly enough "how to be emotionally available" was first. Ouch!



P.S. My daughter asked Siri if she wanted to have our obnoxious dog, and the response was "I don't have many 'wants'!" Kudos for the programmers!
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i keep trying to ask siri out for a date, but she keeps telling me that i am too codependent and need to spend some more time working on myself before she will consider it

lmao
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I keep trying to ask Siri out for a date, but she keeps telling me that I am too codependent and need to spend some more time working on myself before she will consider it

I have a Korean phone.

Samsung.

On it, some Bar Girl pops up and asks -- "Need a date, Joe?"

[yeah, I know, I am going Hell. Must need a meeting. ]
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Im glad I saw this info....so I have an iphone 5 ( novice at using the silly thing) can someone tell me how/where to get this program......I suck at technology
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Originally Posted by Tuffgirl View Post
Google must be following my surfing habits. "how to be happy" came fourth, under "how to bake salmon" and "how to block a number".

Interestingly enough "how to be emotionally available" was first. Ouch!
I get "how to boil eggs", "how to block a number", "how to boil corn" and "how to bake chicken". Apparently happiness isn't even on my list.
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I get "how to boil eggs", "how to block a number", "how to boil corn" and "how to bake chicken". Apparently happiness isn't even on my list.
But at least you will eat well.

One thing and one day at a time.
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I got "How to tie a tie", "How to Twerk", and "How to Cook Quinoa". LOL!
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"How to Cook Quinoa". LOL!
Well this IS the International Year of Quinoa . . .


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How to b...

Boil an egg
Be happy
Braid hair

Right...the fundamentals of life! Lol.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:38 AM
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The blocked caller can call your phone, leave a message and text you. However, you will not receive any of it and they will not know they are blocked. Just wanted to share.
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