If you have people you don’t wish to receive messages or calls from, it can be difficult to find blocking applications which actually work. If you happen to have a jailbroken iPhone, though, the answer is crystal clear: iBlackList. This is the best call blocker and sms selector available for the iPhone, as Reza shows you.
The application is seriously easy to set up and use – no muss, no fuss. There are several cool features, as well:
- Call and SMS blocking facility (Including Unknown/Restricted ID callers)
- Protects your privacy by Password
- Unlimited number of contacts per list
- Works with black and white lists concept
- Parental Control with silent record storage
- Popup removal from lock screen for lost events (Privacy), keeping the sound/vibration notifications
- Auto Reply SMS for SMS feature, where the system will send your custom SMS text to filtered messages
- Independent history, where blocked/filtered events will be stored for later visualization. Please note your setup needs to be correct in order to store records on this history
- Individual Scheduler for each list
- Four types of action for calls, which varies from send the caller to voicemail to completely ignore
At this point, you may be wondering why in the heck you would want to bother paying for and installing this app. After all, you can simply ignore the call if you see a number you don’t recognize or like, right? Using something such as iBlackList make life SO much simpler, though. You can choose which numbers to completely ignore, which ones to send directly to voice mail AND keep a log of every action made.
One use for this app is something I hadn’t thought of, but was brought up to me by another person: using it in court. Perhaps you have someone who is literally stalking you… or a person you have a restraining order against who continues trying to contact you. By sending these particular calls to voicemail or ignoring them and still having accurate date/time-stamped records, you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that someone isn’t doing what they should be.
What other uses can you come up with to make an app such as this worth your time and money? Which ones are you using to help you manage your phone life?