Now here’s a slick little trick fresh off the boat from those wacky folks at Macworld that will have you wondering, “why didn’t I think of that?”
You know how you get tons of calls each week or month that are from solicitors, political pollsters, and that weird uncle who will just not leave you alone? Well, if you get those calls on your iPhone, here’s a neat way to avoid having to answer the phone to figure out who’s calling.
Each time an unknown number comes into your iPhone, answer it. If it’s one of the calls you don’t want to receive, hang up and then tap into the Recent Calls area of the Phone app, and tap the little right arrow next to that phone number. Now, you can create a new contact called “Don’t Answer,” or “Unwanted Caller.”
The next time a new unrecognized number comes in, answer it, and then hang up again if it’s a call you don’t want to take, ever. Now, tap through to the Recent Calls section again, and this time, when you hit that little arrow, you want to Add to Existing Contact. Scroll through the contacts your iPhone will present, and tap on the contact you created in the step above. Now, the second number is added to the Unwanted Caller contact, so the next time they call, you’ll know not to answer.
Of course, it won’t work if the number is blocked, or they change numbers, but keep adding what you can. Over time, you’ll build up quite a little list of numbers in that Contact, and that’s a good thing.
- Via Macworld Hints