Simple Call Blocker is a utility that lets you block unwanted calls to your iPhone.
It allows you to add individual numbers, or ranges of numbers, that you wish to block to the blacklist.
You may also whitelist numbers or ranges of numbers, so that they will not be blocked by this app, even if they are in the blacklist.
Optionally, you may also whitelist all of your phone's contacts.
## Does the app contain a list of known phone spammers to block?
No. Simple Call Blocker does not provide or maintain a known spammers blacklist. There are several other iOS call blockers that do, which you can use for free, if that feature is important to you. You may use Simple Call Blocker in conjunction with one of those other apps to blacklist additional numbers.
## Why would I use this app?
1. Simple Call Blocker allows you to block a range of phone numbers, to help prevent “neighbor spam”, for free. Other apps may let you blacklist individual phone numbers, but require an in-app purchase or paid subscription to block ranges of numbers.
2. Simple Call Blocker does not collect your personal information. You do not need to provide it access to you contacts for the whitelist to work (though the “whitelist contacts” will not work). In contrast, some call blockers require a subscription or even a login to their web service in order to work.
3. Simple Call Blocker is designed to be very simple and reliable. In contrast, with many call blockers, it is hard to determine how many numbers are in the blacklist, whether or not the “Call Directory app extension” is loaded, and so on.
Simple Call Blocker does not collect any of your information, period. No data within the app or accessed by the app is ever transmitted to the developer.
- Support for iOS 13 system-wide dark mode.
Ratings and Reviews
It seems to work fairly well as a simple black/white list. Blocked calls go straight to VM which is perfect. The blocked calls do not show up in call history and they don’t trigger a missed call notification so you never get a “red dot” for missed calls. This seems like a flaw to me and it would be better if the missed calls were still visible. Ideally this could be a toggled behavior to allow user choice. A “block all unknown” (default deny) would be a nice feature but I would not enable that unless I could see the blocked calls. It would be nice to be able to add numbered to the black/white list from the iPhone “Phone” app but that integration might be complicated or possibly not permitted.
Eureka, it works!
I have been plagued with the “neighbor number” spam phone calls, to the point of wondering is it worth changing my phone number. Looked at other call blockers, but reading their “privacy” policy made you wonder if the cure was worse than the disease, not to mention the subscription costs. Stumbled across this app and thought I’d give it a try. It’s completely free, no stupid subscriptions, and it respects your privacy. I have used it to block about 6-8 number ranges, and my phone has become silent. Basic app, simple to use, does one thing, but does it really well. Can’t say thank you enough.
OMG Soooooo gooooood!!!!
I kept getting spam calls from this one phone number that kept changing the last 4 digits of the phone number every time I would block them. But thanks to this app, I was able to put in a range of numbers so even if the spam caller changes the last 4 digits of their fake number, the app blocks it so the call can't come through!!! Yay!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.