Excellent tool to block Spammers using Neighbor Spoofing by defining prefixes of numbers similar to your number.
No registration, no subscription, just pay once and use!
Allows you to block spammers using phone number prefixes. Forget about unwanted calls, SMS and MMS, and spammers spoofing tricks.
No subscriptions, pay once and use for any ranges you need!
Now the app supports blocking up to 70,000,000 phone numbers - whole 7 area codes in the USA! 50 millions - right after buying, and additional 20 millions after buying in/app purchase (Extra call blocker extensions)
WideProtect was mentioned on:
- Mac Geek Gab Podcast (https://www.macobserver.com/show/mac-geek-gab)
- LifeHacker (https://lifehacker.com)
- Beebom (https://beebom.com/how-to-block-spam-calls-a-complete-guide/)
Don't forget to give permissions:
- to block numbers to all 35 WideProtect extensions through iPhone Settings: Phone: Call Blocking & Identification.
- to filter SMS and MMS to WideProtect extension through iPhone Settings: Messages: Unknown & Spam.
The app requires iPhone 5s and higher, iOS 10 and higher (iOS 11 for SMS and MMS blocking).
Use Help button to see details about how the app works and watch video instruction, and please write email to me (email@example.com) in case of some troubles or questions. Thank you all!
- Do not remove the app from iPhone memory while it's updating blocking list - but you can do it after updating.
- Blocked calls may be forwarded to voicemail, as it works on mobile operator side (contact your mobile operator for details).
- If you use 'Do Not Disturb' mode, blocked calls may appear silently on Home screen and in Recently list - to avoid it disable DND mode.
- Sometimes iOS does not display WideProtect extensions in iPhone Settings immediately - in this case just add needed prefix to the app, then wait for 1-2 minutes, and then go to iPhone Settings.
Added 10 extra extensions, so now the app can block up to 80 millions numbers!
And, as always, I am asking you to use this only if you really need it - the more phone numbers you block, the more time it takes (to update system block list).
Thank you all for using WideProtect, for your support and suggestions to improve the app!
If you like WideProtect, rate it please in App Store, I will be grateful to you!
Ratings and Reviews
Works great - 20 spam calls a day down to 1-3 a month
Could be more efficient if the app took into account the NPA numbering plan rules. i.e. Prefixes can’t start with a 1 or 0, and the second two digits can’t be 11. If the app considered applying the rules and didn’t filter invalid NPA/NXX numbers you could then filter more valid numbers. Also might be nice to be able to white list/exclude a range, like if you know the number block your local government or hospital uses.
The app can crash and the only way to recover is to delete the app, backup and restore your phone and then reinstall the app. Need a way to “reset” the app so you don’t have to do this if it start to fail when updating.
99% of the spam calls came from local area codes. I was able to block all of those, with an exception for those numbers in my contact list. 10-30 spam calls a day, most with spoofed local numbers, went to 1-3 a month.
Callers can still leave a voice message that I can check/delete after looking at the transcription.
Call Protect/HiYa catches the national non-local spam calls so I haven’t gotten a single spam call in over a month now.
Have to make sure the app is running in the background, no issue with battery life, and let it fully update its block lists which can take some time.
I wish Apple would let a developer make an app where you can white list your contacts and block everything else, until then this is the next best thing.
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for your review!
Unique Outstanding Design App!
I would really like to take a moment to talk about this Unique App. The Developer has put a great deal of Time hard work and a little love into this app! The software looks simple for you myself and our family, but trust me it’s not! The coding of this software takes a great deal of time like I said before to protect you myself and our family from people who invented the words Scam Fraud and Telemarketing Robo calls! They want our money, and our Identity the Developer has put this app out here for a protection system way to stop those calls! The Scam people change their number as fast as the Developer stops them !! But I believe the Developer is on top of them by the many updates that are being made and the fact the app works! I truly thank the Developer and Tip my Hat to Him. I hope if you read this you will download this app and give it a try! I don’t believe you will be sorry! ( really ) well time for this ole Body to move on “ so they say “ but one more time Thanks Mr. Developer for a great outstanding unique app and caring about all of us! You truly are a unique person! Thanks
I’m on an iPhone 13 Pro Max. I was getting daily spam calls and robo calls. And even spam porn email text messages. I tried so many spam blockers. Even the really popular ones. They don’t work or cover both calls and email texts. Thought I would give this app a try. It works! For text messages you just type in or copy and paste the messages into the app and it stops any texts with similar words from coming through. And now I have gone days without getting one spam call. I will block entire area codes where most were coming from. If I don’t know anyone or have family in that area no need to allow calls from that area. So they get blocked. You have to follow directions in the app. Allow permissions for this app in your phone settings. And make sure you turn on permission for your contacts in the app so none get blocked. I really don’t understand how it’s not working for some users if they follow directions and give all the permissions within the phone settings. It a long list of permissions but every one needs to be turned on.
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for your review, I am glad that the app is helping you!
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- Valerii Andrusyk
- 12 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
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- In-App Purchases
- Extra call blocker extensions $4.99
- Donation $1.99