The iPhone is a very capable device, but it lacks the ability to blacklist phone calls and text messages from certain users. This feature may not seem pertinent to the average user, but it can be used to block bothersome solicitors or telemarketers. Unfortunately, there are no blacklist applications currently available on the app store, though there is one available through Cydia, the application installer for jailbroken iPhones. If you are willing to jailbreak your iPhone, installing a blacklist program is easy.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Download and install blackra1n by following the link in the Resources section below. Open blackra1n and plug your iPhone into your computer. Select "Make it ra1n" to jailbreak your iPhone.
Once your iPhone has finished jailbreaking, tap "blackra1n" from the home screen. Select "Cydia" and tap "Install."
Tap "Cydia" from the homescreen and then tap search. Type in "iBlacklist" and tap the result.
Tap "Install." Allow the iPhone to install iBlacklist.
Tap "iBlacklist" from the homescreen. Make sure that the enabled option is toggled to on. If it is, iBlacklist is activated and ready to accept blacklisted numbers.
Tips and warnings
- Jailbreaking your iPhone is safe and can be undone by restoring its settings to default in iTunes.
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