Telephone calls from telemarketing people can be irritating at some times. If you want to screen a particular number from your cell phone contact list then you should know how to do it. If you have tried and you are not able to then you can always call up your phone service provider and ask them to block phone calls and messages from specific numbers. There is a Do Not Disturb feature for iPhones, which run on iOS 6 and there is a group feature in android phones.
Screening Unwanted Calls On iPhones
A simple way through which you can block callers on your iPhone is by setting a particular ringtone to all the numbers in your contacts, and you can set a default ringtone for other unwanted calls. In this way, you will be able to answer the phone when the 1st caller tune plays you will know that it is from someone you know, and you can ignore the default ringtone. You can set a silent ringtone as your default ringtone, so this way you will not be disturbed. The iPhone does not let you set a ringtone for contact groups; you can do this on the Android though. If you are using an iPhone then you can add the phone numbers from which you will want to get calls to Favorite list, and after that you can make use Don Not Disturb for your other contacts.
In order to make use of Do Not Disturb for your iPhone, you will have to go to the Setting app. Select Notifications, and then click Do Not Disturb. You then have to set the scheduled the toggle in ON position and change From - To according to your preference. Then you need to select Allow Calls and then select Favorites. Then you will have to toggle the setting of Repeated calls to ON. You will then have to make sure that the numbers from whom you wish to take calls are present in the Favorites List. Adding contacts to Favorites is very simple, you just have to open your contacts, and click “Add to Favorites”.
Screening Unwanted Calls On Android Phones
If you have an Android phone, then it will not take you much time to screen calls. You can always create a group which will consist of the numbers from whom you want to receive calls. If you have Android-4, then you will have to open the Contacts list, choose the option Groups, then you will have to click on the menu, and press Create. After you have created your group, you will have to name it. Later if you wish to add more members to your group, then it can be easily done, just by clicking the “Add member” option.
For android phones, there is also a Blocking mode, which you can make use of. In order to use it, you will have to go to home screen then click the on main menu. Then you will have to click and Settings, and select the Blocking Mode. You will have to add those contacts that you wish to block, and then press Done after you have finished.