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Permanently Deleting blocked numbers from the phone

(Topic created: 03-04-2022 08:10 AM)
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Members_Jt15tT1
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I have a need to permanently delete the numbers that I have blocked from my phone. Not Unblock,  but totally remove any trace of the number from my phone.

How can that be done? 

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PaperStation
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I'm not against your reasoning for wanting it but if you understand how call blocking works the system will either use a black list or white list system. If you truly want to not have any list kept I would recommend you consider going the white listing method. Set the phone to only allow numbers in your contacts to come through instead of blocking individual numbers. There is no way for the phone to block a number and not keep a list to remember your desired preference. Your other options might be to look if you can block it from the carrier side that way you won't have to deal with seeing the number on your phone.

There will always be a list, but if your use case is that you simply don't want to see the numbers you can press the 3 dot menu in recent tab and choose hide blocked calls but a black list will always store the numbers you want block on the phone.

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Anonymous
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In the message app? Or the phone app?
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Members_Jt15tT1
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The message app is what I am currently addressing but I would like to know how to perform the same task under the phone app.

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client14htsmsg
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No joke- what's the difference? This is a good question they asked; however, I don't even know the difference.
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Anonymous
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You shouldn't be on other people's accounts
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PaperStation
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How do you expect the phone to know what numbers to block if you delete it. Blocking numbers uses a black list type of filter so it will require a list of numbers you want blocked.

Your other option would be to switch it to a white list ie making it block all unknown/private numbers but I don't see that as ideal you might block important texts or verification texts from banks etc
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Members_Jt15tT1
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Actually, in this case, the phone would internalize all blocked numbers so that they could not be seen. This addresses a specific issue and may not work for all users, but it could be a highly useful option.

 

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PaperStation
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and what if you want to unblock a number if you don't want a list to be ever seen or kept on record? or show have you seen a phone that doesn't keep a list cause on both Android and iOS I have seen a list remain present
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Members_Jt15tT1
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This is for a specif requirement to remove all traces of numbers that are being used to harass and take advantage of an individual who is not able to defend themselves. There is no other what if here. We need it to be totally removed. Period.

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PaperStation
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I'm not against your reasoning for wanting it but if you understand how call blocking works the system will either use a black list or white list system. If you truly want to not have any list kept I would recommend you consider going the white listing method. Set the phone to only allow numbers in your contacts to come through instead of blocking individual numbers. There is no way for the phone to block a number and not keep a list to remember your desired preference. Your other options might be to look if you can block it from the carrier side that way you won't have to deal with seeing the number on your phone.

There will always be a list, but if your use case is that you simply don't want to see the numbers you can press the 3 dot menu in recent tab and choose hide blocked calls but a black list will always store the numbers you want block on the phone.