Enabling or Disabling Call & SMS Blocking Features

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Call & SMS Blocking allows you to filter calls and text messages from undesirable or unknown sources. SMS, or Short Message Service, is the text communication service used for your mobile device.

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Once you enter a phone number into the blocked list, calls from that number are sent directly to voicemail and text messages are simply blocked. If SecureAnywhere Mobile blocks a call or text, it displays a notification.
Note: The Call & SMS Blocking feature is not available on tablets without phone capabilities.

For added control over incoming calls and texts, Call & SMS Blocking includes these additional settings:

  • Block Unidentified Numbers - Calls from unknown contacts are sent directly to voicemail. Texts from unknown contacts are blocked.
  • Block Malicious SMS - Text messages that include a link to a malicious website  are always blocked, even if the sender is a legitimate contact. Malicious websites might have viruses, malware, or phishing methods.  If a text message includes a link to a suspicious website, one that could not be classified as malicious, but may contain threats, it allows the text to be received. If you click on the link, a yellow warning appears and allows you to  decide if you want to proceed.

To disable or enable Call & SMS Blocking features:

  1. From the main SecureAnywhere Mobile panel, tap Identity & Privacy from the bottom.
  2. Tap Call & SMS Blocking. An ON button displays next to each feature if it is turned on.
  3. Tap the button to turn the feature ON or OFF.

To create a blocked list:

  1. From the Call & SMS Blocking panel, tap Blocked Numbers at the bottom. The panel displays any numbers you previously entered in the Blocked list.
  2. To add a number or a short code that you want blocked, select the Menu button on your mobile device, then tap one of these options:
    • Add Number
    • Pick from Contacts  
    • Pick from Call Log  
    • Pick from Text Messages
  3. When you enter a number, make sure it includes all 10 digits, including the area code.
    • Once you place a number in the Blocked List, calls from that number are sent directly to voicemail.
    • Text messages are blocked. SecureAnywhere Mobile displays a message about the blocked call in the Notification bar at the top of your device.
    • Tap the message to get more information about the blocked message.
  4. To view a log of all the calls and texts you have previously blocked, return to the Call & SMS Blocking panel and tap Block Log.