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Nokia updates Call+SMS filtering with general improvements and bug fixes

Nokia SMS Call

Did you know that on your Nokia Windows Phone (since GDR2 and Amber) you're able to block unwanted contact from numbers through SMS and call filtering? It's a neat settings area, providing you with some power to prevent people from contacting you who you wish not to do so. Today, we've been alerted to a small update being pushed to the store.

Call+SMS filter has been bumped to version, which includes just general fixes and improvements. While you can't get excited for new features, it's good to see the manufacturer addressing issues consumers are experiencing.

You can check for updates for the system app on supported Lumia Windows Phones by hitting this link, scanning the QR code below or using an app like SysApp Pusher. Thanks to everyone who tipped us!

QR: Call+SMS Filter



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This is one of my lumia features i love

jmunchies1 says:

Agreed. Use it all the time.

Xaphoon148 says:

Using it a lot :)
Hope they fix Play to soon also, miss it on the 1020 :(

That's why Nokia has the majority of the market share on windows phone. If Samsung or HTC dedicated as much time to the echo system as Nokia has then may be the Nokia & Microsoft deal might have not taken place.

Arsenic17 says:

Lol at "echo system" haha

Why would in say that??? Eco not echo..
and platform rather than ecosystem... Hope you enjoyed that... Smh.

mase123987 says:

Never use it but glad to see continuous support.

DVELOPinc says:

Quite possibly one of my favorite features on my phone now thanks to the idiot girl out there that has used my phone number to sign up for every payday loan on the planet. Glad to see it being updated and maintained no matter how minor an update.

procen says:

LMAO! Why don't you change your number instead of having to put up with unwanted callers?

DVELOPinc says:

I changed it once already but the ridiculous charge Tmobile charges you for changing your number can add up.

It feels faster...

edjr07 says:

Definitely more flowy

syncros9 says:

Can anyone with a 822 or 928 verify if this works? Current version doesn't do anything on either of these devices if you add a number to the blocked calls, the blocked numbers can still call and leave voicemail. The SMS feature however does work.

Appears to work on my 822.

pqschipper says:

Yes, it works on my 928.  Calls and SMS are blocked but the caller can still leave a voicemail.

syncros9 says:

Thanks for the clarification. Wish it would block the call altogether without the ability to leave vm. Have to go with the VZ account level of number blocking to achieve this..

xrs22 says:

Go to the number that called and hold down and it will give you the option to block.

Narr says:

Yep, I still have blocked numbers' SMS flashing up on my screen. Not only does it not block the SMS it shows the damn message.

Brenda Smeby says:

I can't even get the blocked calls feature on my 928, Long press on the number in history only brings up the option to delete and I can't find it under Extras and Info. I did find a new file on my skydrive this morning named call-sms-filter.xap which has never been there before, and I ran the update to install extras and info update after I found that file, but call filtering. I really need this function. Its the only thing I miss about my Droid. :(


Waiting in a fix to Network+ (last update removed call forwarding/call waiting) and Play To, which doesn't work at all.

pazces84 says:

This feature doesn't work at all on my Lumia 520. When I try to use it I just get a black screen. Hope this update fixes the issue somehow.

Update: It now works fine after installing the update.

ejlee072006 says:

I love it,bye collectors!!! Haahaha

NYRbeezer says:

You all realize that you can still go into the app and see the blocked calls and messages right?  It doesn't really block them, it just blocks you from seeing them, making you think you never got anything.

procen says:

At leats it's not ringing your ears off, it just kicked them off.

walter1832 says:

Are they able to leave voicemails?

Jakez98 says:

Who needs SysApp Pusher when we have the WPCentral app? Haha!

bkbkjbb says:

Exactly!!! I come here for all my update info needs lol

xrs22 says:

Can you block texts and not the number? I tried to see but couldn't find anything.

Hector Cantu says:

i really want the Black update for my 1020. :(

bkbkjbb says:

And I really want a 1020! Consider yourself lucky as it is ;)

bkbkjbb says:

Love this feature!!!! I haven't won any random trips since I started using it.

Bruno Sain says:

Really a great feature !

sdoiuasd says:

Truly wish this would be a general settings feature and not exclusive. Really got the short shrift buying this "flagship" (at the time) HTC 8X.

AndrewL920 says:

This is nice. Please update and add more features :)


noknok79 says:

I haven't seen the White List and Blacklist...

Neil Katz says:

Thanks - got it.

Bob101910 says:

To get around this, they just add you to a group text. The filter doesn't work for those.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Thx for the heads up.

Jupast says:

Wonder if there's any chance in the future of being able to block all numbers except for your Carriers and those in your Phone's address book (as an option). Works well with Email.



Dafter says:

I just got it! It's seems faster...

Pratik Mehta says:

Cannot open the fliter at the momt problem

raj sri says:

Does it work for 520

commo says:

Not working on my 928. Calls still coming through even after a restart.

xrs22 says:

Go to call history and find the number. Press and hold on the number and it should give the option to delete or block.

commo says:

Did that. Number was set as blocked but calls kept coming through. I was just doing a test so the number is in my contacts list. I wonder if that's why its not being blocked. Might have to be a number that is not in your contact. I can test with a different number tomorrow and see if that works

Quin 2013 says:

I haven't been able to use this feature on my 920 after a month it came out.

Does anyone know if there's so.e kind if restriction from at&t for this app?

nez99 says:

Phone calls are buttery smooth now

uyi2g says:

Wish it would actually block the calls and not send them to voice mail.

Vlad Ciprian says:

Buna ..dar ca sa ajungi la functiile avansate era destul un swipe spre drepta!!

A doua chestie e ca nu se pot bloca si numerele din agenda , ci doar din istoric .


noknok79 says:

to this Developer, please please please, Im begging you, please put on the next update tHe Whitelist and Blacklist for blocking, then this is PERFECT! thank you!

DyDeMu says:

I have a Nokia Lumia 521 (and have for the past few months).  This was a feature I was actively using until last night when my phone ceased to function.  I took it in to Best Buy and received a new one (I paid for the protection plan).  I went to block those pesky numbers once again and found the option to do so gone.  After searching around the internet, looking it up on my provider's site and calling my provider, I have found that Nokia decided to take that option off the 521.  Why?  It worked on the phone I bought in November, it worked until last night - why can't I use it on the same device today?

Not a nice move, Nokia.  Just because I had to replace my phone (which worked one minute and then wouldn't turn on the next) doesn't mean I've replaced the way I feel about receiving unwanted calls. 


Agluppos says:

Works nicely, neat. Cannot add numbers manually but must wait for a harassing call to add it? RIDICULOUS!

Renita Owens says:

I cant open call+sms filter on my nokia lumia 520, it keep saying something went wrong, cant open restart your phone, i need this app to work asap