Call and SMS blocking now available on Nokia Lumia Windows Phones running Amber


Here’s a surprise. Nokia has added one of the most wanted features to Windows Phone through a simple Extras+info update on Lumia devices running on the Amber update. It was previously revealed that Microsoft had added hooks to its Windows Phone GDR2 release for developers to latch on, and those were of the call and SMS blocking features that didn’t exist before. While we were hoping for some third party developer to do it, Nokia itself has come to the fore and added these much requested features to Windows Phone, which is much welcome. Yet another indication that Nokia is doing the work for Microsoft when it should be the other way in an ideal world.

This news comes from WPCentral, who have uncovered the update and have provided an overview of how it works in a video here –


Here’s the app that enabled and adds call and SMS blocking –


As you can see above, the blocked calls and SMSes are displayed and you can view the blocked numbers too. Additionally, you can add live tiles to your start screen that displays the number of blocked calls and SMS. Good news is that it actually integrates with the dialer app, and lets you block a number right from the call log, which is much needed if OS features are to be concerned.


The update is available for all Windows Phones running the GDR2 based Nokia Amber update. It is currently available only for the Lumia 925 and the Nokia Lumia 1020, both of which haven’t released in India yet. The Nokia Amber update is expected to go live in the coming weeks for all devices, so we do hope that all the devices get this update soon. If you wanna get to know the other features that are part of the Nokia Amber update, then do watch the video below –


Source WPCentral

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