Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old December 4th, 2012, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 88
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 7 Posts
Default Looking for "Blocking"

So... one of the things I was looking forward to was the Blocking feature on the note 2. I asked the question on a thread some time ago, and that's when I was informed about it. Well, evidently Verizon chose not to have such a feature...

So I ask you... is there an application that will do something similar to what my iPhone 5 would do?

1. Turn my email notifications off at a certain time of day.
2. Turn my messages (text messages) off at a certain time of day.
3. Turn phone calls off at a certain time...*** if a phone number called in three times, it would allow it to ring through, also it would let all "Favorite" callers through.

This was a great feature for sleeping. I could simply put my phone on the charging cord and go to bed without being woke by emails, text messages and phone calls that I didn't want... but, it would allow my family to call me in an emergency.

I would really like this feature back... Anybody have some ideas?

__________________
Biggest Phone whore in VEGAS!

I think I have a sickness
mlc331 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 4th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 542
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Verizon Schmishmizon
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 45
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Default

You can get volume control programs that change at different times of day.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cb.volumePlus&hl=en
chmodx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2012, 02:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,088
 
Device(s): - T-Mobile Defy on AT&T 850/3G, or on T-Mo - AT&T Galaxy Note on AT&T - T-Mobile Gal Tab 7.0 Plus on
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 217 Times in 195 Posts
Default

I have the Blocking feature on my TMo version, but for apps not readily available in the past (e.g. Car Dock), I've used a shortcut creating app, such as "AnyCut" or "Launcher Pro". It should be under the "Settings" activities.
colnago is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2012, 05:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
IamReady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kingsport, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 133
 
Device(s): If it's Android I've probably used it! Note 2 now
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 20
Thanked 19 Times in 13 Posts
Send a message via MSN to IamReady
Default

Blocking mode is there, just hidden. Here is how to enable it:

http://www.droid-life.com/2012/12/02/how-to-enable-blocking-mode-on-verizons-galaxy-note-2/

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
IamReady is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: California
Gender: Male
Posts: 305
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (AT&T), Archos 80 G9
Carrier: AT&T (home of dumbed down devices)

Thanks: 20
Thanked 78 Times in 56 Posts
Default

On the AT&T Note 2 , Blocking is enabled / disabled in this manner:

Settings, Device, Blocking mode (On or Off)
Elantric is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 74
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IamReady View Post
Blocking mode is there, just hidden. Here is how to enable it:

How to: Enable “Blocking Mode” on Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 – Droid Life

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
I did this and it worked except for one part. When you build your allowed contact list, and select the custom option, select the contacts and click "done", it stops working and quits. The only way I was able to build a list was using the favorites option and delete the contacts I didn't want on my allowed list.
mh68 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 50
 
Device(s): ROOTED Galaxy Note 2
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Timeriffic is a great app I use to stop ringer/notificatuon sounds at night. Works great once you get it set up.
Zatx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 88
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 7 Posts
Default

thanks, I'll check the link out to enable and I'll also check for the Application.

I'll report back.
mlc331 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2012, 10:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 88
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 7 Posts
Default

alright, got the BLOCKING to work through the Shortcut creater method. I asuming it's working. I'll check it out tonight. But, this only works throught for the phone/ring-in. I need it to work with the email and text... Anybody have anything???
mlc331 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 30
 
Device(s): Samsung GN3
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 10
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I use the Bedside app. It quiets the phone from notifications and calls, supports a whitelist of people to allow calls (and SMS) from, and also gives me my night clock. I liked the premise of blocking mode from the GN2, but it allows some notifications to happen anyway (specifically, whatsapp for me). I can't stop them, even with blocking mode on.
dafuse is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Reply

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

Announced at IFA 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 follows its predecessor with a focus on creativity. The device improves the experience by adding more S-Pen functionality and new-generation specs, not to mention the slightly larger 5.5-inch display... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.