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SMS & Call Filter in ESET Mobile Security for Android

Solution

Getting started with ESET Mobile Security: Step 6 of 6

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SMS/MMS blocking not available on all devices

  • SMS/MMS blocking is only available on Android 4.4 and earlier versions, and will be disabled on devices where Google Hangouts is set as the primary application for SMS.
  • SMS & Call Filter does not work on tablets that do not support calling and messaging.

Video tutorial

Enable SMS & Call Filter

  1. Open ESET Mobile Security for Android.
     
  2. Tap SMS & Call Filter.

 

Figure 1-1
 

  1. Tap the slider bar next to SMS & Call Filter to activate SMS & Call Filter.

Figure 1-2

  1. Tap Allow.

Figure 1-3


Create a new rule 

Rules can be created to block calls to and from specific phone numbers. In this example, we are blocking a single phone number.

  1. Open ESET Mobile Security for Android.
     
  2. Tap SMS & Call Filter.

 

Figure 2-1

  1. Tap Rules.

Figure 2-2
 

  1. Tap the icon.

Figure 2-3
 

  1. In the Action section, select Block from the drop-down menu. 
     
  2. In the Who section, select Person from the drop-down menu.
     
  3. In the Name section, Type the name (optional) and phone number you want to block in the appropriate fields. You can also tap the + icon to add a contact from your address book.

Figure 2-4

  1. In the What section, tap the call icons to select the types of calls to be blocked (in this example, incoming calls have been blocked).
     
  2. In the When section, calls are Always blocked by default. To block calls during a specific time period only, tap AlwaysCustom. Tap the days you want to block calls and tap Time if you want to select specific times to block calls. In the Choose time interval window, swipe the time columns to adjust the start and end times and tap Done.

Figure 2-5

  1. Tap Save.

 

Edit existing rules

  1. Open ESET Mobile Security for Android.

  2. Tap SMS & Call Filter.

Figure 3-1

  1. Tap Rules.

Figure 3-2

  1. Tap the rule you want to edit.

Figure 3-3
 

  1. Make your desired changes in the Rules window and then tap Save.

Figure 3-4


Remove existing rules

  1. Open ESET Mobile Security for Android.

  2. Tap SMS & Call Filter.

Figure 4-1

  1. Tap Rules.

Figure 4-2
 

  1. Tap and hold the rule you want to delete and then tap Remove.

Figure 4-3





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