Bug fix: Answer call now works on Lollipop (Android 5.0)
Even though an update was made in March to fix call blocking on Lollipop devices, a lot of devices were still unable to Answer calls. This meant that calls would not be blocked when "Answer and End Call" was used for the block method (while the "Send to Voicemail" setting would function perfectly). This has been fixed. Lollipop devices should now be able to "Answer and End" calls once again! Quite sorry for the delay in getting this fixed. Thank you to all the users that e-mailed me about this issue.
Bug fix: Call History will no longer show duplicate entries
Several users mentioned that they would see multiple entries in the app's Call History when a call came in (blocked or not). This is actually a bug with the Android system reporting an incoming call multiple times. ACB has accounted for this and will no longer show duplicate entries for the same call.
Bug fix: Will no longer crash after blocking a call (affected some devices when using the cancel missed call setting)
On some devices, after blocking a call the app would crash. This would happen only when the "Cancel Missed Calls Notification" setting was enabled. The Android OS has locked this feature down, so the app may no longer be able to clear the missed calls notice. At a minimum, the app will no longer crash when trying to clear the missed calls notice.
New (passive) feature: Fail-safe mode
Despite the fix made for Lollipop being able to answer calls, a fail-safe mode has been added to the call blocker. The fix works more than 90% of the time from testing. In the unlikely case that a call is not answered when "Answer and End Call" is being used, the app will realize this and simply end the call after 5 seconds. The call will be sent to voicemail or be handled however rejected calls are handled based on your settings.
Apr 27, 2015:
The app will now properly restore the users setting for screen timeout after blocking a call. Users should no longer experience their phone's screen turning off too soon.
Mar 14, 2015:
Call blocking should now work on most if not all versions of Android 5.0 (Lollipop).
Downloading the community block list will take a fraction of the time (Pro and Trial versions only).
Jan 22, 2015:
When adding a number to the block list from the call log, the call log will always show the most recent calls first. This was definitely an issue on Samsung phones, but other phones may have been affected as well.
Fixed a bug that would cause the app to crash when using either "Call" or "Call Private" from the menu in the in-app call history section.
Fixed a bug that would cause the app to crash on LG phones when blocking a call. The root cause was a change to Android permissions that disallowed the app to change the Airplane mode setting. As a result, the "LG Phone Fix" preference has been removed from the app. If any LG users notice issues with this - please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 17, 2013:
Fixed a bug that would cause all SMS messages to be blocked. This would only happen after disabling the "Use Call Filters" setting, changing a message filter, then re-enabling the "Use Call Filters" setting.
Improved the functionality of the Filters section as a whole.
Free trials reset for ACB Trial! Please un-install and re-install the app, otherwise it will continue to tell you that your trial has expired.
Jun 22, 2013:
Added an icon to the block list that will open the menu. Phones without a dedicated menu button should now be able to import, export and clear the block list.
Fixed a bug that would cause the icon in the notification bar to disappear when "Use Service" was enabled. This happened when the Android system was running low on memory and it would kill the app. The app will now restart itself if this happens, though it may take a few minutes.
Fixed a bug that probably seemed like a random force close error. It was due to the app failing to remove a number from the call log due to a similar memory issue as described above.
May 09, 2013:
Fixed a bug that would sometimes prevent numbers from showing up in the list when adding them to the block list from Text Messaging
Apr 18, 2013:
Bug fix for the in-app call history
Dec 28, 2012:
PIN Protect is now available in the Preferences (Pro/Trial version only)
Added Outgoing call blocking which requires the new permission. Goto the Preferences to enable the setting, it is off by default
Each individual Block Listed number can be set to allow or block messages, incoming calls and/or outgoing calls
The Exception List now has it's own filter which can be enabled or disabled (it is on by default)