How to Block Calls on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to block calls on an iPhone. Blocking unwanted calls can be a great way to maintain your privacy and avoid unnecessary disturbances.

Fortunately, iOS provides a built-in feature that allows you to easily block calls from specific numbers. Let’s dive in and explore the steps to block calls on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Phone App

To start blocking calls on your iPhone, open the Phone app from your home screen. This app is represented by a green icon with a white telephone receiver.

Step 2: Navigate to Recent Calls

Once you have opened the Phone app, navigate to the “Recents” tab located at the bottom of your screen. This tab displays a list of all the recent phone calls you have made or received.

Step 3: Select the Number You Want to Block

Scroll through the list of recent calls and find the number you want to block. Once you have located it, tap on the “i” icon next to the number.

This will take you to the details page for that particular call.

Step 4: Block the Number

On the details page, scroll down until you find the “Block this Caller” option. Tap on it, and a confirmation pop-up will appear asking if you want to block this caller.

Confirm your decision by selecting “Block Contact”.


  • If you want to block an unknown number that is not in your recent calls list:
    • Go back to step 1 and open the Phone app.
    • Select “Recents” tab.
    • Scroll all the way to the top of the list, where you will find the “Unknown” option.
    • Tap on the “i” icon next to “Unknown”, and follow steps 4 and 5 to block the unknown caller.

Step 5: Confirm Blocked Status

After blocking a number, you can confirm its blocked status by going back to the details page for that call. The “Block this Caller” option should now be replaced with “Unblock this Caller”.

This indicates that the number has been successfully blocked.

Managing Blocked Contacts:

If you ever want to unblock a number or manage your blocked contacts, you can do so by following these steps:

  • To unblock a number:
    • Open the Phone app and go to the “Recents” tab.
    • Find any call from the blocked contact and tap on the “i” icon next to it.
    • Scroll down and select “Unblock this Caller”.
  • To manage your blocked contacts:
    • Open your iPhone’s Settings app from your home screen.
    • Scroll down and tap on “Phone”.
    • Select “Blocked Contacts”.
    • You will now see a list of all your blocked contacts. From here, you can add or remove specific numbers.


    If you have enabled Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone,

    • All calls from your blocked contacts will still be silenced and sent directly to voicemail.
    • The Do Not Disturb mode can be accessed through Settings > Do Not Disturb.

    Blocking unwanted calls on your iPhone is an effective way to maintain your peace of mind. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily block specific numbers and manage your blocked contacts.

    Now you can enjoy a more peaceful and uninterrupted experience with your iPhone!

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