How to Block Numbers on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you frequently receive unwanted calls or texts on your iPhone? Thankfully, there’s a handy feature that allows you to block numbers and put an end to the annoyance. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to block numbers on your iPhone.

Blocking Numbers on iPhone:

If you want to block a specific number from contacting you, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Phone App

To begin, locate and open the Phone app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to the Recents Tab

In the Phone app, navigate to the “Recents” tab at the bottom of the screen. This will display a list of all recent calls.

Step 3: Find the Number

Scroll through the list and find the number you wish to block. Tap on it to view more details.

Step 4: Block the Number

In the details view of the number, scroll down until you find “Block this Caller.” Tap on it.

Note: If you receive messages from this number, blocking it will also prevent them from sending texts or iMessages.

Step 5: Confirm Blocking

A confirmation prompt will appear asking if you want to block this caller. Tap “Block Contact” to proceed.

Congratulations! You have successfully blocked a number on your iPhone. The blocked contact will no longer be able to call or message you.

Viewing and Managing Blocked Numbers:

If you ever need to view or manage your blocked numbers list, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Settings

Locate and open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to Phone Settings

In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap “Phone.”

Step 3: Access Blocked Contacts

In the Phone settings, find and tap on “Blocked Contacts.” This will show you a list of all the numbers you have blocked.

Step 4: Unblock a Number

If you want to unblock a number, simply swipe left on it and tap “Unblock.”

Tips for Blocking Numbers:

  • Block Unknown Callers: In addition to blocking specific numbers, you can also enable the “Silence Unknown Callers” option in the Phone settings. This will send calls from unknown numbers directly to voicemail.
  • Report Spam: If you receive spam or unwanted calls, make sure to report them.

    In the call details view, scroll down and tap “Report as Junk” or “Report as Spam.” This helps Apple improve call blocking features for all iPhone users.

  • Use Third-Party Apps: If you need advanced call-blocking features or want more control over your blocked contacts, consider using third-party apps available on the App Store. These apps offer additional functionalities like call filtering and SMS blocking.

You now have all the information you need to block numbers on your iPhone. Enjoy a peaceful experience with fewer interruptions from unwanted callers!

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