How to Block Private Numbers on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of receiving annoying calls from private numbers on your iPhone? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this tutorial, we will show you how to block private numbers on your iPhone, effectively putting an end to those unwanted calls.

Step 1: Accessing Call Blocking Settings

The first step is to access the call blocking settings on your iPhone. To do this, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone’s home screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Phone”.
  3. Select “Blocked Contacts & Caller ID”.

Step 2: Blocking Unknown Callers

If you want to block all incoming calls from unknown/private numbers, follow these steps:

  1. Toggle the switch next to “Unknown Callers”.
  2. You will now stop receiving calls from private numbers that are not in your contacts.


If someone who is not in your contacts tries to call you, their call will be redirected to voicemail. Make sure you check your voicemail regularly in case important messages are left for you.

Step 3: Blocking Specific Contacts

If there are specific private numbers that you want to block individually, follow these steps:

  1. Tap on “Add New Contact”.
  2. Select the contact type as “New Number”.
  3. Type in the phone number of the contact, including the country code if necessary.
  4. Tap on “Block this Caller”.
  5. The contact will now be added to your blocked list, and their calls will not come through.

If you ever decide to unblock a contact, simply follow these steps:

  1. Go back to the “Blocked Contacts & Caller ID” settings.
  2. Swipe left on the contact you want to unblock.
  3. Tap on “Unblock”.


Blocking private numbers on your iPhone is a simple and effective way to regain control over your incoming calls. Whether you choose to block all unknown callers or specific contacts, you can now enjoy peace of mind without constant interruptions from unwanted calls.

Remember to regularly update your blocked contacts list as needed. Now go ahead and enjoy a quieter iPhone experience!

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