How to Block Spam Calls on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of receiving annoying spam calls on your iPhone? You’re not alone!

Thankfully, there are several ways to block these unwanted calls and regain control over your device. In this article, we will guide you through the process of blocking spam calls on your iPhone.

Method 1: Use the Built-in Call Blocking Feature

If you’re running iOS 7 or later, Apple has a built-in call blocking feature that allows you to block specific phone numbers. Here’s how you can use it:

  1. Open the Phone app on your iPhone.

  2. Navigate to the “Recents” tab.

  3. Find the spam call number that you want to block and tap on the (i) icon next to it.

  4. Scroll down and select “Block this Caller”.

This will block all future calls and messages from that specific number.

Method 2: Enable Silence Unknown Callers

If you frequently receive spam calls from different numbers, enabling the “Silence Unknown Callers” feature can be a convenient option. When enabled, your iPhone will automatically silence calls from unknown numbers and send them straight to voicemail. To enable this feature:

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.

  2. Scroll down and tap on “Phone”.

  3. Select “Silence Unknown Callers”.

  4. Toggle the switch to enable the feature.

This method ensures that only known contacts can reach you directly, minimizing spam call interruptions.

Method 3: Install a Third-Party Call Blocking App

If the built-in features are not sufficient in blocking spam calls, you can explore third-party call blocking apps available on the App Store. These apps offer advanced call filtering options and are regularly updated to combat new spam techniques. Here’s how you can install and set up a third-party call blocking app:

  1. Open the App Store on your iPhone.

  2. Search for “call blocking” or “spam call blocker” in the search bar.

  3. Select an app that suits your requirements and has good reviews.

  4. Tap on “Get” or the price button to download and install the app.

  5. Follow the app’s instructions to set it up and configure your desired call blocking settings.

Remember to grant the necessary permissions to the app for it to effectively block spam calls.


No one wants their iPhone constantly bombarded by spam calls. By following these methods, you can significantly reduce or eliminate these pesky interruptions. Whether you choose to use the built-in call blocking feature, enable silence for unknown callers, or opt for a third-party app, take control of your device and enjoy a more peaceful calling experience.

Take action today and reclaim your iPhone from spam calls!

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