How to Stop Spam Calls on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Spam calls can be an annoying disruption to our daily lives, but fortunately, there are ways to stop them on your iPhone. In this article, we will explore some effective methods to prevent spam calls and regain control over your phone.

Enable the Built-in Call Blocking Feature

If you want a quick and easy solution to stop spam calls, you can take advantage of the built-in call blocking feature on your iPhone. To enable this feature, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Phone”.
  3. Select “Call Blocking & Identification”.
  4. Tap “Block Contact”.
  5. Choose the contact(s) you want to block from your recent calls or contacts list.
  6. To add a new contact manually, tap on “Add New..” and enter the contact details.

Install a Third-Party Call Blocking App

If you are receiving a large number of spam calls and want more advanced features, consider using a third-party call blocking app. These apps offer additional customization options and often have extensive databases of known spam numbers. Here’s how to install one:

    • Open the App Store.
    • Type in “call blocking” in the search bar.
    • Browse through the available apps, read reviews, and select one that suits your needs.
    • Tap “Get” and then “Install” to download and install the app.
    • Open the app once it is installed.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up and configure the call blocking app.

Add Numbers to your Contacts

If you are still receiving spam calls, you can try adding known spam numbers to your contacts. By doing this, you can easily identify incoming calls from these numbers and choose not to answer. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Phone app.
    • Select the “Recents” tab.
    • Find the spam number you want to block.
    • Tap on the “i” icon next to the number.
    • Scroll down and tap “Block this Caller”.

    If you want to add a new contact directly:

    • Navigate to the Contacts app.
      • Tap on “+”, “Add Contact”, or similar options depending on your iOS version.
      • Add a name for the contact.

Contact your Service Provider

If none of these methods seem effective, contacting your service provider is another useful step. They may have additional tools or features that can help you block spam calls.

Reach out to their customer support and explain the issue you’re facing. They will guide you through the available options and assist you in stopping spam calls.


By following these methods, you can significantly reduce or even completely eliminate spam calls on your iPhone. Whether you choose to use the built-in call blocking feature, install a third-party app, add numbers to your contacts, or seek assistance from your service provider, taking action against spam calls will give you peace of mind and a more enjoyable phone experience.

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