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How Can I Block A Number On My iPhone?

Updated on December 1, 2013
How Can I Block A Phone Number On My iPhone
How Can I Block A Phone Number On My iPhone

Nuisance Numbers - How To Block On An iPhone

Do you receive phone calls or messages on your iPhone from people that you prefer would leave you alone?

Luckily there are ways to permanently block a phone number and thanks to the most recent iOS 7 update from Apple, this is a built in functionality.

Be aware though that any number you block from your contact list, will be prevented from

  • calling you,
  • sending you an SMS (text message),
  • iMessage, and
  • FaceTime

It's an all or nothing block. You cannot just block someone from sending you an SMS, for example.

How To Add A Phone Number To The Block List On An iPhone

If the phone number is in your list of contacts:

  • Click on Settings
  • Select Messages
  • Scroll down until you see Blocked
  • Select Add New
  • And then select the contact that you want to block

If someone recently called you, how can you block them:

  • Select your phone icon
  • Navigate to Recents
  • Touch the blue information circle (i) that is next to the phone number
  • Scroll down and you will see an option that says 'Block This Caller'
  • Select and the number will be blocked

If someone recently sent you a message, how can you block them:

  • Select the messages icon
  • Select the message from the phone number that you want to block
  • Select 'contact' which is located in the upper right corner on the screen
  • Touch the blue information circle (i) that is next to the phone number
  • Scroll down and you will see an option that says 'Block This Caller'
  • Select and the number will be blocked

If someone recently sent you a face time request, how can you block them:

  • Select the face time icon
  • Touch the blue information circle (i) that is next to the phone number
  • Scroll down and you will see an option that says 'Block This Caller'
  • Select and the number will be blocked


How Can I Unblock A Number On My iPhone?

If you decide to unblock a number from your blocked list,

  • Select settings
  • Touch phone
  • Scroll down to blocked
  • And then select edit and touch the red delete button / circle that is next to any number you want to unblock.

How Can I See Which Numbers Are Blocked On My iPhone?

To see all of the numbers that you have blocked on your iPhone,

  • select settings
  • Touch phone
  • And then scroll to blocked

Can I Use An App To Block Numbers On My iPhone?

If your iPhone is jailbroken there are a number of 'unauthorised' third-party apps that you can download which will be able to assist.

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