How to Block a Number on an iPhone

Check out three quick ways to block a contact on your iPhone

By Sagar Thakkar
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How to Block a Number on an iPhone?

How to Block a Number on an iPhone

Are you tired of receiving unwanted calls from telemarketers, exes, or that one pesky friend who just won't take a hint? Well, you're in luck! Blocking a number on your iPhone is as easy as pie, and I'm here to guide you through the process. Say adios to those bothersome calls and let's get started on blocking them out of your life.

Why Should You Block a Number?

Blocking a number can be a lifesaver for your sanity. Whether it's incessant spam calls, texts from a relentless ex, or someone who just doesn't understand the meaning of "leave me alone," blocking can be your shield against digital nuisance. Plus, it's a fabulous way to maintain your peace of mind and keep your iPhone a happy place.

Method 1: Block a Number from Recent Calls

  1. Open Phone App: Launch your "Phone" app from the home screen. It's the one with a green phone icon.

  2. Recent Calls: Head over to the "Recents" tab at the bottom of the screen. This will display a list of all the recent calls you've received or made.

  3. Identify the Pest: Find the number you want to block from your recent calls. It could be a call you received or made, it doesn't matter.

  4. Block the Nuisance: On the right-hand side of the number, there should be a little "i" enclosed in a circle. Tap on that to open the call details.

  5. Scroll Down and Block: Scroll down until you see the "Block this Caller" option. Give it a good tap and confirm your decision. Boom! Blocked!

Method 2: Block a Number from Messages

  1. Open Messages: Go to your "Messages" app. It's the one with the speech bubble icon.

  2. Find the Thread: Locate the conversation with the bothersome number you want to block. Tap on it to open the conversation.

  3. Contact Info: At the top of the screen, you'll see the contact's name or number. Tap on it.

  4. Info Button: On the next screen, look for the little "i" icon (just like in the Phone app). Tap it.

  5. Block this Caller: Scroll down a bit, and you'll see the option "Block this Caller." Tap it, and voila! They're blocked from messaging you.

Method 3: Block Unknown Callers

If you want to block all calls from unknown numbers or those not in your contacts, you can do that too!

  1. Settings: Open your iPhone's "Settings" app. It's the one with the gear icon.

  2. Phone Settings: Scroll down and tap on "Phone."

  3. Silence Unknown Callers: Look for the "Silence Unknown Callers" option. Toggle it on. Now, any calls from numbers not in your contacts will be sent straight to voicemail.

What Happens After You Block a Number?

Once you've blocked a number, they won't be able to call, message, or FaceTime you. Their texts won't even show up, and you won't hear a peep from their calls. It's like they've been banished to a digital void.

Unblocking a Number

Maybe you had a change of heart or realized you blocked the wrong person (oops!). Don't fret; you can always unblock a number.

To unblock a number:

  1. Open "Settings."

  2. Scroll down to "Phone" (or "Messages" if you blocked them from there).

  3. Tap "Blocked Contacts."

  4. Find the blocked number you want to unblock and swipe left on it. Then tap "Unblock."


And there you have it, folks! Blocking a number on your iPhone is a breeze. Now, you can enjoy a peaceful digital life, free from those unwanted calls and messages. Sayonara, annoyance, and hello to tranquility!

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