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How to Block a Number on iPhone? (4 Best Methods)

You have been getting a lot of spam calls, or someone has been trying to reach you, but you no longer want to hear from them, or you get a phone call from an unknown number, and it’s your carrier services trying to get you to buy their new data plan. In this article, I will show you a way to get rid of all these calls and text messages and regain your freedom and privacy.

If you no longer wish to hear from someone, you just have to block them, and they will not be able to contact you anymore via calls or texts. They will be able to leave you voicemails, but those voicemails will be under the “blocked messages” section, which means that you don’t have to hear them.

There are 4 methods to block a contact on an iPhone. If you want to block a known contact, you can do it by using the settings app or the phone app, which will be mentioned in methods 1 and 2; if you want to block an unknown contact, for example, marketing messages and calls from your carrier service, you can follow the steps in method 3 and 4. 

How to block a number on iPhone? – 4 methods

Method 1: Using the settings app.

Method 2: Using the phone app.

Method 3: Using the messages app.

Method 4: How to block a number from recent calls?

Method 1: Using the settings app

Here is a step-by-step guide on blocking contacts on your iPhone by using the settings app:

Step 1: Open the settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Phone.”

Click On Phone

Step 3: Tap on “Blocked Contacts.”

Click Blocked Contacts

Step 4: Tap on “Add New.”

Select Add New

Step 5: Select the contact you want to block.

Choose Contact

The selected contact will now be added to your block list.

Method 2: Using the phone app

Here is a step-by-step guide on blocking contacts on your iPhone by using the phone app:

Step 1: Go to the phone app.

Step 2: Tap the contacts tab on the bottom of the screen, right in the middle.

Select Contact Button

Step 3: Search for the contact you want to block by tapping on the search bar above your name.

Search Contact

Step 4: Tap the contact you searched for.

Select the contact

Step 5: Scroll down until you find the “Block this caller” button in red text, and tap it.

Click Block This Caller

Step 6: Tap on “Block Contact.”

Tap On Block Contact

The contact you blocked now won’t be able to reach you.

Method 3: Using the messages app

Here is a step-by-step guide on blocking contacts on your iPhone by using the messages app:

Step 1: Open the messages app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on the message of the contact you want to block.

Tap On Message Contact

Step 3: Tap on the contact at the top center of the screen.

Step 4: Tap on the “info” button.

Click Info Button

Step 5: Tap the “Block this caller” button in red.

Click On Block This Caller

Step 6: Tap on “Block Contact.”

Tap On Block Contact

The blocked contact now won’t be able to call or text you.

Method 4: How to block a number from recent calls?

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to block a number from recent calls:

Step 1: Go to the phone app.

Step 2: Tap on Recents.

Step 3: Tap on the circular “i” button on the right side of the contact that you want to block.

Tap on the circular “i” button

Step 4: Scroll down and tap the “Block this caller” button in red.

Block This Caller

Step 5: Tap on “Block Contact.”

Click Block Contact

The contact will now be added to your block list.

Conclusion

For any reason that you might want to block contacts, you can follow one of these 4 methods. Hopefully, this article has helped you with blocking contacts on your iPhone. If you are looking for the quickest and easiest way of blocking contacts, you might want to try the second method. It’s easy, and the unblock button shows up there itself if you blocked a contact by mistake or if you want to unblock someone.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I permanently block a number on my iPhone?

Yes, you can. Follow one of the methods mentioned above.

What happens when you block a number on an iPhone, and they try to message you?

When you block a number on your iPhone, and they text you, their messages will not be delivered to you.

What do blocked contacts hear when they try to call you?

Blocked contacts may hear a single “beep” or 3 “beeps,” and the phone will be automatically disconnected.

Can you see if a blocked number has tried to reach you?

No, you cannot see if a blocked number has tried to reach you.

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