Block number on iPhone: How to STOP calls, messages from annoying stalkers

Block number on iPhone: Here is how you can block a number on your iPhone from calls and messages. Here are all the details. 

| Updated on: May 04 2022, 10:23 IST
Blocking someone's contact number on the iPhone is an easy process. Here is how to do it. (Pixabay)
Blocking someone's contact number on the iPhone is an easy process. Here is how to do it. (Pixabay)

Block number on iPhone: Sometimes, the best way to avoid people is to straightaway block their contact on your phone. Whether they are stalking you, or disturbing you, or you simply want to cease communications with a certain person for whatever reasons, blocking their number is an easy and effective way to achieve that. Blocking a number has been long available on Android devices and feature phones for years. The option exists on iPhones too and we will tell you how you can do it.

Blocking someone's contact number on the iPhone is an easy process. However, it requires you to follow some simple steps to do the same. When you block someone's contact number, you won't be able to get calls, texts, or FaceTime requests from the blocked number. If you have a voicemail set, their calls will be diverted to that but it will never reach you. The voicemail gets stored on the iPhone and is hidden from your regular voicemail.

Also, note that blocking a number from the iPhone will not block it from accessing other services such as WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram. You need to go to your respective account and do the process manually from their settings.

Block number via the Phone app

Step 1:

You need to unlock the iPhone and open the Phone app.

Step 2:

Now tap on the Recents Tab, wherein it will show all the recent calls you had taken on the iPhone.

Step 3:

Now choose the number from this list you want to block. You can also do the same from Contacts.

Step 4:

Next, tap on the “i” icon to open the contextual menu. Scroll down.

Step 5:

You will find the “Block this Caller” option. Tap on it and you will be asked whether you want to block the number. Tap on “Block Contact” and you are done.

Step 6:

You can also do the same from Messages app on the iPhone. Tap on the sender's information and you see the same options from there.

Step 7:

To unblock a contact, go to Settings and open Phone. You will find Blocked Contacts, and you can choose the desired contact from here to unblock. 

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First Published Date: 04 May, 10:21 IST
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