How to Block A Number on iPhone from Calls & Texts?

Last Updated: June 1, 2019

iPhone support to block any number with few taps. You can block caller ID of any number on iPhone to avoid future calls, messages, and facetime calls. Instead of using the third party apps, iOS let you simply block any number on iPhone from calling you.

Have a look at this step by step guide and screenshots to know how to block a number and text messages on the iPhone.

Block Calls on iPhone from a Number

With your iPhone, blocking phone calls is pretty easy, especially if you want to block a number from your contact list. To block a phone number that already has on your contact list, just search and find out the contact from your iPhone with the Phone app. See the detailed steps below to block a contact on iPhone.

iPhone block phone number,

  1. Open iPhone Phone App
  2. Search for Contact from the list.
  3. Tap on the Contact to get the details.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Block this Caller.
  5. Confirm on the popup to Block Contact again.

That’s it. Now you blocked that number from any future calls and messages. You can come back to this contact number anytime and tap on Unblock this Caller to unblock the number.

Related: How to Block Unknown Numbers on WhatsApp?

Block Messages on iPhone from a Number

Are you getting a lot of annoying messages on iPhone message app? You can block the number to block the message on the iPhone. On iOS, you have to follow the same step to block a number and a message. If you already blocked a number from your contact list, the same contact number will be already blocked from sending messages too.

  1. Open iPhone Phone App
  2. Search for Contact from the list.
  3. Tap on the Contact to get the details.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Block this Caller.
  5. Confirm on the popup to Block Contact again.

To block text messages, you can follow the same steps that we mentioned above for blocking a number. If you already blocked a number from calls, that contact number will automatically be blocked from messages too.

iPhone Text Messages

To make sure that you blocked a number on iPhone, follow the steps.

  1. Open message app on iPhone
  2. open the chat window for the sender
  3. Tap on “i” on the right top to get Details Window
  4. Tap on right Arrow on contact bar
  5. Scroll down and make sure you see unblock this caller

The sad thing about this solution is, on the iPhone, you can’t block a number just only for the message or call separate. Once you block a number either from calls or messages, your iPhone will automatically block that number from calls, messages and FaceTime calls. The is no solution on iOS to block calls or messages separately.

Related: Best 5 iOS Apps To Detect and Block Annoying Calls on iPhone

iPhone Block a Caller ID (New Number)

How do you block a caller ID that number is not already in your contact list? Even the number is not in your contact list; still, you can see the number from the iOS recent call history named as “Recents”.

iPhone Block a New Number

  1. Open the iPhone Phone App
  2. Tap on Recents from the bottom menu bar
  3. Tap on the information icon “i” next to the number.
  4. This will open the detail screen.
  5. Tap on Block this Caller
  6. Tap again to Confirm Block Contact.

You can come back and unblock this number any time by following the same steps above. When you block a number from further calls, you can’t receive any messages from these blocked contacts.

Related: How to Block Unknown Numbers on WhatsApp?

How to See Blocked Numbers on the iPhone?

What you do if you already blocked a bunch of numbers and you don’t remember all of them. Or another scenario may be you block a couple of numbers, those are not in your contact list. Well, iPhone is keeping a list of all blocked numbers in settings.

iPhone Unblock Phone Number

  1. Go to iOS Settings
  2. Tap on Phone
  3. Now, tap on Call Blocking & Identification
  4. See the numbers under Blocked Contacts.

You can see the full list of blocked numbers here. You can tap on Edit to delete these numbers from the unblocked list. If you want to add any more numbers, tap on Block Contact and add more to the list.

Related: How To Find If Someone Blocked Your Number on iPhone?

Unblock a Blocked Number on iPhone

Unblocking a number is pretty easy on iOS. You can go to the same contact details again to unblock the number.

  1. Open iPhone Phone App
  2. Search for Contact from the list.
  3. Tap on the Contact to get the details.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Unblock this Caller.

You removed the block now, and he can call, message and make FaceTime calls to you. Alternatively, you can go to the Blocked Contact List described above and remove the contact from the blocked list.

Block Spam Calls and Marketing Calls on iPhone

The above call blocking workaround is only applicable for individual numbers and WhatsApp callers. What you do to avoid incoming spam calls and messages on your iPhone. They may have thousands of spam calls and messages and not possible to block all them manually.

The best solution, to prevent spam and marketing calls is to choose spam call blocker apps. Once you install these apps on the iPhone, you can enable these apps to filter calls.

iPhone Call Blocking Apps

  1. Install the Spam Call Blocker App (See best apps for blocking iPhone calls)
  2. Now, go to iOS Settings
  3. Tap on Phone
  4. Tap on Call Blocking & Identification.
  5. See the app you installed under Allow these apps to block calls and provide caller ID:
  6. Turn the call blocking apps On

The third party apps like True Caller can identify the number, check with their spam caller database and block the calls if necessary. This is a completely automatic process and pretty good to protect you from spam and pishing callers.

Block Calls and Messages on iPhone

Don’t waste time on annoying marketing and spam calls. You can block any call and message sender on your phone anytime with few taps. Even if you block a caller on iPhone, he may contact you on WhatsApp. Here we have the solution to block a number form your WhatsApp account too to get you complete relief from annoying calls. You can come any time to the blocked number list on iPhone and unblock the numbers you want, just in case if you change your mind.

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