How to Block Calls and Texts on iPhone?

Last Updated: November 7, 2018

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. However, if you block a number on iPhone, then the next option for the caller is to use chat apps like WhatsApp that identify you with your number. We covered this article, how to block WhatsApp calls and messages on iPhone to avoid any calls on WhatsApp.

Have a look at this step by step guide and screenshots to know how to block a number, text message and WhatsApp call on iPhone.

Block Calls on iPhone

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.

iPhone block phone number,

On the Contact screen, scroll down and tap on Block this Caller. 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

Are you getting a lot of annoying messages on iPhone message app? You can block the number to block the message on 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.

iPhone Text Messages

The sad thing about this solution is, on iPhone, you can’t block a number just only for the message or call. When you block a number either from calls or messages, your iPhone will automatically block that number from calls, messages and FaceTime calls. 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. To make sure, you can open your message app > open the chat window for particular sender > tap on “i” > Details > Tap on right Arrow > make sure the number is blocked.

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

To block this number, tap on the information icon “i” next to the number from the call history to open the detail screen. Tap on Block this Caller > 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 them too. So how can we block a number and still get a message? Well, the solution is to use a different chat app like WhatsApp. That is the next catch. If you block somebody, they may bug you on WhatsApp calls and messages. For the completion of this article, we have to cover the topic how to block WhatsApp calls and texts.

Block WhatsApp Calls on iPhone

WhatsApp offers free calls and texts. On WhatsApp account, you are being identified with your phone number. So even you blocked a number from future iPhone calls and messages, you may still get calls and text messages on WhatsApp. To block a number complete on your phone you have to at least block them both in iPhone and WhatsApp.

Block WhatsApp Calls Messages

To block incoming calls on WhatsApp, open the from WhatsApp Chat or WhatsApp Call Window > Tap on the windows header to get Contact Info > scroll down to see Block Contact > Confirm the popup Block. That’s all. WhatsApp is offering an option to Report Span and Block any number if that number is spamming you.

Related: How to Block Unknown Numbers on WhatsApp?

Block WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

Just like iOS, when you block WhatsApp number from calls, WhatsApp will automatically block that number from messaging too. So once you follow the above steps to block any number on WhatsApp, that number would automatically be blocked from any further text messages to your WhatsApp account.

Unblock a Number iPhone

Unblocking a number is pretty easy on iOS and WhatsApp. Open your contacts or tap on the information (i) icon that you blocked already on the iPhone. Scroll down for the contact information until you see unblock this caller. You can see the unblock on the last screen on this screenshot. Now tap on Unblock this Caller and you are done. You removed the block now, and he can call, message and make FaceTime calls to you.

How to See Blocked Numbers on 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

Go to iOS Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification > 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?

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 iPhone, you can enable these apps to filter calls. Go to iOS Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification. You can see and turn these call blocking apps On or Off right from this Call Blocking & Identification screen.

iPhone Call Blocking Apps 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. You can see the best five apps for blocking iPhone calls and messages by identifying the spam calls and numbers.

Block Phone Calls, Messages and WhatsApp 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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