How to Block a Number on the iPhone
This wikiHow teaches you how to prevent phone calls from certain numbers or contacts on your iPhone.
3. TapCall Blocking & Identification.
4. TapBlock Contact....
5. Select a contact to block.
Open Settings.It’s a gray app that contains gears (⚙️) and is typically located on your home screen.
TapPhone.It's grouped in the section of the menu with other Apple apps like Mail and Notes.
TapCall Blocking & Identification.It’s in the "CALLS" section of the menu.
- A list of all the contacts and phone numbers you've previously blocked will appear.
Scroll down and tapBlock Contact.It's at the bottom of the screen.
- If your list of blocked callers extends beyond the screen, you'll have to scroll down.
Select a contact to block.Do so by tapping the name of the person you wish to block. This number is no longer be able to reach you on your iPhone by phone call, FaceTime, or Messages.
- Repeat the previous two steps for all numbers or contacts you wish to block.
- You can unblock numbers from this menu by tappingEditin the upper-right corner of the screen and selecting them.
Using the Phone App
Open your Phone app.It's a green app that contains a white telephone icon and is typically located on your home screen.
TapRecents.It's a clock icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
Tap next to a number you want to block.It's on the right side of the screen.
Scroll down and tapBlock this Caller.It's at the bottom of the menu.
TapBlock Contact.Now, calls from this number will not reach your iPhone.
Blocking All Calls
Open Settings.It's a gray app that contains gears (⚙️) and is typically located on your home screen.
TapDo Not Disturb.It's in a section near the top of the menu, next to a purple icon with a moon inside it.
TapAllow Calls From.It's midway down the screen
TapNo One.This blocks all calls to your phone.
- TapFavoritesto block calls from everyone except people on your "Favorites" list.
- TapEveryoneto allow calls from anybody.
Swipe up from the bottom of any screen.Doing so opens the Control Center.
Tap the round, crescent moon icon.It's at the top-right of the Control Center. Now calls will be blocked for everyone but the group you selected.
QuestionHow can I temporarily block a number?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerGo to your Contacts. Click on the person you want to block. Scroll down and at the very end it will say Block this Caller. Click on that. Then it will say Block Contact. Click on it. To unblock, go through the steps again. Instead of saying Block this Caller it will say Unblock. Just press that.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I know if I have been blocked on someone's phone?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerWhen you send a text or call the person, it will tell you, or it will go straight to voicemail when you call.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I block a phone number on an iPhone 6?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerGo into the phone application, then press Recent on the right to the number. You will see an "I". Press that, then scroll down and it should say Block this Person. Do so, as needed.Thanks!
QuestionHow can I block phone calls using only the area code and the first three digits?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerRight now, there do not appear to be any apps that have this capability. You would need to check with your carrier to see if they can do it, but I'm not aware of any that offer this service.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I block my phone number?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou can go to Settings, and click either Phone, Messages, or FaceTime. Once you have, click on "Blocked" and press "Add new" and add whoever you want to block. You can also block the person if they are messaging you by going to the chat they have started with you, clicking "Details", then click the little "i" in a circle that means information. At the bottom of the list should be "Block this Caller" and just click that to block them.Thanks!
QuestionHow do you block a number that is not a contact?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerCreate a contact, enter the number to be blocked, then follow the steps in the article.Thanks!
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- Setting a silent ringtone as the ringtone for the number you want to block provides an alternative to actually blocking the number.
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