Add a Contact to the Blocked List on your iPhone 7, iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s
Block someone from calling or texting you one of two ways: How to block a number on iPhone
- To block someone who has been added to your phone’s Contacts, go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking and Identification > Block Contact. The All Contacts window will appear where you can scroll through names to then tap the name of the contact you’d like to block. You’ll be taken back to the Blocked window with the name added to the list of blocked contacts.From Settings, contacts can also be blocked selecting either Messages or Facetime, and then following the above instructions.
- If you want to a block a number that isn’t saved as a contact in your iphone, go to the iPhone app > Recents. Look for the number you’d like to block and tap the blue “i” icon to the right of the number. Scroll down and select “Block This Caller.” The message “You will not receive phone calls, messages, or FaceTime from people on the block list” will appear with two options: Block Contact or Cancel. Hit Block Contact to add the number to the big, bad blocked list.
Block from Messages by selecting the message thread with the contact and tapping the blue “i” in the upper right corner. Tap on their number and then proceed with the same instructions as in the Recents tab in Phone.
Unblock a Contact on your iPhone
How to unblock a number on iPhone
- In Settings go to Phone > Call Blocking and Identification, where a list of blocked contacts and numbers will appear. Tap Edit in the top right hand corner. Then, tap the red delete button to the left of the name, which will cause a red unblock button appear. Select it, and the contact is restored to unblocked bucket, with all rights, privileges and honors appertaining thereto.From Settings, contacts can be removed from a blocked list by selecting either Messages or Facetime, and then following the above instructions.
- Find the contacts’ name or the number you’d like to unblock in the Recents tab of the Phone app. Select the blue icon to the right of their name, then scroll down and tap “Unblock This Caller.”
Unblock the contact via Messages by selecting the message thread with the contact, and tapping the little blue “i” in the upper right corner. Select the information icon, and proceed with the same instructions as in the Recents tab in Phone.
How to unblock a number on iPhone?