[Solved] How to Block a Number on iphone and Vice-Versa

The simple ways to Block a number on iphone from sending you messages or a calls

Everyone including you (Yes you !) must be facing a problem when you do not want to have communication from certain phone numbers, that is why you have been looking for How to Block a Number on iphone.

It could be your ex, sales person or anyone from whom you are fed up having calls or texts or you could be a person who does not prefer to hear from unknown number.

You must be wondering that how can you block those numbers on iphone and just get rid of them.

There are many ways in which you can block the numbers or stop the spammers right before they reach you.

Here is the deal :

You can do this both ways.
Either you can go with the iphone settings method or you can use app to do so.

How to block a number on iphone using default Settings

Apple has provided a default option for you to ignore someone or sease contact from a contact. 

All you have to do is to follow a simple procedure to block a number on your iphone settings.

You can block a contact number on iphone by iphone settings

  • Click on Settings first.
  • Scroll through and click on Phone.
  • Then click on Call Blocking & Identification.
  • Click on Block Contact… and Select a number from your Phone Contacts which you want to block.
  • Once you have added a Contact in your blocked list they would not be able to make call, facetime and send text messages to you.
Step 1 - How to Block a Number on iphone from settings

Step 1 – Tap on Phone Tab

Step 2 - How to Block a Number on iphone from settings

Step 2 – Tap on Call Blocking Identification

Step 3 - How to Block a Number on iphone from settings

Step 3 – Click on Block Contact

Step 4 - How to Block a Number on iphone from settings

Step 4 – Block a Number on iphone from settings

Step 5 - How to Block a Number on iphone from settings

Step 5 – Number blocked successfully

You do can block a contact by going through Settings > Messages > Blocked > Add New… then select a contact Number/Name you want to block.

But what if the number is your contacts ?

In case if you need to block the number which is not saved in your contacts. You can follow the simple steps to block a number your iphone.

  • Click on the Phone app.
  • Then click on Recents tab.
  • Click on a  ( blue i with a circle around ) on the right side of the Numbers or Contacts.
  • Scroll up to the bottom and click on Block this Caller.
  • A popup message will appear with a message “You will not receive phone calls, messages, or FaceTime from people on the block list
  • Click on Block Contact option and you will not receive any text, call and facetime from that number until you remove the number from the blocked list in your iphone.
Step 1 - How to Block a Number on iphone from Recents

Step 1 – Click on the icon

Step 2 - How to Block a Number on iphone from Recents

Step 2 – Scroll down and tap on Block this Caller

Step 2 - How to Block a Number on iphone from Recents

Step 3 – Click on Block Contact

Step 4 - How to Block a Number on iphone from Recents

Step 4 – Number is Blocked

How to block a number on iphone using App

There are certain app possess the privilege to manage the list of your blocked numbers.

Block contacts using Truecaller

Truecaller is being used and trusted by more than 250 Million users from all around the world.

The app can detect spam and fraud calls even before they contact you. The app can have an access to your phone contacts and call history. It can identify any spam contact numbers and can add them up to your blocked number list automatically. You can search a contact number in truecaller to know whether if its a spam or a real user.

In case if you want to block a number on iphone using truecaller instead of its automatic blocking feature you can do so by following steps.

  1. Create an account and login to Truecaller app with your account.
  2. Click on the Block Tab.
  3. Then Tap on ⊕ Add a number and Enter the phone number which you want to block. Additionally you can give a name as well.
  4. Tap on the Save button, and the number will be blocked from contacting you.

Block contacts in iphone using hiya app

Hiya is an app made to identify the spam call and block / avoid them.

The app is being used by the millions of used and has a huge collection of phone-numbers.

Hiya app monitors more than 300 million calls and detects the spam calls among them every month across the globe.

In order to block phone number on iphone using hiya app you must follow the steps below

  • Open Hiya app on your device.
  • Allow the app to access the contacts stored on your iphone.
  • Signup with your phone number or login to your account if you have already created.
  • Now open Settings.
  • Tap on Phone.
  • Then tap on call blocking and identification.
  • Turn on Hiya.
  • Now if any spam number is detected it will be automatically added into your blocked list..

What happens when you block a number on iphone

What happens when you block a number on iphone

What happens when you block a number on iphone

You had blocked a number now or you want to know what happens when you block a number on iphone, right ?

Here you go.

  • The text message sent by the number will never delivered to your number once you had added it on your blocked list.
  • When the call is made to your number, it just rings once and if you have activated for voice mail then it’ll be diverted to voicemail recording else they will hear a message “The call subscriber is busy” or “The number you are trying to call is busy”.
  • You will never ever be notified about the text or calls you had missed / ignored after adding the contact in your blocked list.

How to unblock a number on iphone

How to unblock a number on iphone

How to unblock a number on iphone

You were annoyed by someone or for some reason you had blocked a number on iphone before. You must be thinking to unblock it.

All you have to do is to follow a simple procedure which is just a reverse of what you did while blocking a number on iphone.

  • Click on Settings first.
  • Scroll through and click on Phone.
  • Then click on Call Blocking & Identification.
  • Here you will see all the contacts which you had already blocked in your iphone.
  • Slide the contact which you want to unblock to the left.
  • Tap on Unblock.
  • Now the contact will be able to send you text, make call and facetime again.

You do can also remove contacts from blocked list by going through Settings > Messages > Blocked then Slide the contact which you want to unblock to the left and Tap on Unblock.

In case if you need to unblock the number which is not saved in your contacts but is in your Recents list. You can follow the simple steps to block a number your iphone.

  • Click on the Phone app.
  • Then click on Recents tab.
  • Click on a  ( blue i with a circle around ) on the right side of the Numbers or Contacts.
  • Scroll up to the bottom and click on Unblock this Caller.
  • After that the contact will be able to send you text, make call and facetime again.

This article has 10 comments

  1. Martinortiz Reply

    When i click on the block button my phone gets frozen then i have to force restart it.

  2. Sargam Lucero Reply

    does blocking my friend’s contact will allow me to contact him from my end ?

  3. Adams Reply

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    I’m writing because i liked your way of writing and wanted you to offer an opportunity. Please feel free to contact me through the provided email.

    Cheers
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  4. Tangeni Shipahu Reply

    Are those screenshot are from your phone ? if yes then its funny to see them like this 😀

  5. Smith Swan Reply

    Can i export a blocked number’s list from truecaller so that i can import it to my another phone and can block those A******* .

  6. Jimmy Reply

    hey ! i keep getting a disturbing calls from different numbers with the different country code ! How to block all of them together ?

  7. Jennie Lauren Reply

    I get a call from a Private number which i can not see ! i just hear hamming sound. How to block a private number ?is it possible ?

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