How to Block a Contact or Phone Number on iPhone


Block Contact Phone Number iPhone

If you are using iPhone for business or commercial purpose, sometimes you may need to block someone calling you. At first it looks very difficult to figure out how to block the contact or phone number within iPhone. But it is very easy to block existing contact or phone number via iPhone contacts application. Below are simple ways to block the contacts in iPhone.

 

How to Block Existing Contact on iPhone:

If you have already saved number in your contact list, you can easily block it from further contacting you. Remember when you block someone from your contact list, you are blocking it for Phone Calling, Text/SMS Message, Facetime Calling etc. Below are steps how to block someone from your contact list.

Block Contact Phone Number iPhone
Block Contact Phone Number iPhone

1) Open Phone app.
2) Switch to Contacts tab.
3) Tap Contact suppose to block.
4) Scroll the screen, choose Block this Caller
5) It shows action sheet, tap Block Contact (in red color) to confirm.

 

How to Block Phone Number from Call History on iPhone:

For this method it is not necessary to save number to contact list. If you received call someone not in your saved contact list, you can immediately block them from call history or Recent list. Below is the details.

Block Contact Phone Number iPhone
Block Contact Phone Number iPhone

1) Open Phone app.
2) Switch to Recents tab.
3) Tap info icon at right of number
4) Scroll the screen, choose Block this Caller
5) It shows action sheet, tap Block Contact (in red color) to confirm.

 

How to Block Phone Number before they Call on iPhone:

Block Contact Phone Number iPhone
Block Contact Phone Number iPhone

1) Open Phone app.
2) Switch to Contacts tab.
3) Tap + icon at top right to add new contact.
4) Add contact person name and phone number.
5) Tap Done (top right) to save contact.
6) Scroll the screen, choose Block this Caller.
7) It shows action sheet, tap Block Contact (in red color) to confirm.

 

How to View/Manage Blocked Contact on iPhone:

Once you block the contact it will remain blocked until you unblock it. You can not see a blocked contact list separatly from contact app. But from settings you can view blocked contacts. From there you can unblock any contact if neeed.

Block Contact Phone Number iPhone
Block Contact Phone Number iPhone
Block Contact Phone Number iPhone

1) Open Settings app.
2) Settings >> Phone
3) Settings >> Phone >> Call Blocking & Identification
It shows all blocked contact
4) Swipe left any blocked contact.
5) Tap Unblock to unblock that contact.

Important: Here we suggested different ways to block contacts on iPhone. Depending on your iPhone Operating system version there my be slightly change in user interface and button position, but overall terminology remain same for block the caller or contact on iPhone.

Remember: If you block any contact, you will not able to receive Phone Call, Text/SMS Message, Face Time Calling from that number, so make sure you are blocking the correct number you are willing to do.