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How to block a number on iPhone?

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If you are annoyed with someone or there’s a number that might be spam or a risk factor on your phone and you are thinking of blocking them, then it’s very easy to do so. With the amazing features on your iPhone, you can block anybody easily without taking too much tension. With some easy steps, you’re good to go. 

What does ‘blocking a number’ mean?

Blocking someone over the phone means that you have restricted the person to call texting text or do anything in contact with you. If you block any number, they won’t be able to call you or do a facetime call with you. They won’t be able to text you. So how can you block someone easily on an iPhone? Here are some simple steps you need to follow:

How to block a number on iPhone?

  • So first open the phone app and select the number you want to block
  • Then tap the I icon which is there on the right of the number you want to block. After tapping that icon you will be able to access more information from the menu
  • Then scroll down till you find the option to block this caller. After tapping that option, a note with a statement will pop up on the screen.

The note will be: ‘you will not receive phone calls, messages, or facetime from the people on the block list’. 

  • Then tap on block contact. After doing this that person will be blocked from your contact list. 

You can check that number in the blocked list. 

How to block a number in your contact list?

  • So first go to your home screen and open the contact. You can also find contact through your phone app. There you will see contacts at the bottom of the menu next to recent.
  • Now click on the contact or number you want to block.
  • Then click on the option block and a confirmation message will appear on the screen. You need to tap block this number.

The note will be: ‘you will not receive phone calls, messages, or facetime from the people on the block list’. 

  • Then tap on block contact. After doing this that person will be blocked from your contact list. 

You can check that number in the blocked list.

How to block spam numbers with a third-party app on your iPhone?

You can easily block a number on your iPhone directly from the phone app but if you want to do that using a third-party app then there is the best option you can consider.

  • So first download Robocall, hiya, true caller, or any apps which you like from the apple store.
  • Then go to the settings of your iPhone
  • After that select call blocking and identification
  • Then you have to enable the application first so that it can have access to proceed further.
  • So tap on the scroll bar next to the application name and enable it.

Now, these third-party apps will automatically block that spam contact or number from your iPhone.

How to block a spam contact or number through a message on iPhone?

  • Here go to the settings and then to the message. There you will see the menu on the screen with the messaging app
  • Then click on blocked contact. Here a list of blocked numbers will appear to show won’t be able to send you any message
  • Then tap on the option Add new. After this, you will directly go to the contact list on your iPhone
  • Then tap on the number you want to block on your message blocked list. This will block them from messaging you.

How to block a contact number through facetime on iPhone?

  • First, go to settings then go to the option facetime.

Then activate the facetime on the next screen and wait for a sec to load up the rest of the menu.

  • Then tap the option blocked.  A list of blocked numbers will come who won’t be able to facetime you.
  • After that tap, the option Add new and you will be redirected to the contact list
  • Then tap on the number you want to block on the facetime blocked list. They won’t be able to contact you through facetime.

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What happened to the blocked text on iPhone after blocking the number?

When you block someone, they won’t be able to text you again. Talking about the older text then they don’t anywhere. And the person who you have blocked won’t receive any message or will be able to find out that you have blocked them on message. When they text you anything the message will be there seems as if they are sent and not yet delivered. But actually, you will never get that message. 

What happens to blocked facetime contact number calls on iPhone?

So when a person facetime calls you and you have blocked them, the call will continue ringing again and again without an answer. And you won’t get the facetime call. It’s just that people will think that the number is ringing.

How to manage blocked callers?

Follow these simple steps to manage the blocked contact on your iPhone

  • First, tap on the setting and go to the phone app
  • Click on the phone app
  • Then you will see many options on the menu so tap on blocked contact to manage the blocked number on your contact list

So when you block someone on your iPhone, the person who has been blocked will be sent to your voicemail. Well, this one thing is a clue to ensure that they are blocked.

But the blocked person can still leave a voicemail but after blocking it won’t appear with your regular messages. You can see that by clicking on the blocked messages tab which you get at the bottom of the voicemail menu screen. Now, you know how to block someone easily on an iPhone. But if you want to unblock them anytime you can do so just by unblocking the person with a few clicks on some option on the menu.

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