How to Block Contacts on iPhone

How to Block Contacts on iPhone

Sometimes we get unwanted calls from both humans and bots alike, which can be frustrating for many people. In this article, we will be going over a few simple ways you can block any contact from sending you voice calls, face time calls, and messages on your iPhone.

How to Block Contacts

  1. Open your Contacts list and tap on the contact you want to block.

    iPhone contact list
    Open the contact you want to block

  2. Scroll down and tap on Block, this caller.

    Option to block contact on iOS
    Click on Block, this Caller

  3. A popup will appear on the screen. Here, tap on Block Contact to confirm your action.

    block contact iPhone
    Click on the Block Contact prompt again to confirm your action

  4. Now, the contact is blocked. To unblock the contact, select Unblock this Caller.

    Unblock contact iPhone
    Click on Unblock this Caller

How to Manage Blocked Contacts on iOS 14 and 15

    1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and navigate to Phone settings.

      phone settings in iOS menu
      Navigate to Phone settings

    2. Click on Blocked Contacts to see the list of contacts you’ve blocked.

      blocked contacts iOS settings
      Click on Blocked Contacts to see a list of all numbers that you’ve blocked

    3. Tap on Edit to add or remove people from this list.

      edit list of blocked contacts iOS
      Click on the Edit button to manage blocked contacts

How to send unknown callers to voicemail

Selecting this option will allow you to receive calls from unknown numbers. However, they will automatically be sent to voicemail. Therefore, your phone will not ring when they call, but you will receive a voicemail notification.

  1. Go to your Settings app and tap on the Phone option.

    phone settings in iOS menu
    Navigate to Phone settings

  2. Click on Silence Unknown Callers.

    silence unknown callers iOS
    Click on Silence Unknown Callers

  3. Toggle on the switch to silence unknown callers.

    switch on silence unknown callers iOS
    Toggle on Silence Unknown Callers.

Phoebe is an HR assistant in her day job, but is also a web blogger that loves writing guides and sharing her experiences. When she is not out with her friends, she enjoys traveling or binge-watching Netflix. She graduated with a BA in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Utah, and is a chief editor at TechObservatory.

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