How to properly block a number on an iPhone

How to properly block a number on an iPhone

Blocking someone’s phone number is an important tool for preserving your privacy, whether you’re attempting to get rid of spam or avoid hearing from a former friend or ex. However, banning a phone number is typically the quickest and easiest way to stop unwanted digital invasions.

When you block a phone number, you will no longer receive phone calls, messages, or FaceTime requests from that number. When they contact you, the person on the other end will go directly to voicemail, but this is their only indication that they’ve been blocked. Text messages will continue to be delivered as usual.

Blocked numbers can still leave voicemails, but they will not appear in the usual visible voicemail list. Instead, they’re grouped together in a section called “blocked messages,” which you can opt to ignore entirely.

There are several ways to block a number on an iPhone, but we will focus on the solutions that do not require a third party application.

Solution 1. Using the iPhone’s built in phone app

Step 1. Open the Phone app on your iPhone.


How to properly block a number on an iPhone


Step 2. Tap on the ‘Recent’ tab at the bottom of the screen to access the recently received calls.