Have you ever received a call from an unknown number and wished there was a way to block it? Well, with iPhones, there is! Knowing how to block a number on an iPhone can be helpful if you want to filter out unwanted calls or messages. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to block a number on an iPhone. We’ll look at the various methods available and provide step-by-step instructions for each one. Whether you have iOS 10, 11, or 12, by the end of this article you will know exactly how to banish those pesky numbers from your phone – once and for all!
What happens when you block someone?
When you block someone's number on your iPhone, they will no longer be able to call you or text you. Their calls will go straight to voicemail, and their texts will never reach your phone. If you have an iPhone, you can also block iMessages and FaceTime calls from people who are trying to contact you.
Go to your recent calls list
If you need to block a number on your iPhone, there are a few different ways you can do it. One way is to go to your recent calls list and find the number you want to block. Tap the "i" next to the number, scroll down, and tap "Block this Caller."
Find the number you want to block
If you're getting calls from a telemarketer, an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, or anyone else you'd rather not hear from, you can block their number on your iPhone. Blocking a number will prevent the person from being able to call or text you. You can also block numbers on your iPad and iPod touch. Here's how:
To block a number that has recently called you:
1. Tap the phone icon on the Home screen to open the Phone app.
2. Tap Recents.
3. Tap the info button next to the number or contact that you want to block.
4. Scroll down and tap Block this Caller > Block Contact.
To block a number that you don't know:
1. Tap the phone icon on the Home screen to open the Phone app
2. Tap Keypad at the bottom of the screen (on an iPhone with a home button, tap Contacts).
3. Enter the phone number that you want to block into the keypad (you may need to include 1 at the beginning) and tap Block Contact when it appears underneath it.
If you need to block a phone number on your iPhone, there are a few different ways to do it. The first way is to go to your Recent Calls list and tap the "i" next to the number you want to block. This will bring up the contact card for that person or company. Scroll down and tap Block this Caller, then confirm by tapping Block Contact.
The second way to block a number is directly from a text message. Tap and hold on to the message from the number you want to block, then tap More at the bottom of the screen. Tap the circle next to the number you want to block, then tap Block Contact at the bottom of the screen.
You can also block numbers from your Contacts list. Tap on the Contact that you want to block, then scroll down and tap Block this Caller. You'll be asked if you're sure you want to block the contact; tap Block Contact again to confirm.
Once a number is blocked, you won't receive any phone calls, texts, or Facetime calls from that number. If you ever need to unblock a number, you can do so by going to Settings > Phone > Blocked Contacts (or Settings > Messages > Blocked Contacts).
Tap Block this Caller at the bottom of the screen
To block a number on an iPhone, open the Phone app and tap the number you want to block. Tap Block this Caller at the bottom of the screen. You can also block numbers from your recent calls list or voicemail by tapping the info (i) button next to the number and tapping Block this Caller.
How to know if a number is blocked
If you want to know if a number is blocked on your iPhone, there are a few things you can do. First, try calling the number and see if it goes straight to voicemail. If it does, that's a good indication that the number is blocked.
Another thing you can do is send a text message to the number in the question and see if you get a delivery notification. If you don't, that means the number is likely blocked.
There are also a few third-party apps that can tell you if a number is blocked. Truecaller is one of them. Just enter the number in the question and hit search. If the app comes back with "Number not found," that's an indication that the number has been blocked by someone.
Blocking a number on your iPhone is an easy process and can be very useful in filtering out unwanted calls and messages. By following the steps outlined above, you should have no problems setting up the block. If you don't want to deal with the hassle of blocking numbers one by one, there are several apps that offer more comprehensive features like auto-blocking or bulk-blocking as well. No matter which method you choose, blocking a number on your iPhone will help keep annoying callers away once and for all!