How to block a phone number, contact, or email on an iPhone

April 6, 2020

If an unknown caller or an errant message is something that bothers you, block the number. This short tutorial walks you through the process to block a phone number, contact, or email on an iPhone. The whole exercise takes only a few seconds. Having said that, it is important to note that blocking a number isn't permanent, so if you change you change your mind, you can undo the blocking.

How to block a phone number on an iPhone

When you block a number, the caller cannot contact you. Similarly, they can't text you or FaceTime you. So, think before you decide to follow this course of action.

  1. Block via Phone App
  2. Block via FaceTime
  3. Block via Messages
  4. Block via Mail

Let’s cover the steps in a bit more detail!

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1] Block via Phone App

Block This Caller iPhone
Block This Caller iPhone

If you're in the Phone app under the ‘Recents’ heading, tap ‘Information’ (denoted as encircled i) next to the phone number or contact that you want to block.

Scroll to the bottom of your screen, then tap ‘Block this Caller’.

2] Block via FaceTime

If you're in the FaceTime app, tap ‘Information’ (denoted as encircled i) next to the phone number, contact, or email address that you want to block.

FaceTime Block This Caller
FaceTime Block This Caller

Scroll to the bottom of your screen, then tap Block this Caller.

3] Block via Messages

If you're in Messages, open the conversation, tap the contact at the top of the conversation.

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Message Info Icon
Message Info Icon

Then tap the info icon as shown in the image above.

When directed to a new screen, scroll down to the bottom and tap Block this caller option.

4] Block via Mail

Block This Contact Mail iPhone
Block This Contact Mail iPhone

If you're in the Mail app, open the email that has the contact that you want to block, then tap the contact at the top. Tap ‘Block this Contact’.

That’s it!

Please note that this is a temporary measure as the caller although has no way to get in touch, can still leave a voicemail.

Source - Apple.com

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