There will be times when you need to block and/or unblock mobile numbers just to have that privacy you’ve always wanted.
Persistent and unwanted calls are inevitable. They will multiply and keep on haunting you for as long as they can find a way to reach and contact you.
That is why we want to share with you this quick tip on how you can manage blocking or unblocking mobile numbers from your iPhone.
You can actually do block mobile numbers and even unblock them. If you are unfamiliar with the iOS or the device, filtering iMessages and unknown senders can also be done. You can also report iMessages that seem junk or spam.
How? Here’s the way:
How to Block/Unblock Mobile Number in iPhone
Using your Phone app, you can block a mobile number by going to the Recents pane. Then, tap next to the phone number or contact that you want to block. After that, you can scroll towards the bottom of the device and you can tap the option, “Block this Caller.”
If you are using the Facetime app, just tap next to the phone number or contact that you want to block. Now, go to the bottom of your screen, then tap the option “Block this Caller“.
If you want to block a mobile number using the Messages app, open the conversion. Tap, then tap the name or phone number. Then, scroll to the bottom of the Info screen, then tap “Block this Caller.”
The implications of such are that when you block a phone number or contact, the person can still leave a voicemail, but you will never be notified and Messages will never be delivered. The contact will also not be able to get a notification, call, or message that you have blocked them.
How to Block/Unblock Mobile Number in iPhone: Where Do You See Blocked Numbers?
If you want to manage blocked numbers, or if you suddenly want to unblock some contacts, here are the steps.
What you need to do is to go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification.
For Facetime users, Go to Settings > FaceTime > Blocked.
For Messages, go to Settings > Messages > Blocked.
Once you are already on these screens, you can manage blocked contacts. You can either add or unblock contacts or phone numbers.
How to Block/Unblock Mobile Number in iPhone: Managing Blocked Numbers
If you want to add a contact to block:
Go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification > Block Contact. Then, from your list, tap the contact that you want to block.
To add a contact from the Messages or FaceTime:
Go to Settings > Messages or Settings > FaceTime, scroll down your screen and tap Blocked, tap Add New. Now, the only thing left to do is to select the contact that you want to block.
To unblock a contact or phone number, there is an easy way to do it! Swipe left over the number, then tap “Unblock”.