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How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

Posted March 28, 2015 at 8:30pm by iClarified · 29930 views
These are instructions on how to block a number from calling or messaging your iPhone. Follow these steps to black list a contact and block their voice calls, FaceTime calls, SMS, MMS, and iMessages.



Step One
Tap to launch Settings from your Springboard.
How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

Step Two
Choose Phone from the Settings menu.
How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

Step Three
Select Blocked from the Phone menu.
How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

Step Four
Tap the Add New... button.
How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

Step Five
Choose the contact you would like to block from your contacts list
How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

Step Six
You'll notice that all the contact's various numbers and addresses are added to the blocked list. You can tap the Edit button at the top right to modify the list and only block the numbers you want.
How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

Step Seven
You can also block a contact via the Phone application. Return to the Springboard and launch the Phone app.
How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

Tap the Contacts tab at the bottom and then select the contact you'd like to block. Notice there's a button that lets you 'Block this Caller' or 'Unblock this Caller'.
How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

Step Eight
You can also go the Recents tab, and tap the i button to the right of a call log. Here again you will find a button that lets you 'Block this Caller' or 'Unblock this Caller'.
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How to Block a Number From Calling or Messaging Your iPhone [Video]

**If you plan on block a contact that uses iMessage, make sure their email address is in their contact information otherwise you may still get messages and FaceTime calls from that address.

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Aks
Aks - March 29, 2015 at 2:20pm
Gee I thought this would be the master plan to built a space shuttle so that I can take a trip to Mars. But turns out this is something all users of IOS already know. Dumbass iclarified.
Richard Burns
Richard Burns - March 29, 2015 at 8:45am
TPS is a load of shite. Most calls route out of India and TPS cant do anything about it.
the car lover
the car lover - March 29, 2015 at 9:32am
TPS is a database for those wanting to opt out of telemarketing, it is a code of conduct agreement between the regulator and the telemarketing industry; hence its ineffectual use for some people. Social regulations regarding use of the telephone network are upheld by Ofcom, the UK regulators have always shyed away from the old black listing regulations applied by countries such as Germany, although pre EU harmonisation there was a UK regulation for repeat dialling to the same number. Ofcom request telemarketing companies to observe both TPS and the ability for a customer to identify the telemarketer by use of a callback number. Any complaints submitted to Ofcom where TPS is ignored will result in a stiffer fine. Ofcom cannot regulate on operators and networks outside of UK borders. To make matters worse Indian callcenters offering International services only (I.e customer support in US and Europe) are exempt from Indian regulations, meaning they are placed in a loosely regulated no man's land. TPS can never be the be and end all for those reasons.
Per
Per - March 29, 2015 at 5:52am
Can you also block callers without caller ID? I mean, callers who have blocked their own number from showing up on my phone.
the car lover
the car lover - March 29, 2015 at 6:03am
You can't block a number without caller id,set a silent ring as default and vibrate off and set all your contacts a unique ring tone and vibrate on. In the UK we have TPS which a mostly effective way of dealing with telemarketing calls unless they originate outside of the UK. You might want to look for that system where you live and register with it.
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