Sometimes we get calls from unsolicited numbers, marketing companies or just people we just don’t want to hear from! Blocking phone calls from numbers with your network is possible, but blocking texts is not. Follow these instructions for a quick and simple way to block calls and texts from particular numbers with your iPhone.

1. Blocking a contact that is saved to your phone

  1. Go to Settings on your main screen
  2. Go to Phone
  3. Go to Call Blocking & Identification
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and go to Block Contact
  5. Add the contact you want to block

2. Blocking a caller that is not in your contacts

  1. Go to your Call List
  2. Press the i symbol at the right of the call log
    (be sure to do this carefully, if you miss the i symbol, you will call the number back)
  3. Go down to Block this Caller
  4. Press Block Contact

3. Saving a number to contacts to unblock later

Remember, if it is likely that you will want to unblock this contact in the future, it is better to save the number as a contact before blocking, so that you know the identity of the blocked number in future. You won’t be able to do this for an Unknown numbers, as you can’t save a number you don’t know. To do this from the call list follows the below steps:

  1. Go to your Call List
  2. Press the i symbol at the right of the call log (be sure to do this carefully, if you miss the i symbol, you will call the number back)
  3. Add the number as a contact in Create New Contact
  4. Go to Settings on your main screen
  5. Go to Phone
  6. Go to Call Blocking & Identification
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and go to Block Contact
  8. Add the contact you want to block

4. Blocking a text from someone who is not in your contacts

  1. Go to the message
  2. Click the phone number at the top of the message
  3. Add the number as a contact in Create New Contact
  4. Go to Settings on your main screen
  5. Go to Phone
  6. Go to Call Blocking & Identi cation
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and go to Block Contact
  8. Add the contact you want to block