How to block an unwanted number on your iPhone?

block a number on your iPhone

Are you tired of receiving incessant calls from unknown numbers? In this tutorial, we explain the different ways to block an unwanted number on your iPhone (iOS 6 and later), but also how to know if your number has been blocked.

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Block an unwanted number on an iPhone

Want to block the number of someones who just called you? Or a contact you want to avoid? To do this, go to the home screen of your iOS, then:

  • Tap the Phone icon.
  • Select the Recents tab.
  • To the right of the number to block, press the circled i, then select Block this correspondent
  • Confirm by tapping Block contact.

From now on, this correspondent can no longer reach you, neither by telephone calls nor by Facetime. It will be redirected automatically to your voicemail.

Otherwise, the other solution is to go to Settings → Phone → Blocked contacts →  Add.

You will also have access to a list of all the numbers that you have blocked.

Unblock a number on an iPhone

You have reconsidered your decision, and want to unblock a contact? To do this, you will simply need to follow the steps below:

Go to Settings → Phone → Blocked contacts. Then, at the top right of the screen, tap Edit, on the red circle, and finally on Unblock.

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Rename the contact to block

To remind you not to pick up when a certain contact calls you, you can simply rename them. We suggest: “Do not pick up”, “Unwanted call”, “Ignore”.

Otherwise, if there is no new name, assign it a specific ringtone.

Block a hidden number

After many call attempts, the person who keeps contacting you has finally withheld their number? With the Do Not Disturb option, you can silence all numbers that are not on your contact list.

To do this, go to Settings → Do not disturb, then activate the option. Then select Allow calls from → All contacts.

Unfortunately, note that this option has its limits as you may miss calls from contacts that are not yet saved in your phonebook.

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Block a number with Bloctel, or your operator

To reject calls from direct sellers, use the free service Bloctel.gouv.fr. He will then take care of registering your telephone number on a list of opposition to canvassing.

As for calls from individuals, you can contact your telephone operator to establish a blacklist and filter the calls.

Block a number with Truecaller

The other alternative to block a number is to download the third-party Truecaller app.

Nothing could be easier, you just have to install it and enter the numbers and contacts you want to block.

In addition to your contacts, with Truecaller you will also have the possibility to stop spam calls. It will also provide you with information about numbers that are bothering you.

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Has your number been blocked?

You know how to block a number, but how do you know if yours has been blocked? What are the telltale signs?

If your number is probably blocked when you call a contact, you will only hear one ringtone. Following this, you are notified that your correspondent is unavailable and that you can leave him a message.

Please note, this does not mean with certainty that your number has been blocked. Your correspondent may have simply switched off his telephone or configured it not to be disturbed.

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