How To Block Callers / Messages On iPhone, iPad – Tutorial


Here's a complete tutorial on how you can block callers and messages in iOS running on iPhone or iPad.

iPhone 6s

iOS has a bunch of neat features littered around every corner that enhance the overall user experience of the person using the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Among a bunch of great features is a nice little nugget that allows a user to block callers and message senders using a simple button. Today, we'll show you how to use that said feature while also walking you through the process of reverting the changes that you've made, subsequently allowing you to unblock contacts that you blocked in the first place.

Block Callers / Messages On iPhone, iPad

Block Callers and Messages

1. First and foremost, open the Messages or Phone app, sourcing the contact which you want to block. Just for the sake of this guide, we'll open the Messages app and then open the conversation thread of the contact we want to block.

2. Now tap on 'Details' at the top right hand corner.


3. Next to the phone number / name of the person, you'll see an 'i' icon. Tap on it to bring up more details.


4. Scroll all the way down and you'll see an option labeled 'Block this Caller.'


That's it, you're done. From here on in you will never ever receive a single text message, iMessage or call from the contact that you've just blocked.

If you're blocking contacts using the Phone app, simply open up the 'Recents' tab, or open a contact from the 'Contacts' tab. If you're in 'Recents,' then simply tap on the 'i' button and then tap on the 'Block this Caller' button at the bottom. If you're taking the 'Contacts' route, then open up a contact, scroll down and then tap on the 'Block this Caller' button. It's really that simple.

Unblock Callers and Messages

1. Open up the Settings app, then tap on either Messages or FaceTime.

2. Scroll down and you'll see an entry labelled 'Blocked.' Tap to open it up.


3. You'll now see all the contacts that you've blocked from reaching you. Simply open up a contact from here, and then tap on either 'Create New Contact' or 'Add to Existing Contact.'

If you're blocked a contact directly from 'Contacts.' Then simply open up the contact card of that person in the Phone app, and then tap on 'Unblock this Caller' at the very bottom.


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