How to Block a Phone Number on iOS
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Ah, cold callers, telephone spammers, telemarketers — whatever you want to call them, they’re annoying. Frankly, it’s remarkable that companies still try the decades-old technique in this era, but I guess people still fall for the bait (or they’d stop doing it).

Of course, the ability to block calls is also useful in more personal situations. Sure, you can block people on Twitter, Facebook, and all the other social networks, and you can send their emails straight to your Junk folder How to Set Up Email Filters in Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook How to Set Up Email Filters in Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook Email filtering is your best tool in keeping your inbox neat and organized. Here's how to set up and use email filters in Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook. Read More . But it’s also important to be able to stop people from contacting you by phone.

Thankfully, both Apple and Google have realized that unsolicited telephone calls How To Deal With Telephone Spam How To Deal With Telephone Spam The greatest aspect of the telephone? The fact that you can speak to anyone at a moment’s notice, even if they’re halfway across the world. Sit back and think about that for a second because... Read More are hated by almost everyone. We’ve explained how to block calls on Android How to Block Unwanted Calls and Texts on Android for Free How to Block Unwanted Calls and Texts on Android for Free Sick of spammy calls and texts on Android? Here's how to take control and block them for free and without rooting your device. Read More  before, now here’s how to block phone numbers on iOS.

Blocking in Phone, FaceTime, Messages

You can block a number from any one of three apps: Phone, FaceTime, or Messages. Let’s take a look at all three.

Block a Phone Number Using Phone

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap on Recents.
  3. Find the number you want to block.
  4. Tap the Information icon (stylized as a lowercase “i”).
  5. Scroll down and tap Block this Caller.

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Block a Phone Number Using FaceTime

  1. Open the FaceTime app.
  2. Locate the phone number you want to block.
  3. Tap the Information icon alongside it.
  4. Scroll down and tap Block this Caller.

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Block a Phone Number Using Messages

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Open a message from the number you want to block.
  3. Tap the Information icon.
  4. Tap on the name or number of the sender.
  5. Scroll down and tap Block this Caller.

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You can manage the numbers you’ve blocked by going to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification. And remember, you can also use third-party apps that will identify and block spam callers before your phone even rings.

Which app do you use to block numbers on iOS? Let us know in the comments below.

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