It is annoying to receive a message or get a call with an unknown number, right? Besides, most messages and calls coming from unknown numbers are just a scam, so you have to be careful when an unknown number contacts you because in some way, it’s dangerous. How can you stop these messages and calls from coming to your iPhone? How can you make it stop? Here’s a step by step guide on how you can block unknown or even known numbers on your iPhone.

 

Block A Number That Recently Called You

1. Tap the Phone icon on your Homescreen. The list of phone numbers that you recently called or called you will appear in the Phone menu.

 2. Look for the Recents tab and click it. Select All on the options. The most recent calls from your iPhone will be at the top of the list.

 3. On the right side of the number that you want to block, there’s an “i” icon. This “i” icon usually means information, so you will know the information about that number, including the date and time of its last call. This is where you will find the option to block it as well.

4. Look for the Block this Caller option by scrolling down on the number’s information. A pop-up note will appear once you tab the Block this Caller option, warning you that you won’t receive any FaceTime, phone calls, and messages from that number.

 5. If you’ve decided that you really want to block that number, tap the Block Contact button. If you don’t want to block the number anymore, you can tap Cancel instead. You can also unblock the number, you just need to follow these guidelines.

 

Block A Number In Your Contact List

1. Tap the Contacts icon on your Homescreen. The list of phone numbers that you recently called or called you will appear in the Contacts menu. You can also see these numbers in the Phone menu. It is located right next to the Recents tab, at the bottom of the screen.

 2. Look for the number that you want to block. Tap it.

 3. Choose the Block this Caller button. A pop-up will then appear on your iPhone screen to confirm the action that you want to take. A pop-up note will appear once you tab the Block this Caller option, warning you that you won’t receive any FaceTime, phone calls, and messages from that number.

 4. If you’ve decided that you really want to block that number, tap the Block Contact button. If you don’t want to block the number anymore, you can tap Cancel instead. You can also unblock the number, you just need to follow these guidelines.

 

Block Spam Calls using Third-Party Apps

 1. Open the App Store of your iPhone and look for the robocall blocker. It is a third-party app that will help you block spam calls. Download the robocall app.

2. After that, go to Settings and look for the Phone option.

3. Look for the Call Blocking & Identification in the menu then select it.

 4. The robocall app will be listed in it. Slide the button to the right to turn or activate the robocall app. A green light will appear to signal that it’s turned on. Once robocall is activated, the spam calls on your iPhone will automatically be blocked. You can also unblock the number, you just need to follow these guidelines.

 

Block A Number Using Facetime

1. Go to your iPhone’s Settings. Look for Facetime on the menu and tap it. Once you’re on the Facetime Settings, activate your Facetime. Wait for a few seconds to load the changes you’ve made and for the rest of the menu to appear.

 2. Scroll down and look for the Blocked option on the menu. Tap it. You will see all the numbers you’ve blocked so they won’t be able to Facetime you anymore.

 3. The list of blocked numbers will appear and below it, there’s an option that says “Add New”. Tap that option. You will then be redirected to the list of your iPhone contacts.

 4. Look for the contact that you want to block and tap it. It will automatically be added to the blocked list of your Facetime. This email or number will not be able to contact you using Facetime once you block it on your iPhone.

 

Block A Number Using Messages

 1. Go to your iPhone’s Settings. Look for Facetime on the menu and tap it. The menu for the Messages app will appear.

 2. Scroll down and look for the Blocked option on the menu. Tap it. You will see all the numbers you’ve blocked so they won’t be able to message you anymore.

 3. The list of blocked numbers will appear and below it, there’s an option that says “Add New”. Tap that option. You will then be redirected to the list of your iPhone contacts.

 4. Look for the contact that you want to block and tap it. It will automatically be added to the blocked list of your Messages. This number will not be able to message you once you block it on your iPhone

 

Other Trick to Block Number Using Messages

 1. Tap the Messages app on your Homescreen. The MMS and SMS messages you’ve sent and received are in this app.

 2. Look for the messages of the person or contact that you want to block. Open it.

 3. At the top of the message thread or the conversation of the number you’ve chosen, an arrow will appear beside the contact number. A pop-up will appear, showing a small menu that contains information, Facetime, and audio.

 4. Tap the info on the small menu. The Details screen of the contact you’ve chosen will appear.

 5. When you see a small arrow beside the contact number again, tap it. More actions and options will appear on the Details screen.

6. If you’ve decided that you really want to block that number, tap the Block this Caller button then tap the Block Contact option for confirmation.

If you don’t want to block the number anymore, you can tap Cancel instead. You can also unblock the number, you just need to follow these guidelines.

 

Block An Unknown Caller

1. Go to your iPhone’s Settings. Look for Do Not Disturb on the menu and tap it.

2. Once you’re on the Do Not Disturb page, activate it by sliding the button to the right. A green light will appear to signal that it’s turned on or activated.

3. After that, scroll down and look for the Allow Calls From option. Check all the contacts.  Calls from unknown or known numbers will all be blocked when this is activated.

Take note: The random numbers or contacts listed on your blocked list won’t be able to call you or send you any messages. You will not be notified with their calls as well; however, they can still send you voicemails. The owners of either the unknown or known blocked numbers won’t be notified that their number has been blocked on your iPhone.

 

How To Unblock a Number

If you want to unblock a number, follow the steps below.

 1. Go to your iPhone’s Settings. Open it.

2. Tap the Phone option on the menu.

3. Look for the Blocked Contacts option and tap it.

4. Select the blocked number that you want to unblock by swiping the button to the left. Tap unblock afterward.

 

Other Important Tips

  • Filter the messages that came from unknown sources or senders so that you won’t be plagued with unwanted messages or Spam. All you have to do is go to the Messages app in the Settings of your iPhone and look for the Filter Unknown Senders option.

When you activate or enable this option, you will not be notified when unknown sources send you unwanted messages or Spam. They will be put on a separate list as well and not on the main list of your received and sent messages.

 

  • If the sender is unknown or not in your Contact list, you can also report the spam messages they’re sending you. All you have to do is open the spam message they’ve sent you and you will see a Report Junk link below the message. When you click this link, the contact details and message of the unknown sender will be sent to Apple to take action.

The spam message will also be deleted on your iPhone once the link has been clicked. However, you will still receive future messages and the sender will still be able to send you messages even if you report them. So the best thing to do is to add them to the list of your blocked contacts.