How to block a number on iPhone to stop scammers from calling and texting you

SCAM calls and texts are common – but luckily there’s a great way to block them.

This is especially useful when the same number repeatedly tries to reach you. Here’s how you can put a stop to it.

You can easily block a number on an iPhone


You can easily block a number on an iPhonePhoto credit: Getty – Contributor

How to block a number on an iPhone

There are several ways you can block a number, depending on which app you prefer. If a number has called you and you want to block it in the phone App, go to Last and tap next to the number or contact you want to block. Next, slide to the bottom of your screen and tap on it Block this caller. The same method can be used when going inside contacts and tap on the person you want to block.

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If you’re in Messages, open the conversation you want to end and tap the contact’s name at the top. Then click The information and scroll down until you see Block this caller. The same can apply when you are in FaceTime. Just click the info button next to the contact or number you want to block and follow the steps above.

If you block someone, they can still leave you a voicemail, but you won’t get a notification about it. Messages sent or received to the blocked number will not be delivered.

Will people I block get notified?

The blocked contact will not be notified that you have blocked them, so at first they may think you are ignoring them.

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If you are struggling with junk texts, make sure you click on the option to report them. This option appears when you receive a notification from a number that is not in your contacts.

You can also report spam or junk texts in the Messages app


You can also report spam or junk texts in the Messages appCredit: apple
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