How can I block a phone number on the iPhone (calls / texts)?

Need to block a specific phone number from calling or texting your iPhone? It could be telemarketers, spam text messages, or that crank that won't stop calling and messaging. Apple's iOS does not have a built-in feature to block a phone number, but there are other solutions.

UPDATE: Apple has added a block list to iOS 7. For instructions on how to block calls, messages and FaceTime with iOS 7 click here.

1. Your carrier might be able to block individual numbers. AT&T has an optional feature called Smart Limits for Wireless that runs $4.99 per month. One of the many functions is the capability to block up to 30 numbers from calling or texting your iPhone.

Verizon Wireless offers Spam Control for no additional charge. This feature can be found under My Services when logged into your account, and blocks up to 5 numbers from calling or texting.

2. Owners of jailbroken iPhones can install apps from the Cydia Store that will block phone numbers. iBlacklist is fully compatible with all iOS devices, iOS 6 and older firmware. For a one-time cost of $12, iBlacklist adds a plethora of useful features to your iPhone including the ability to block calls and texts from individual numbers.

An update to MobileLog is currently in development and will be offered for sale to jailbroken iPhone owners. The app will provide many enhancements to the stock calling app as well as number blocking.

3. Make sure you've registered your iPhone number with the National Do Not Call Registry. This will not stop texts, but it will require most telemarketers to stop calling your line within 31 days. Complaints can also be filed using the same website, and phone number registrations with the service never expire.

4. Assign a silent ringtone to the numbers you don't want to answer. This stops calls from bothering you, but texts will still sound an alert. The iPhone doesn't come with a silent ringtone by default, but you can install and configure a silent ringtone with these instructions.

5. Another calling only solution are services such as TrapCall, which has plans starting at $3.95 per month. No iPhone app installation is required, and once you're signed up TrapCall will unmask blocked caller IDs and blacklist unwanted callers. More expensive plans can be purchased that offer more in-depth functions.


Another way to block phone calls is using the "Do not disturb" feature on IOS6.

That's an option if you want to block everything coming in, not just the harassing phone calls.

No, you can set it up so that certain numbers do come through. If you put people in your favorites list you can set it so that it will allow calls through from your favorites list.

how do I block a number on IPhone

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How to block number

Indeed to know how to block numbers from my iphone

i want to block someone..

I want a number blocked so they cannot call me at any time the number I want blocked is 647-701-4147

i may have to block phone number on my iphone 4s could utell me how i do that

go to >SETTINGS
then > BLOCKED
then >ADD NEW
find a number that you would like to block then save the setting to block the number you added to blocked...

Hello,

i wanted to ask about how many numbers can i block using iOS7 http://www.ahowtodo.com/how-to-block-a-number-on-iphone-ios7/

I have Sprint and the Iphone5. I have some numbers that I tried to block phone calls and texts from through Sprint's "Limits and Permissions" preferences, but they are not working. I was able to block texts and phone messages before on my android phone through my carrier (Sprint) this way. I called up the Sprint customer service desk, and they were not able to resolve my issue.

Does anyone have the iPhone 5 and Sprint and been able to succesfully block texts and phone #'s? I've got a stage 5 psycho that I really need to block ASAP.

Thanks for any help.

this Sprint feature should work, i have used it for over a year now. And the customer service can add a number to your blocked calls list for you.
go to preferences
click block voice/block text
click which phone you'd like the person NOT to call
choose which block option you would like
add the phone number
you must remember to save
HINT- the system takes a while to load (15 min or so) so pls do not go back in and make more changes otherwise this feature will take forever to work.

Please let me know if anything worked for you. Your comment "stage 5 pyscho" I love, as I have one too. Good Luck

u can block by sending a txt msg to 9999
in the msg type: block1234567 (phone# of course)
& they wont be able to txt u or u txt them. the calls u cant block though :/ unless u call or do it online through ur spring account

This works

I m using i phone 5, How to block certain phone no or caller from our contact list ?

Block

I seriously hope this works!! Started receiving a really annoying text from 600-500-0015 (like every couple of minutes, since yesterday) Anyone else seeing this?!

I'm getting the same exact texts on my cricket iPhone from +1 (600) 500-0015 it's every few minutes and has been going on all day. Does it ever stop?!?! :-(

I'm getting the same exact texts on my cricket iPhone from +1 (600) 500-0015 it's every few minutes and has been going on all day. Does it ever stop?!?! :-(

i have a cricket iphone and i keep getting texts everyday from that same number! it's so annoying! i already called cricket and they said they don't block numbers. i dont know what to do! someone help please!

Get a phone that will

Get a phone that will

999-9 worked great I was recieveing txt from an android provider like every 20 min.
But not anymore. Thank you

Is there a way to unblock a number?

It does not work.

Hi i have sprint and I phone 5 and im trying to block a phyco from clling me and texting me .. did you find any resolution ? help me

I have a iphone and sprint. Going to my preferences and blocking the number will work unles the person you are trying to block has an iPhone too. If the stage 5 psycho has an iPhone you need to go to the apple store and get a message blocker. I'm trying to find the blocker now myself...