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

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. For instructions on how to block calls, messages and FaceTime with iOS 7 or later 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.

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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

I lost my iPhone 5c and I want block my phone how can this help me please thanks

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?

click on it and to the right you will see unblock

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...

The national Do Not Call Registry. Hah! That's a joke. Might as well not even have it. Telemarketers are just ignoring it.

I use YouMail.com and it's FREE. I add crank caller's numbers to my Youmail "Crank Callers" contact I created and they're greeted with a "This number is disconnected" greeting. Pretty cool! Blocked IDs get a "I do Not accept numbers from a blocked Caller ID" greeting. They have a whole library of funny, pre-recorded greetings to choose from; also free.

For a Spam Text if you're with AT&T: forward the text to 7726. You'll then get a response back to send the number. Too easy.

AT&T # 7726 Worked crazy fast.

Should have gotten a Samsung. .I can add numbers to auto reject by pushing 2 buttons. .no cost, it's just one of the many options the Samsung galaxy phones have.

You need not pay anything to block calls in your Iphone. There are plenty of free apps available in Iphone app store which can block calls. Just type "block calls" in your app store, you will find more free apps.

get the app YouMail from apple store and you can block calls with that hope it helps :)

Hey check this new app out http://www.spinding.com/tosares/.

Yes sometimes it is very much necessary for you to block calls repeatedly from a person you don't like. They will give you loads of calls or send you nonsense text messages. So, you have an option to block in your iPhone.
http://www.kundanstech.com/how-to-block-unwanted-calls-and-messages-in-iphone/

I am trying to block my husband from calling or texting or face timming a sertian number I have the iPhone 5C n this person is destroying my 15 yr marriage n he will sneak my phone when I'm asleep n face time her all hours of the night n I don't want her to call or nothing n I don't want him to call the number from my iPhone ever again so I'm desperate needing your help Yours Truly Tammy

Well now that iOS7 is out all you have to do is go to resent called find the number and press the icon with the i in the circle scroll all they way to the bottom and press block caller! :)

On my iphone 4, i save the unwanted number to my contacts then go in 'settings,' then 'phone,' then 'blocked' and add the contact. It will block calls and texts.

On my iphone 4, i save the unwanted number to my contacts then go in 'settings,' then 'phone,' then 'blocked' and add the contact. It will block calls and texts.

On my iphone 4, i save the unwanted number to my contacts then go in 'settings,' then 'phone,' then 'blocked' and add the contact. It will block calls and texts.

On my iphone 4, i save the unwanted number to my contacts then go in 'settings,' then 'phone,' then 'blocked' and add the contact. It will block calls and texts.

It is easy to block a call on iPhones. Click tin"I" to the side of missed/recent calls and scroll down to the bottom and hit "Block Call". Done!

You can block Calls and Text on iOS 7 and iOS 8 using below link.

http://www.howtoisolve.com/how-to-block-calls-and-text-on-ios-7-ios-8-iphone-ipad/

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