How can I block calls and text messages on iPhone?

How can I block calls and text messages with iOS?

Looking to permanently block a phone number on the iPhone? Apple has added this built-in functionality to iOS 7 and later. Contacts and numbers on your iOS block list will be prevented from contacting you with phone calls, iMessages, SMS text messages or FaceTime.

To add a contact to the block list in iOS follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to Settings -> Phone (or Messages, or FaceTime) -> Blocked
  2. Touch Add New...
  3. Select the contact you wish to block from the list

To block a phone number that recently called your iPhone:

  1. Navigate to Phone -> Recents
  2. Touch the blue information circle (i) next to the phone number
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Block this Caller
  4. Touch Block Contact

To block a phone number that recently messaged your iPhone:

  1. Navigate to Messages
  2. Select the message from the number you wish to block
  3. Touch Contact in the upper right corner
  4. Touch the blue information circle (i) next to the phone number
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Block this Caller
  6. Touch Block Contact

To block a phone number that recently sent a FaceTime request to your iPhone:

  1. Navigate to FaceTime -> Recents
  2. Touch the blue information circle (i) next to the phone number
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Block this Caller
  4. Touch Block Contact

To see what contacts, phone numbers and email addresses are currently on your block list navigate to Settings -> Phone -> Blocked. Individual entries can be selected and unblocked by tapping Edit in the upper right hand corner.

Comments

This is the most useful feature Apple has ever introduced to the iPhone.

Bye-bye Telemarketers!

Thanks Apple.

There's actually an even easier way:
- select your missed call (press the i button)
- scroll down to "unblock this caller"
done!

* BLOCK this caller

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I have blocked a phone number (iPhone5) but this rabbish of girl still send messages, calling every time. I tried to see if I unblocked the phone number, but I saw that it still on the blocked list. What can I do? It becomes really a nightmare for me; can't live in peace but can't change my phone number also. I've signed a lot of contracts with this phone # changing it now will be so difficult for me.
Any help? I'd thank you.

Do what I did, text the sprint spam number an sent them their number as spam an they are now block in text messages too haha

Was able to add a phone number to my 'blocked' list from a spam text I received today. Another thanks to Apple for this service!

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Are you 600 years old? Why would you comment with your name... Did you even read the article? I literally cannot make it any easier to follow those instructions.

I have done this but continue to receive calls from the blocked numbers.

Thank you so much for these easy to use instructions! Wonderful.

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SO THIS FEATURE ON MY IPHONE 5S NOT WORKING I TRIED IT BUT I STILL GET THESE CALLS
PLEASE HELP I DONT WANT O CHANGE MY NUMBER BUT ITS GETTING VERY ANNOYING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PROVIDING THIS! GREAT INFO AND IT WORKS!

It's pretty easy to block callers. I recently switched phone service a few times, so I got an app for managing callers that follows me not the phone. Works great. http://www.seeblockednumber.com

I have an iPhone 5 and want to block a number. Went to Settings, Phone, and then have no "Block" prompt, nor do I have a "Block" prompt when I click on the arrow next to the recently received call. Any help on how to block this number?

Thank for the blocking info. how easy can you get. Goodbye unknown callers.

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