How to Block, Unblock, and See Blocked Numbers on iPhone

How to Block, Unblock, and See Blocked numbers on iPhone? Let’s find out.

The number blocking feature on an iPhone or any smartphone, in general, is a lifesaver when it comes to getting rid of unwanted calls or messages. 

Once you block a person, they won’t be able to contact you. However, you can always unblock them if you change your mind. 

In this tutorial, we’ll teach you how to block, unblock, and see blocked numbers on iPhone in the following apps:

  1. Phone
  2. FaceTime
  3. Messages
  4. Apple Mail

Let’s go through the steps one at a time.

1. Phone App

How to Block/Unblock a Number on the Phone App

There are 3 ways to block/Unblock a number via the Phone App:

  • From Contacts
  • Via Recents
  • Through Settings

– Block/Unblock a Number from Contacts

Step 1

On your iPhone, go to “Phone > Contacts” and select the contact you want to block/unblock.

Step 2

Once the contact info appears, scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap “Block Contact.” If the contact is already blocked, tap “Unblock Contact.”

– Block/Unblock a Number from Recents

Step 1

On your iPhone, go to “Phone > Recents” and tap on the small “i” next to a number.

Step 2

Tap on “Block this Caller” from the menu that appears. Click on “Unblock” to remove the number from the block list.

– Block/Unblock a Number from Settings

Step 1

On your iPhone, go to “Settings > Phone > Blocked Contacts.”

Step 2

A list of all blocked contacts will appear. Click on “Add New” to add a number to the block list. 

Step 3

To unblock a number, tap on a number and click on “Edit” at the top-right corner.

Step 4

Next, tap on “Remove > Unblock” and click on “Done” at the top-right corner.

If you simply want to have a look at the list of blocked contacts, follow the steps below:

How to See a Blocked Number on the Phone App

If you want to know How to see blocked numbers on iPhone? These are the simple steps to follow:

Step 1

On your iPhone, go to “Settings > Phone.”

Step 2

Click on “Blocked Contacts” to see the list of all blocked contacts.

Tap ‘Blocked Contacts’ to view your list of blocked numbers

Now, let’s see how to block, unblock or view a blocked contact on FaceTime.

2. FaceTime

How to Block/Unblock a Number from FaceTime

Blocking/unblocking a number from FaceTime is quite a straightforward process. You can do it in 2 ways:

– Directly through the app

– From the settings. 

Here are the steps for both methods.

– Block/Unblock Directly From the FaceTime App

Step 1

Open the FaceTime app and click on the “i” next to a contact from the list.

Step 2

From the menu, tap on “Block this Caller > Block Contact” to confirm. 

Step 3

Click on “Unblock this Caller” to remove the number from the block list.

– Block/Unblock from Settings

Step 1

Go to “Settings > FaceTime > Blocked.”

Step 2

A list of all blocked contacts will appear. Click on “Add New” to include a number in the block list. 

Step 3

To unblock a contact, click on “Edit” and press the red “-” button next to the contact.

Step 4

Now tap “Unblock > Done” to remove the contact from the block list.

How to See a Blocked Number on FaceTime

Step 1

On your iPhone, go to “Settings > FaceTime.”

Step 2

Click on “Blocked” to see the list of all blocked contacts.

Open the FaceTime app, select ‘Blocked Contacts’ at the bottom of the screen to view your blocked numbers

That’s how you block/unblock contacts from Phone and FaceTime. But, what to do if you want to stop receiving spam messages or messages from a toxic person? 

Here are the steps to block, unblock, and see blocked numbers on Messages.

3. Messages

How to Block/Unblock a Number from Messages

Just like Phone and FaceTime, you can block/unblock a number from Messages in 2 ways:

– Via the Messages App

– And from Settings

– Block/Unblock via the App

Step 1

Launch the Messages app and open the conversation of the contact you want to block.

Step 2

Now click on the small “i” at the screen’s upper-right corner to view the details.

Step 3

Next, click on a small arrow “>” at the top-right corner of the screen and tap on “Block this Caller” to block the contact.

Step 4

Follow the steps above, but tap on “Unblock this Caller” in step 3, to remove the contact from the block list.

Alternatively, you can also block/unblock contacts from Messages from the Settings. 

– Block/Unblock from Settings

Step 1

On your iPhone, go to “Settings > Messages > Blocked.”

Step 2

Tap on “Add New” to add numbers from which you don’t want to receive any messages.

Step 3

To unblock, tap on the contact and click “Edit.” 

Step 4

Tap on the red “-” button next to the contact, click on “Unblock,” and then “Done.”

How to See Blocked Numbers in Messages

To view the list of blocked numbers on Messages, follow these steps:

Step 1

Go to “Settings > Messages.”

Step 2

Tap on “Block Contacts” to see the list of blocked numbers. 

Tap ‘Blocked Contacts’ from the Messages app to see the blocked numbers

You can add new numbers to the list or unblock a contact by following the steps mentioned previously.

Read on to learn how to block/unblock or view a blocked email contact.

4. Apple Mail

How to Block/Unblock a Contact from Apple Mail

Just like all other apps, you can block/unblock contact from Apple Mail in 2 ways:

– From the Apple Mail App

– And from Settings

– Block/Unblock from the Apple Mail App

Step 1

Open the Mail app and open the message from the contact you want to block.

Step 2

Tap on the email address you want to block and select “Block this Contact.”

Step 3

Click on “Unblock this Contact” to unblock the email address.

– Block/Unblock from Settings

Step 1

Go to “Settings > Mail > Blocked.”

Step 2

Click on “Add New” to enter the contact you wish to block.

Step 3

To unblock a contact, swipe left on the name and tap “Unblock.”

How to See a Blocked Contact on Apple Mail

If you want to see the list of block email contacts, here are the steps for it:

Step 1

On your iPhone, go to “Settings > Mail.”

Step 2

Scroll down and click on “Blocked” to view the list of blocked contacts.

Select ‘Blocked’ under Blocked Sender Options to view your blocked list

 

Again, you can edit the blocked contacts list in the Mail settings like all the apps above.

Whether you change your mind about someone you’ve blocked, or you realize that you’ve accidentally blocked someone, in any case, blocking, unblocking, and viewing blocked numbers on your iPhone is quite simple. I hope this guide will come in handy if you ever face such an issue.

Also, visit our blog for additional tech-savvy hacks and iPhone features.

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