With the increasing amount of data being mined and sold, your number is bound to end up with marketers or some sales team who want to sell you stuff you don’t need, and they don’t stop but keep spamming you all day long in most cases. If you don’t wish to talk to someone on call or receive messages from them, you can block the number on your iPhone.
However, since everything is controlled by touch on iPhone’s, it’s quite possible to register an incorrect touch, which could result in you blocking the wrong contact on your device, and that could lead to further confusion. Say you blocked your spouse’s or parent’s number by mistake; that wouldn’t just be conclusion, but could result in much more damage.
Once you’ve blocked a contact or phone number, you won’t receive phone calls, text messages, Facetime and emails from them.
So, if someone is complaining that they can’t reach you but everything seems alright with your phone and others are able to contact you, either you’ve blocked their number by mistake or their phone sucks. While verifying the latter part can be tedious, you can always see the numbers you’ve blocked on your iPhone.
In this article, we’ll help you see all of the numbers you’ve blocked on your iPhone and also help you remove or add numbers to the list on the same page.
View blocked contact and numbers on iPhone
Go to your iPhone’s Settings and follow the steps mentioned below to see all the numbers you’ve blocked on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and tap on Phone.
- On the next page, scroll down and tap on Blocked Contacts.
- On the next page, a list of the numbers you’ve blocked will appear.
From the list of blocked numbers, you can either remove a number or add more numbers to the blocked list.
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Removing a number from the blocked list
If you wish to unblock a number that you’ve previously blocked, click on the Edit button at the top-right of the page where all blocked numbers are listed (as depicted in the screenshot below)
Delete icon will appear in front of all the numbers in the list. Tap on the icon adjacent to the number or contact that you wish to unblock and then tap on the Done option, located at the top-right of the display.
Adding a contact to the blocked list
If you wish to block more numbers, click on the Add New… link on the bottom-left at the end of the list of numbers. Then from your list of contacts, select the ones you want to block.
You can alternatively also make a group of all the contacts you want to block and block the group.
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