How to Block Someone on Your iPhone

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Blocking someone on your iPhone means that the number or contact you've blocked will no longer be able to text or call your iPhone. Using the block feature is a great way to maintain your peace and sanity, and it's fairly easy to do. Here's how to block someone on iPhone.

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Quickly block a random number or someone in your contacts.
  • Stop someone from calling or texting you.

How to Block Someone on Your iPhone

System Requirements

This tip was performed on an iPhone running iOS 17.3 or later. Be sure to update to the latest iOS.

Whether you've been receiving texts and calls from a saved contact or a random number, you can still easily block any number. Depending on whether the number you want to block is saved in your contacts or not, we'll show you how to block a number from either app. If you like learning about how to use the iPhone, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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How to Block a Contact on iPhone

If the person you want to block is already saved in your iPhone's contact list, you can block them via the contacts tab in the Phone app. 

  1. Open the Phone app.

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  2. Tap Contacts.

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  3. Tap the contact you want to block.

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  4. Tap Block this Caller.

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  5. Tap Block Contact.

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How to Block a Number on iPhone

If the number that you want to block is not saved in your iPhone contact list, you can still block it in the Phone app.

  1. Open the Phone app.

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  2. Tap Recents.

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  3. Find the number you want to block and tap the Info button.

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  4. Tap Block this Caller.

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  5. Tap Block Contact.

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And that's how you block a number or a contact on iPhone. You can always unblock a caller by going through the same steps and tapping Unblock Caller. Until then, enjoy your peace and quiet!

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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Asheville, North Carolina.