How to block a number on an iPhone?

Are you tired of receiving cumbersome calls? With this tutorial, you will learn the different ways to block an unwanted number on your iPhone (iOS 6 and later) but also how to know if your number has been blocked.

Block a number on an iPhone

Do you want to block the number of someones who has just called you?

From your Home screen, touch the Phone icon and select the Recent tab  (at the bottom of the screen). To the right of the number to be blocked, press the circled I, then select Block this party and confirm with Block contact.

Now this correspondent can no longer reach you, either by telephone or Facetime. It will be redirected automatically to your voicemail.

Do you want to block a contact that has become too cumbersome?

Go to Settings → Phone → Call barring and identification → Block a contact.

The Call Blocking and Identification tab also allow you to see a list of all numbers that you have blocked.

Unlock a number on an iPhone

You have reconsidered your decision, and want to unlock a contact?

Go to Settings → Phone → Call barring and identification.

Tap Edit (top right), then tap the red circle (left) and then tap Unlock.

Rename the unwanted contact

To remind you not to pick up when a certain contact calls you, you can simply rename it. We suggest: “Do not pick up”, “Unwanted call”, “Ignore” 

If there is no name, give it a specific ringtone.

Block a hidden number

The person who keeps calling you hides his number? Know that you can avoid it with the Do Not Disturb option. This allows you to mute all numbers that are not on your contact list.

To do this, go to Settings → Do not disturb, then activate the option. Then select Allow calls from → All contacts. 

Alas, the option has limitations because you may miss calls contacts who are not yet saved in your phonebook.

Block a number with Bloctel and your operator

For private calls, you can contact your telephone company to blacklist and filter calls.

Block a number with Cellblock

Another alternative for block number is to use third-party application  CallBlock (in English).

For that, nothing is easier, you just have to install it and enter the numbers and contacts that you want to block.