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How to block a number in your Apple iPhone

By on March 17, 2014

Nuisance calls are the bane of the modern age. If you’re not being rung up by a teenager in a call centre about signing up a credit card, apply for personal or some promotion call. They’re enough to turn the advantages of a mobile phone – easy communications, wherever and whenever – into a curse. Fortunately you can block specific callers, enabling you to avoid them safely without having to cut yourself off from the people you want to talk to.

  

This features has been waiting long by the iPhone user since their previous version of iOS, finally this features delivered together with the latest iPhone OS, iOS 7. The following are the step how to block any unwanted incoming call to your device.

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1. If you are on iOS7, you can block the number from your settings.

 

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2. Open your call log. From the Phone icon, select “Recents” at the bottom. The call log is called “Recents.”

 

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3. Find the number you want to block. You may need to scroll up or down to find it.

 

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Touch on the “i” next to the phone number, and select “Block This Contact” towards the bottom of the screen.

This will block the number from contacting you on calls, texts, Facetime, anything. You won’t even know they called.

 

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5. It works the same way in your message log and Facetime log, should you want to block from there.

 

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6. You can also view your blocked list from the settings icon.

After launching your settings, you can choose Phone, Messages or Facetime. You can then view your block list from there, and either add or remove numbers.

Alternatively, if you have your iOS device jailbroken, you may looking for alternative apps from Cydia than using the default features in the phone to block the unwanted incoming call using the apps such as:

  • Call Bliss
  • Call Blocker
  • iBlacklist

Most of the apps from Cydia provide more features than iOS default blocked call features. You can try it out and share with us.

  

  

  

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