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How to block a iphone contact

An option also allows you to filter messages whose sender does not appear in your contact list.

Block phone numbers, contacts and emails on your iPhone or iPad

You can block phone numbers, contacts and email addresses on your device. You can also filter iMessages from unknown shippers or report any unwanted or not requested iMessage (SPAM).

Block a phone number, contact or email address

To block phone numbers, contacts and email addresses, you can proceed in different ways.

Phone

In the phone app, touch recents, then touch the info button next to the phone number or the contact name you want to block. Scroll down the screen, then touch it block this correspondent.

Facetime

In the FaceTime app, touch the info button next to the phone number, the name of the contact or the email address you want to block. Scroll down the screen, then touch it block this correspondent.

Messages

In the App Messages, open the conversation, then touch the contact at the top of the conversation. Tap the info button, scroll down the screen, then touch it block this correspondent.

Email

In the mail app, open the email containing the contact you want to block, then touch the contact name in the upper part. Touche block this contact.

  1. Add the number or email address you want to block your contacts.
  2. For phone numbers, go to settings> phone> Blocked contacts> Add. For email addresses, access settings> Mail> Blocked> Add.
  3. Select the contact to block.

The contact or phone number you have blocked can still leave you a voice message, but you will not receive any notification. The messages sent or received from this contact or number are not given to you. Furthermore, this contact is not informed of the fact that his calls or messages no longer reach you. When you block an e-mail address in the mail app, messages from it are redirected to the Corbeille folder. E-mail address blocking is applied to all of your Apple devices.

Manage phone numbers, contacts and blocked email addresses

To display the phone numbers, contacts and email addresses that you blocked in the phone, facetime, messages or email app:

Phone

Access settings> phone, then touch blocked contacts to display the list.

Facetime

Access Settings> FaceTime. Under calls, touch blocked contacts.

Messages

Access Settings> Messages. Under SMS/MMS, touch blocked contacts.

Email

Access Settings> Mail. Under discussion, touch blocked.

Filter messages whose sender is unknown

An option also allows you to filter messages whose sender does not appear in your contact list.

iPhone showing how to filter unknown shippers

To filter messages, go to settings> messages, scroll down the screen, then activate the Filter the unknown shipments.

iPhone displaying a filtered message

In messages, touch filters, then touch unknown shippers. You will not receive any notifications for these messages.

Report unsolicited messages (spam) in the App Messages

You can report any unwanted iMessage (spam) from the App Messages. If you receive an iMessage from a person who is not recorded in your contacts, an unwanted link is displayed under the message.

iPhone showing how to report unwanted files in the App Messages

Tap unwanted, then select Delete and report. Messages transfer the sender information to Apple, as well as the message, and delete the latter.

The reporting of an unwanted message does not prevent its sender from sending another message. If you do not wish to receive your messages, you must block this contact.

To report unsolicited SMS and MMS, contact your operator.

How to block a iphone contact

The iPhone has a call blocking function that allows you to block incoming calls for certain numbers. This can be useful if you receive unwanted calls or if you want to prevent someone from contacting you.

There are several ways to block calls on iPhone. You can block a number from your contact list, a recent call or a contact group.

To block a number from your contact list:

  • Open iPhone settings.
  • Select the phone menu.
  • Select Blocked Contacts.
  • Press “Add…”.
  • Select the contact you want to block from your contact list.

To block a recent call number:

  • Open the phone application.
  • Press the “Recent” tab.
  • Press the small “i” of the number you want to block.
  • Scrolling down.
  • Press “Block this correspondent”.

To block a group of contacts:

  • Open the Contacts application.
  • Press the “Plus” button in the upper right corner.
  • Press “New contact”.
  • Name your group (for example: blocked numbers) and add the numbers you want to block.
  • Once the group is created, repeat the operation “Block from your contact list”.

Once a number is blocked, he will no longer be able to call you. Incoming calls for this number will be sent directly to your voicemail. You will not receive any notifications for these calls.

You can unlock a number at any time by deleting it from the list of blocked contacts. To do this, open the Settings application, press “phone”, then press “Blocked contacts”. Press the “Unlocker” button next to the number you want to unlock.

In Belgium, you can also register on the “do not call me” list

The “do not call me” list is a national list of phone numbers that should not be called for commercial prospecting purposes. If you register on this list, telemarketing companies are not allowed to call you.

To register on the “do not call me” list, you can go to this website. This is an effective way to protect yourself from commercial prospecting calls in addition to blocked certain unwanted numbers.

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