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    Default [GUIDE] How-To block unwanted texts and/or phone calls

    One of my favorite features to keep unwanted calls and text messages to a minimum is the Block Caller feature. Lately I've gotten some scam callers -- callers that I didn't recognize but a Google search showed them to be known scammers. Some were persistent, so I used the Block Caller feature to keep them from bothering me again. This is an easy-to-do feature of iOS... here's how.

    From the list of phone calls, tap the i icon here:

    [GUIDE] How-To block unwanted texts and/or phone calls-2015-12-19_19_41_35.png

    Scroll down to "Block this caller"

    [GUIDE] How-To block unwanted texts and/or phone calls-2015-12-19_19_41_43.png

    That's it!

    If it's a text message/iMessage, it's very similar. Tap the "Details" at the top right:

    [GUIDE] How-To block unwanted texts and/or phone calls-2015-12-19_19_42_23.png

    That will give you details about the contact. Tap the i icon again:

    [GUIDE] How-To block unwanted texts and/or phone calls-2015-12-19_19_42_29.png

    Then scroll down and "Block this caller"

    [GUIDE] How-To block unwanted texts and/or phone calls-2015-12-19_19_42_34.png

    You can use the same methods in Facetime as well.

    To manage your blocked callers, you can go to:

    • Settings > Phone > Blocked
    • Settings > FaceTime > Blocked
    • Settings > Messages > Blocked


    Enjoy!
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How-To block unwanted texts and/or phone calls

    Nice guide 🏼
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How-To block unwanted texts and/or phone calls

    Nice guide, thank you.
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    i really appreciate it. i need this info because of prank msg that very annoying. thanks for the info
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    A very detailed guide
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    Thanks for the guide. Getting sick of scammers who create numbers to look like genuine landline numbers.
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    Nice sharing.
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    I get a lot of spam calls a day and this is really helpful, thank you!
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    Thanks for this! It's clear and concise and easy to follow! Well done!!!!
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    thanks. always wanted to know especially I've been getting spam calls this week!
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    This is a very helpful article :-)
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    Thanks
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How-To block unwanted texts and/or phone calls

    Just as an add, iOS 10 introduced third party call blocking and caller ID capabilities. You'll need to download a compatible app and toggle it on in Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification. I use Hiya but Truecaller is also popular.



    Hiya Call Security: Block Calls & Reverse Lookup by Hiya
    https://appsto.re/us/cXg16.i

    Truecaller - Spam Identification & Block by True Software Scandinavia AB
    https://appsto.re/us/YXHTA.i
    libra89 likes this.
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    Thanks for sharing. I've been trying to figure out how to do this for quite some time.
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    thanks

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