1. robertk328's Avatar
    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

    Just_Me_D, kataran, taz323 and 2 others like this.
    12-19-2015 08:00 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    Nice guide 🏼
    12-19-2015 08:15 PM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    Nice guide, thank you.
    12-19-2015 10:46 PM
  4. sam0701's Avatar
    i really appreciate it. i need this info because of prank msg that very annoying. thanks for the info
    03-22-2016 03:46 AM
  5. Cyrano's Avatar
    Thanks for the guide. Getting sick of scammers who create numbers to look like genuine landline numbers.
    10-14-2016 04:19 PM
  6. Berklin's Avatar
    Nice sharing.
    10-17-2016 03:48 AM
  7. Ericclark4's Avatar
    I get a lot of spam calls a day and this is really helpful, thank you!
    11-04-2016 11:31 AM
  8. Annie_M's Avatar
    Thanks for this! It's clear and concise and easy to follow! Well done!!!!
    11-04-2016 12:11 PM
  9. mrjayviper's Avatar
    thanks. always wanted to know especially I've been getting spam calls this week!
    11-11-2016 01:37 AM
  10. Liziimm's Avatar
    This is a very helpful article :-)
    11-13-2016 10:48 AM
  11. TomSr's Avatar
    11-13-2016 10:56 PM
  12. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    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

    Truecaller - Spam Identification & Block by True Software Scandinavia AB
    libra89 likes this.
    11-13-2016 11:08 PM
  13. kristenelaine1991's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing. I've been trying to figure out how to do this for quite some time.
    11-18-2016 09:12 AM
  14. akhil8's Avatar
    11-18-2016 11:55 AM
  15. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    Nice article.
    04-05-2017 06:31 PM
  16. reemkn's Avatar
    Thanks everyone
    04-08-2017 04:59 AM

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