How to block an unknown number on the iPhone - see the blacklist of contacts

How to block a contact number on your iPhone

Every iPhone owner has the ability to block an unknown number when he is annoyed by calls from completely unauthorized people. To do this, you do not need to perform a tambourine dance, call the operator or install programs, it is enough to blacklist the annoying contact. All incoming calls and texts from such a subscriber will be blocked, and you will get rid of unnecessary attention.

Block a subscriber from the contact list

If such a need arises, it is not difficult to do. To do this, open "Phone" and then the tab "Recent" or "Contacts". Near each subscriber in the list there is a round icon with the letter "i", by clicking on it you get access to information about him or her. Now we need to find the contact of interest and click on the icon. Scroll down the list to "Block subscriber". One touch with your finger and that person will no longer bother you.

Block a subscriber from the contact list

Add an unknown number to the blacklist

All versions of the operating system from Apple, starting with iOS 7, are equipped with the function of blocking contacts, so there is no need to install third-party software. To block incoming calls from unknown or hidden numbers, you need to use the Do Not Disturb mode.

To do this, open the "Settings" menu and select the "Do not disturb" item. Next, you should turn on the switch in the "Manual" line.

A crescent-shaped icon will appear on your smartphone screen and your iPhone will not make any beeps.

Add an unknown number to the blacklist

In the "Allow calls" item two options will become available: "From favorites" and "All contacts". The first option is selected when you want to receive calls only from your favorite contacts. In this case in "Favorites" numbers of friends, relatives and the most necessary people should be added. If you select this option, you won't receive calls from other numbers.

How to block an unknown number on the iPhone - see the blacklist of contacts

In the second case, anyone in the contacts can contact you.

Before enabling this feature, think carefully about whether you will miss an important call from a caller who is not in your address book.

How to add a number from "Messages" to the blacklist

When you are in the "Messages" section, it is not enough to tap to open a dialog with the subscriber of interest, tap on the name or phone number and, after scrolling to the "Block subscriber" item in the pop-up list, tap on it. It's strange, but it's true. First you need to go to "i" about the SMS and then tap on the contact, the "Block subscriber" item will appear. The person in disgrace may try to send a voice message, but you will not receive any notification about it. Also, text messages are not delivered. In this case, the victim does not even know that he/she is blocked.

How to add a number from "Messages" to the blacklist

How to view blocked contacts

To do this, go to the "Settings" menu, then "Phone" and go to the item "Call Blocking and Identification". You will see the entire list of unwanted contacts on your smartphone. Here you can also add new ones or exclude rehabilitated ones.

Software for locking contacts

There are quite a few call blockers and most of them are paid. Some of the free ones are Black List Call. Its capabilities are identical to the built-in iPhone iOS with the only difference being that the owner has the right to block any numbers that are not in his contact list and edit it.

 Black List Cal

Disadvantage: a lot of ads and a huge banner right in the center of the program.

Call Blocker. Another free utility with two functions: it blocks unwanted calls and identifies the caller ID. Any of these functions is available. The utility works with any number. The country of residence can be specified in the program settings and blacklisted within the same country.

Call Blocker

Call Control blocks incoming calls from any numbers, including those that the owner of the gadget doesn't even know about. The app is based on crowdsourcing technology. It allows you to analyze numbers marked as spam by other users and automatically adds them to its blacklists. Avoid spam on your smartphone by enabling the smart lock option.

Call Control

The effectiveness of the application depends on the number of community users, and in Russia there are few of them. With this blocker, you can create your own blacklist and send it to the developers.

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