Apple’s iOS is one of the finest mobile operating systems which is crafted especially for Apple devices. It is trying to add new features with every new update they are bringing. Every mobile OS has some mandatory features like “Call Blocking” and You might heard of it several times. It is quite annoying receiving calls from strangers or marketing calls which only waste your time and whenever you receive such call you will feel frustrated. You can simply overcome it by blocking a number or contact. The reasons might be many but if you are looking for a guide on “How to Block a Number on iPhone“, then you are in right place.

I too faced several situations which tested my patience and many of my friends faced the same situation. Most of the iPhone users knows how to block a number and some might not know about. If you also don’t know about it then don’t worry we are here to help you out. In this article, we will be discussing the working ways to block a number on iPhone. We tried them ourselves to ensure that they are working flawlessly.

How to Block a Number on iPhone

Working Ways to Block a Number on iPhone

So we played with our devices a little bit to figure out ways to block a phone number on iPhone. We came up with 3 working solutions which might solve your problem.

1.Contact your Carrier (If you are running iOS 6 or Older).

2. Manually add the number to Block List (iOS 7 & UP)

3.Third- Party applications as last resort.

So you can use anyone of the above ways to block a number on iPhone. We are going explain each solution we listed above so that you can block any number on iOS fast and easy.

1.Contact your Carrier (If you are running iOS 6 or Older).

If you are using any device which is running iOS 6 or lower then there are low chances of blocking a number on your iPhone. As iOS 6 has many limitations. So you need to follow a few steps mentioned below to block a phone number on iOS 6.

  1. First, You need to find out the carrier of your device. To do this, you can navigate to Settings >> Carrier which will show your carrier details.
  2. After finding out your carrier details, all you need to do is contact the custom care and request them to block a number behalf of you. They will block the number and will also let you know how many numbers you can block. If they failed to block the number, we have a last resort which you can try.

2. Manually add the number to Block List (iOS 7 & UP)

iOS 7 changed the way iOS looks with a complete overhaul in the UI and features. iOS 7 brought a lot of features natively which are unavailable in the previous versions. One such feature is Call Blocking which became a native iOS 7 feature and made the overall procedure of  blocking a contact even more simple on iOS. If you are running iOS 7 or 8 and don’t know how, then you can follow the mentioned steps to do so.

There are a few different ways to block a number in iOS 7 & 8 and they are as follows

  1. Block from Settings: 
    • Navigate to Settings >> Phone on your device.
    • Next tap on  “Block” followed by “Add New” and add the number you want to block.
  2. Select any number you want to block:
    • You can navigate to Contacts or Recent Call Log or message and find the number you want to block.
    • You will find an icon “i” click on it and tap on “Block“. Simple isn’t it.

If the above two methods are not working for you then you can have a look at the last method which can help you block the number. The last method will work perfectly in most of the cases.

3.Third- Party applications as last resort

If the above two methods are not working for you then you need to opt for third-party applications like “True Caller” which will help you block the numbers as well as report spam numbers. If you are running a jailbroken devices then you can try Cydia tweaks to block number on iPhone. There are many Cydia tweaks out there which help you. To make your job even easier, we handpicked  a few tweaks for you.

  1. Call Blocker
  2. Call Bliss
  3. iBlacklist

You can download and install them by searching their names in Cydia. Now you can block any number without any issues.

If you are having issues with the methods mentioned on “How to Block a Number on iPhone“. Do drop your comment so that we can help you. Do share the guide if it helped you.