How to block a number on Verizon

If you’re a Verizon subscriber and you don’t want to be distracted by unwanted calls or messages on your Verizon iPhone, then you can set up blocks in your My Verizon account. In My Verizon, there’s a certain Blocks page where you can block calls, messages, emails, domains and services on your account. This will help prevent any unauthorized calling, messaging, and purchasing services. My Verizon account owners and account managers can block calls and messages of up to 5 specific phone numbers. This is a free service that’s up to 90 days. You can also choose to block numbers on all the lines on your account.

The steps elaborated in this post will help you block a number from calling or texting on your iPhone using a Verizon app called Caller Name ID. Read on for more details on how to use this tool to bar unusual calls and texts from unknown or spam number.

Manually blocking a number

To block a specific number from calling you, mark the number as spam then follow these steps to manually enter the number to block using the Caller Name ID app on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Caller Name ID app.
  2. Tap the Block tab on the upper part of the screen.
  3. Then tap the Plus (+) sign next to My block list.
  4. Enter the number you want to block then select a desired label that best describes the type of caller.
  5. Then tap Block to confirm action.

Marking phone number as spam

The following steps will walk you through manually marking a phone number as spam and then block it on your Verizon iPhone:

  1. Open the Caller Name ID app.
  2. Tap the Plus (+) sign next to My spam list.
  3. Enter the phone number you want to block and select a label that best describes the type of caller. You can also add an optional name to remind you how to respond if you receive another call from that same number.
  4. Tap on Add to save the number in the blocked list and mark the number as spam.

Alternatively, you can add a number to block from the Call logs. Here’s how:

  1. Open your iPhone call log and tap the information “i” icon next to the number you want to block.
  2. Tap the option to Share Contact.
  3. Tap the More button beneath.
  4. To lookup the number in the app, tap the option to Search Caller Name ID.
  5. To mark the number as spam, tap the option to Mark as Spam. The selected number will then be marked as spam from your call log.

Spam numbers can be reported to Verizon using the Caller Name ID app.

Automatically blocking spam calls using the Caller Name ID app on your iPhone

You can also use the Caller Name ID app to automatically block different types of spam calls by setting up a spam filter on your iPhone. Here’s how it works:

  1. Open the Caller Name ID app.
  2. Tap the Block tab on the upper part of the screen.
  3. Tap on Spam filter then tap to turn the feature ON.
  4. Finally, choose and set the level of risk you want to block.

If you wish to subscribe to more advanced blocking features and services, including permanent blocking of restricted, unavailable and private numbers, then you can avail of the Verizon Smart Family package for a low monthly fee. Just contact Verizon customer care for more information and further assistance if you wish to subscribe to this privacy offer.

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