How to Block a Phone Number on iPhone 14

The quickest solution to stop getting unwanted phone calls and texts from certain people or phone numbers is to block them. If you own the newest iPhone series, you can use the stock iOS blocking feature to block someone from calling or texting on your device. Here’s a quick guide to block a phone number on the iPhone 14 smartphone.

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There are different ways to block a phone number on an iPhone. You can use any of the iOS stock apps including Phone, Messages, FaceTime and Mail.Depicted below are the steps to block a phone number using the Phone and Messages apps. Feel free to refer to this guide whenever you need help in the process.

  1. To block someone using the Phone app, launch the Phone app to begin.

    block phone number iphone 14 1To do this, simply tap on the Phone icon from the Home screen or Apps library of your iOS device.

  2. In the Phone app menu, navigate to the Recents tab.

    block phone number iphone 14 2Simply tap Recents at the bottom section of the screen to view more details about the recent calls you received.

  3. Find the contact or phone number that you’d like to block.

    block phone number iphone 14 3You may scroll through every phone number in the list or enter the number right away (if possible).

  4. Once you find the contact/phone number to block, tap the information (i) icon next to it. If you don’t see this option, skip to the next step.

    block phone number iphone 14 4Another menu opens with a list of different options.

  5. Select Block this Caller from the given options.

    block phone number iphone 14 5A warning prompt will show up beneath the screen.

  6. Read/review the warning message if prompted then tap Block Contact to confirm.

    block phone number iphone 14 6Tapping on it confirms that you will no longer receive phone calls, messages or FaceTime from the selected contact/phone number. The device will then add the selected contact/phone number to the existing blocklist in the Phone app.

  7. To block someone in the iPhone Messages, launch the stock iOS Messages application.

    block phone number iphone 14 7Just find the Messages icon from the Home screen or Apps library and then tap on it to open the app.

  8. In the Messages app’s main screen, open the conversation or message thread with the contact to block.

    block phone number iphone 14 8Doing so expands the entire thread with relevant options.

  9. At the top of the conversation, tap on the Contact icon.

    block phone number iphone 14 9Another menu launches with more details and controls to manage the selected contact/sender.

  10. On the succeeding menu, tap the Info icon.

    block phone number iphone 14 10This icon is located on the upper-right side of the screen lined up with the Call, Video and Mail icons.

  11. Find then tap the option to Block this Caller.

    block phone number iphone 14 11Doing so will trigger a pop-up message to launch.

  12. Read/review the warning message if prompted then tap Block Contact to confirm.

    block phone number iphone 14 12Tapping on it confirms that you will no longer receive phone calls, messages or FaceTime from the selected contact/phone number.

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Calls and text messages from blocked phone numbers or contacts will no longer push through. Blocked phone numbers or contacts would still be able to leave a voicemail for you though. 

View & Manage iPhone 14 Blocklist

Since blocking a phone number can be carried using different apps, managing blocklist can also be done in various ways, using different applications.

  • To view and manage your blocklist, you can access Blocked Contacts through the Phone app, Messages, FaceTime or Mail.
  • To access blocklist in the Phone app, just go to Settings-> Phone-> Block Contacts menu.
  • To access blocklist in the Messages app, go to Settings-> Messages menu then tap Blocked Contacts under the SMS/MMS section.
  • To access blocklist in FaceTime, you will need to go to Settings-> FaceTime menu then tap Block Contacts from the Calls section.
  • To access blocklist in the iOS Mail app, just go to Settings-> Mail menu then tap Blocked under the Threading section.

There you can edit the blocklist and remove anyone from the list that you no longer wish to block.

Aside from blocking phone numbers, you can also make use of other relevant iOS features to filter calls and messages from unknown senders or from certain contacts. 

And that’s it!

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