How to block a number on iPhone to stop scammers calling and texting you

SCAM calls and texts are rife – but thankfully there's a great way you can block them.

This is especially useful if the same number repeatedly tries to reach you, so here's how you can put a stop to it.

How to block a number on an iPhone

There are several ways you can block a number, depending on what app you prefer to use.

If a number has called you and you want to block it in the Phone app, go to Recents and tap next to the number or contact you wish to block.

Next, slide to the bottom of your screen and tap Block this Caller.

The same method can be used if you go into Contacts and tap on the person you want to block.

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If you happen to be in Messages, open the conversation you'd like to end and tap the contact's name at the top.

Then click Info and scroll down until you see Block this Caller.

The same can apply if you're in the FaceTime.

Just click on the info button next to the contact or number you want to block and follow the above steps.

When you block someone they can still leave you a voicemail but you won't get a notification about it.

Sent or received messages to the blocked number won't be delivered.

Will people I block be notified?

The blocked contact won't be notified that you've blocked them so they may think you're ignoring them at first.

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If you're struggling with junk texts then make sure you click the option to report them.

This option appears when a number that isn't in your Contacts messages you.

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