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.

Read more about iPhone


You’re making huge iPhone screenshot mistakes – three tricks you must learn


I’m an iPhone expert and there are THREE hacks everyone needs to know

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.

Read More on The Sun


Mel B beams as she curtsies to William while receiving MBE in front of proud mum


Nick Hewer takes swipe at former Countdown co-star after Anne Robinson quits

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.

  • Read all the latest Phones & Gadgets news
  • Keep up-to-date on Apple stories
  • Get the latest on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Best Phone and Gadget tips and hacks

Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find those secret features within social media apps? We have you covered…

  • How to delete your Instagram account
  • What does pending mean on Snapchat?
  • How to check if you've been blocked on WhatsApp
  • How to drop a pin on Google Maps
  • How can I change my Facebook password?
  • How to go live on TikTok
  • How to clear the cache on an iPhone
  • What is NFT art?
  • What is OnlyFans?
  • What does Meta mean?

Get all the latest WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadget stories here.

We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science team? Email us at [email protected]

    Source: Read Full Article