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8 Best Ways to Block a Phone Number On Android or iPhone (iOS)

Use these methods to block any number from contacting you.

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If you are consistently receiving inappropriate or spam calls and messages from a particular phone number, the first thing you should do is block the number on your phone. There are several ways you can go about this. If the number is saved in your Contacts, blocking it takes no time at all. You can also use third-party apps like TrueCaller to block any phone number. Here are the 8 best ways to block a phone number or a contact on an Android smartphone or an iPhone (iOS).

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Android

Block a phone number from the dialer app

Step 1: Launch the native dialer app on your Android smartphone.

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Step 2: Look for the number you want to block in your recent call logs.

Step 3: Tap on the number your want to block and select the ‘i’ icon for more details.

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Step 3: Tap on the number your want to block and select the ‘i’ icon for more details.  

Step 4: Select the ‘Block’ option at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4: Select the ‘Block’ option at the bottom of the screen.

Block a phone number from contacts

Here’s how you can block a phone number saved as a contact on your Android smartphone.

Step 1: Launch the Contacts app and select the contact you want to block.

Step 2: Tap on the ellipses at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap on the ellipses at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Select ‘Block contact’.

Step 3: Select ‘Block contact’.

Block a phone number from the Messages app

Receiving spam texts from a phone number? Here’s how you can block it.

Step 1: Long press a message from the sender you want to block.

Step 2: Tap on the ellipses (three dots) at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap on the ellipses (three dots) at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Select ‘Block’.

Step 3: Select ‘Block’.

Block a number on TrueCaller

Step 1: Open the TrueCaller app and go to ‘Contacts’.

Step 1: Open the TrueCaller app and go to ‘Contacts’.

Step 2: Scroll to the contact you wish to block and select their profile.

Step 2: Scroll to the contact you wish to block and select their profile. 

Step 3: From the detailed profile view select ‘Block’.

Step 3: From the detailed profile view select ‘Block’.

Step 4: In the following popup box, TrueCaller will ask you whether the contact is a personal or business account. It will also request a reason for blocking, which is optional to provide. Make the necessary selections and hit block.

TrueCaller will ask you whether the contact is a personal or business account

The contact will be blocked

If you do not have the person saved in your contacts, here is how you can block them on TrueCaller.

Step 1: Open the TrueCaller app and go to ‘Blocking’.

Step 1: Open the TrueCaller app and go to ‘Blocking’.

Step 2: Scroll down and select ‘Phone Number’ from the ‘Block someone manually’ section.

Step 2: Scroll down and select ‘Phone Number’ from the ‘Block someone manually’ section.

Step 3: Enter the phone number and name of the person you want to block. After filling out the details, tap ‘Block’.

Enter the phone number and name of the person you want to block

iOS

Block a phone number from the Phone app

Step 1: Launch the Phone app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap the info icon next to the phone number you want to block.

Step 2: Tap the info icon next to the phone number you want to block.

Step 3: Scroll down and select ‘Block this caller’.

Step 3: Scroll down and select ‘Block this caller’.

Block a contact on iPhone

Step 1: Launch the Phone app on your iPhone and select the Contacts tab at the bottom.

Step 2: Select the contact you want to block.

Step 3: Scroll down and select ‘Block this caller’.

Step 3: Scroll down and select ‘Block this caller’.

Block a phone number from Messages

Step 1: Launch the Messages app.

Step 2: Open a text message from the sender you want to block.

Step 3: Tap the profile icon of the sender.

Step 3: Tap the profile icon of the sender.

Step 4: Tap on the info icon.

Step 5: Select the info icon again from the sender’s profile.

Step 5: Select the info icon again from the sender’s profile. 8 Best Ways to Block a Phone Number On Android or iPhone

Step 6: Select ‘Block this Caller’.

Step 6: Select ‘Block this Caller’. 8 Best Ways to Block a Phone Number On Android or iPhone

Add a number directly to the block list

Step 1: Go to Settings and select Phone.

Step 1: Go to Settings and select Phone. 8 Best Ways to Block a Phone Number On Android or iPhone

Step 2: Select ‘Blocked Contacts’.

Step 2: Select ‘Blocked Contacts’.

Step 3: Tap on ‘Add new’.

Step 3: Tap on ‘Add new’. 8 Best Ways to Block a Phone Number On Android or iPhone

Step 4: Select the Contact you wish to block.

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Conclusion 

These are the best 8 ways to block a contact or a phone number on an Android smartphone or an iPhone (iOS). There are several ways you can reduce the spam messages you receive on your phone, read our article here to find out. If you consistently receive spam calls and texts on your number, you should look into your network provider’s Do Not Disturb plan.

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