In iOS 9, it was quite simple to block a contact from the Message app. You just needed to tap on the person’s name or number you wanted to block, and then select the option of Block this number. However, in iOS 10, the process is slightly different.
And in this tutorial, we will be presenting to you how to block a phone number from the Phone app, Messages app, and the Settings app.
Steps to block a phone number from Messages
Step 1: Head to the conversation for the person you wish to block.
Step 2: Tap on the “i” button in the upper right corner of your screen.
Step 3: Now, the name or number of that person should appear on the top. Just tap on it to bring up the person’s detailed contacts screen.
Step 4: You will be presented with 4 options. Select the option of Block this caller.
Step 5: Tap on Block Contact to confirm.
Step 6: The option should now turn into Unblock this contact, allowing you to unblock them without delving into the Settings app.
It’s worth noting that you can mute a conversation with a person so that you will no longer get notifications for his/her messages without blocking him/her.
To do this, tapping on the “i” button to bring up the info screen, and then flick Do Not Disturb ON.
Steps block a phone number from the Settings App
Step 1: Launch the Settings app > Messages.
Step 2: Once here, tap on Blocked.
Step 3: You can tap on Add new… to add a new number to the block list.
Step 4: Next, type in the name of the contact you want to add, and then tap on it.
Note that you can unblock a contact by swiping left on its listing and then simply tap on Unblock.
Steps block a phone number from the Phone App
Step 1: Launch the Phone app, and then select the Recents tab.
Step 2: Tap on the “i” button beside the phone number or the person’s name.
Step 3: Select the option of Block this Caller from the bottom.
Step 4: Tap on Block Contact to confirm.
That’s all about how you can block a Phone Number in iOS 10. Got any questions? Sound off in the comments section below.