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How to Restrict a Phone Call or Message on iPhone

If you do not want to receive phone calls or messages from someone, you can use the built-in Block feature in the iPhone contacts, which allows you block a phone number from calling, sending text messages, or even facetiming you. This article provides 2 ways to restrict a call or message on iPhone.

Way 1: Restrict a Call on Phone App

Step 1: Open Phone app. Then tap Recent.

Step 2: Tap information iconinformation iconnext to the phone number or contact that you want to block.

Step 3: Then scroll to the bottom of your screen, then tap Block this Caller.

Restrict a call on Phone

You can block Contacts and Phone on FaceTime when you are in FaceTime app. The way to block Text Message from a specific number, see how to block spam messages on iPhone.

Way 2: Block a Phone Number or Contact on Settings

You can choose to block a Phone Number or Contact from Phone, FaceTime, or Messages on Settings app:

Step 1: Open Settings app.

Step 2: Tap a Phone > Call Blocking & Identification > Block Contact...

Or choose to tap Messages or FaceTime > Blocked > Add New...

Call Blocking

Step 3: From these screens, you can add a new contact or a phone number.

To add a contact, tap Add New, then select the contact that you want to block.

Add a new contact or phone number

To unblock a contact or phone number from the Blocked list: Tap Edit in the upper-right corner, tap Delete icon, then tap Unblock.