How to Block a Phone Number on your iPhone 15

You can block a number on your iPhone 15 from any of these three apps: Phone, FaceTime, or Messages

By Stacey Butler - Senior Staff Writer
3 Min Read
  • You can block a phone number on your iPhone 15 from the Phone app, Messages app, or FaceTime app.
  • If you change your mind, you can always unblock the number later.

iPhone 15 in blue is shown from the front and back.

One of the most annoying things about carrying a phone in your pocket is unwanted phone calls or texts. Thankfully, your iPhone allows you to block phone calls and text messages from any number on your device in a few simple steps. You can block contacts already stored in your phone or unknown numbers you’ve not added as contact.

Whether they’re spam calls, texts, or someone you don’t want to talk to anymore, we’ll show you how to block them on an iPhone 15.

When you block a number on an iPhone, the owner of that phone number won’t be able to successfully text or call you, and they won’t be informed that they’ve been blocked.

The process of blocking a number on an iPhone is the same, so the methods in this guide will work on all iPhone 15 models including iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max .

How to Block a Number in Your iPhone 15 Via The Phone App

Follow the steps below to block a number on your iPhone 15 via the Phone app:

  1. Open the Phone app on your iPhone 15.
  2. Select the "Recents" tab to see the calls that have come into your phone in chronological order.
  3. Tap the blue ”i” icon next to the number you want to block.
  4. Scroll down and tap "Block Caller." A pop-up will appear informing you that you will not receive phone calls, messages, or FaceTime from people on the block list..
  5. Confirm that you’d like to block the phone number by tapping the "Block Contact" button.

That’s all there is to it! Blocked numbers can be found in the Phone app’s Settings under "Blocked Contacts."

Blocking a contact that’s already saved on your iPhone is even easier. If you’re done being in contact with someone you know, go to your contacts, tap their name, and hit "Block this Caller" at the bottom of their contact page. That’s it. They’re blocked.

See also: Can you call a number you blocked on iPhone? Here’s the truth

How to Block a Number on Your iPhone 15 Via The FaceTime App

You may also want to block callers from the FaceTime app:

  1. Open the FaceTime app on your iPhone 15.
  2. Locate the contact you want to block.
  3. Tap the Information (i) icon alongside them.
  4. Scroll down and tap Block this Caller.
  5. Tap Block Contact to confirm.

How to Block a Number on Your iPhone 15 Via Messages App

You can block text messages directly from the messaging app on your iPhone 15. Numbers you block from the phone app or FaceTime app—as shown in the sections above—will not be able to text you. You don’t have to block phone calls and text messages independently, but it can be done from either app.

  1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone 15.
  2. Open the text message from the number or contact you wish you block.
  3. Tap the number or contact at the top of the message, then click the small info icon.
  4. Tap Block this Caller.
  5. From the pop-up that appears, tap Block Contact again to confirm.

See also: Can I text someone I blocked on iPhone? Here’s the truth

How to unblock a number on your iPhone 15

  1. Open the Settings app from your iPhone’s home screen, then tap Phone.
  2. Tap “Blocked Contacts” under the Calls section.
  3. You can remove a contact or number from the blocked list by swiping left, then tapping Unblock.

Simple as that! You will now be able to receive calls or texts from the previously blocked number.

How to Tell if Someone Blocked Your Number on iPhone

There’s no definitive way to know if someone has blocked your phone number—you won’t be notified—but there are some clues to look for that may suggest it’s happened.

First, if your calls always go straight to voicemail or only ring once before going to voicemail, it could be a sign of being blocked. A typical call will ring more than once. However, the recipient may have simply turned off their phone or put it in Focus mode.

You can also try to leave a message and see if they get back to you. If your number has been blocked, they won’t receive the voicemail. Again, this is not a surefire way to know if you’ve been blocked. They may just be slow to respond.

For better or worse, you’ll have to figure it out on your own or ask friends and family to do reconnaissance for you. If you suspect you’ve been blocked, it’s best to respect their wishes.

See also: Does Green “Sent as Text Message” Mean You Are Blocked?

Solved: How to Block a Contact on iPhone 15

That’s the down-low on blocking phone numbers or contacts on an iPhone 15. It’s impossible to completely prevent scammers from reaching you. However, blocking is a deterrent to such attempts. If it isn’t a spam call, blocking a number is still sometimes necessary when you don’t want to be contacted by someone you no longer wish to communicate with. By using the three simple methods discussed, you can avoid having the same phone number spamming you repeatedly.

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By Stacey Butler Senior Staff Writer
Stacey is a senior staff writer at GeeksChalk and has been writing about Apple for nearly a decade. She covers all things Apple for GeeksChalk, including iPhones, iPads and Mac. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Stacey is often found hiking precarious landscapes or tinkering with a camera.
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