How to Block a Number on iPhone & Android From Calling, Texting or Emailing

There are different ways available to block or filter your contacts, emails, and numbers on iPhone. Let’s begin with how we can block numbers by using the phone.

How to block a number using the phone application

Step 1: Open phone application

Step 2: Click the Recent option

Step 3: Select the info option to the contact you want to block

Step 4: Now choose the block option to block the caller id

That’s all, now you can be able to block the caller id by using the phone. Let’s explore how we can do it with FaceTime.

How to block a contact using FaceTime

Step 1: Open Face Time application

Step 2: Select the contact you want to block

Step 3: Click the info option next to the contact selected

Step 4: Choose block this caller or ID to block that contact

That’s it and now we are going to figure out the steps to block caller ID by using Messages.

How to block a number using Messages

Step 1: Open Message application

Step 2: Locate to the conversation

Step 3: Navigate to the top to click the contact

Step 4: Select the info option

Step 5: Click the option called “block this contact or ID”

Now you can be able to block the contact using the Message application. Let’s try to implement using the Mail application.

How to block a contact using the Mail application

Step 1: Open the Mail application

Step 2: Locate to the relevant email which has the contact to block

Step 3: Navigate to the top and select contact

Step 4: Select the Block this contact option

That’s all, now you can do using the Mail application. After successfully blocking a contact or phone number or mail they still can be able to send you a voicemail, however, you will not be notified. The blocked contacts will not be able to track or get the delivery status as received or delivered and the blocked contacts will not get any notification stating they are blocked or not. In mail blocking after you block a mail address, all go to the trash folder and this email blocking feature will sync over all your devices. Let’s try to explore how we can see the blocked list.

How we can see the blocked numbers or contacts

How to view block list using the Phone application

Step 1: Open the settings

Step 2: Select phone

Step 3: Click the blocked contacts to view the list

When you are doing with FaceTime follow the below steps to see the block list,

How to view block list using the FaceTime application

Step 1: Open the settings

Step 2: Locate to Face TIME

Step 3: Choose calls

Step 4: View the blocked contacts

When you are doing with the Messages follow the below steps to see the block list,

How to view block list using the Message application

Step 1: Open the settings

Step 2: Go to the Messages application

Step 3: Locate to SMS or MMS

Step 4: Choose blocked contacts

When you are doing with the Mail follow the below steps to see the block list,

How to view block list using the Mail application

Step 1: Open the settings

Step 2: Go to Mail

Step 3: Locate to Threading option

Step 4: Click blocked contacts to view all blocked contacts

That’s all, now you can be able to view the blocked contacts, or emails, or phone numbers by following the above-mentioned steps. Let’s try to solve the issue of how to filter spam caller ID or filter messages on iPhone

How to block spam callers or filter messages on iPhone

Let’s try to do how we can filter messages from unknown senders on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the settings

Step 2: Locate to Messages

Step 3: Search and locate the option called “Filter unknown sender”

After enabling this setting, you will not receive any messages or notifications from unknown senders.

How to report spam messages on your iPhone

Some messages look like spam or even junk, you can easily report those using the Message application. after enabling this setting if you receive a message from the unknown sender you might get the report junk link with the IMessage.
When you click the delete or report the junk messages, this will forward all the necessary information of the sender along with the message he/she sent to the Apple’s Team and permanently deletes those messages from your device as well. However, reporting a message or sender will not stop that person to re-send any messages, if you don’t want any messages from that relevant person please go ahead with blocking directly by choosing either way as discussed above, else please try with the following methods.

How to block unknown callers using Do Not Disturb on iPhone

Step1: Open the settings

Step 2: Directly tap the option called “Do not Disturb”, this will block your iPhone from getting unknown calls

Step 3: If you want to filter some contacts choose the option called “Allow calls from” and then specify the number

Step 4: In case if you need to receive calls from all your contact list please go with the option called “All contacts”, this will allow you to get calls from your device’s contact list.

Now you can be able to block users through Do Not Disturb mode. If you are more interested to block numbers using Call blocker applications please try the following steps,

How to block a number using call blocker applications

We’ll try to block caller ID via the True Caller application. Do follow the below steps,

Step 1: Go to the App Store and install the True caller application

Step 2: Follow the process to create and activate the True caller account

Step 3: After successfully installing the app with the necessary permissions, go to the settings

Step 4: Locate to the Phone option

Step 5: Select the call blocking and identification option, this will enable the True caller application on your iPhone

Now you can be able to block contacts via the True caller application. Let’s figure out how we can recover deleted calls or missed call logs using True caller.

How to recover deleted call logs via True caller application

Step 1: Launch the True caller application

Step 2: Go to Menu and select settings

Step 3: Select General and locate the option called “Missed call notifications”

Step 4: Now you can recover the needed call logs via the True caller application

How we can completely block telemarketers and spammers on iPhone

Well, the answer is straightforward, you need to contact your relevant cellular carriers and get help from them to entirely stop these kinds of scenarios.

How to hide your caller ID when calling on iPhone

You can hide your google voice number so that the person you are calling cannot see who is calling, let’s try to achieve this by the following steps. Now let’s try to do it for all caller IDs.

How to hide your caller ID – all calls on iPhone

Step 1: Go to the Voice app

Step 2: Click settings

Step 3: Locate to calls and switch it on the option called ‘Anonymous Caller ID On”. This feature will hide your identity when making calls, if you want to show caller ID when making phone calls, make sure to turn it off on all synced devices.

That’s all, now we are going to try it with Android.

How to block a number on Android

Step 1: Go to the phone dial screen on your android mobile

Step 2: Click the three-dotted symbols at the corner

Step 3: Tap settings from the dropdown menu

Step 4: Locate to “Block number” option

Step 5: Switch on the toggle bar option called “Block unknown callers”

That’s it, now you will not receive any calls from unknown senders. Let’s figure out how to hide caller ID on android.

How to hide your caller ID on Android using the Voice app

Step 1: Go to the Voice app

Step 2: Locate to Menu

Step 3: Click settings

Step 4: Navigate to the calls option

Step 5: Switch on the option called “Anonymous Caller ID On”

Next, we are going to try other options for how to hide caller ID on your android device.

How to hide your caller ID on Android using the Phone app

Step 1: Go to the phone application

Step 2: Tap the three-dotted symbol at the corner of the screen

Step 3: Open settings

Step 4: Navigate to supplementary services

Step 5: Click the show caller ID option

Step 6: Choose the hide number option from the dropdown menu

That’s all, let’s now explore how to do this for individual calls.

How to hide your caller ID – individual calls on iPhone and Android

You can try this feature temporarily to hide your caller ID for specific individual calls.

Step 1: Go to Voice

Step 2: Locate to Calls tab

Step 3: For this, you need to know the prefix to block your caller ID. This varies according to the country and region you are living in. Enter the prefix before typing the phone number and then you will be in a hidden mode, the person you are calling will not be able to see your caller ID.

Hooray, you have learned something new. Please follow all the steps mentioned above to block no caller ID on iPhone and Android. Stay tuned with us for more exciting technologies updates.

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