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Do you remember that time you went out with your friends and you gave that guy/girl your phone number, but when you woke up the next day you realized that you weren’t as into that person as you were when you were looking at them through your beer goggles?

I’ll bet you wish you could block that person from calling or texting you. Especially if that person is kind of nuts and won’t leave you alone. Starting with iOS 7, Apple has finally given us a way to stop unwanted calls by making it possible to block callers on iPhone and we are going to show you how to enable it.

In iOS, Apple has made it possible for you to block unwanted phone calls, FaceTime calls, and messages. When enabled, you will not receive phone calls, text or messages, or FaceTime calls from the offending person. This is a great way to get rid of pushy telemarketers, finance companies that won’t get off your case, and creepy exes who still want to be your friend.

How to block phone calls on your iPhone

Step 1: In the Phone app, go to Favorites or Recents tab and tap the info icon next to the name or number of the person you want to block.

Step 2: Scroll down to the tab that reads, “Block this Caller.”

Step 3: Tap to block the caller.

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Step 1: Go to the Phone app > Contacts> Tap the name of the person you want to block.

Step 2: Scroll down to the tab that reads, “Block this Caller.”

Step 3: Tap to block the contact.

How to block FaceTime calls on your iPhone or iPad

Step 1: In the FaceTime app, go to Favorites or Recents > Tap the info icon next to the name or number of the person you want to block.

Step 2: Scroll down to the tab that reads, “Block this Caller.”

Step 3: Tap to block the caller.

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Step 1: Go to the FaceTime app > Contacts> Tap the name of the person you want to block.

Step 2: Scroll down to the tab that reads, “Block this Caller.”

Step 3: Tap to block the contact.

How to block SMS and messages sender on iPhone and iPad

Step 1: In the Messages app, select the message thread from the person you want to block.

Step 2: Tap the “i” icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Tao on the phone number of the person who contacted you at the top.

Step 4: Scroll down to the tab that reads, “Block this Caller.”

Step 5: Tap to block the contact.

How to find out who you blocked from calling or texting you

You can access a list of people you have blocked in the Settings app under Phone/Messages/FaceTime and then selecting “Blocked” from the list.

You can add new contacts to the blocked list, and you can also unblock them directly from the Settings app.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Phone/Messages/Facetime > Blocked

Step 2: Tap “Edit” in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Tap the red delete icon next to the name of the person you want to unblock.

Step 4: Tap “Unblock” when it appears next to the name.

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To unblock a contact

Alternately, you can unblock a contact by doing the following.

Step 1: Go to the Phone or FaceTime app “Contacts” tab and select the contact you wish to unblock.

Step 2: Scroll down to the tab that reads, “Unblock this Caller.”

Step 3: Tap to unblock the contact.

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Step 1: In the Messages app, select the message thread from the person you blocked.

Step 2: Scroll down to the tab that reads, “Unblock this Caller.”

Step 3: Tap to unblock the contact.

Do you have any unwanted callers that you’ve always wished you could block. How have you kept them from reaching you before iOS? Did you use a trick, like setting a special silent ringtone for them so you didn’t have to hear them calling you?