Messages on Mac screen

You can easily block FaceTime callers, Messages senders, and others on your iPhone. But what if you’re communicating on your Mac at the time you receive something from someone you want to block?

You can easily block people on your Mac and if you do, they will also be blocked on your other devices that use the same Apple ID. So, here’s how to block FaceTime callers and Messages senders on Mac.

Block FaceTime callers on Mac

Blocking a new number

The way that Apple designed the process for blocking FaceTime callers that aren’t on your contact list is a little clunky, but it can be done pretty quickly.

1) Open FaceTime.

2) Click the Info icon to the right of the caller.

3) Click the Create button. (Yes, you have to create the caller as a contact first.)

Create Contact FaceTime Caller Mac

4) Hold Control and select the caller in your call list.

5) Choose Block this Caller.

Block this Caller on FaceTime Mac

Blocking a current contact

Blocking a current contact is much easier in the FaceTime app on Mac. And you have two ways to do it.

1) Open FaceTime.

2) Hold Control and select the caller in your call list.

3) Choose Block this Caller.

OR

1) Open FaceTime and click FaceTime > Preferences from the menu bar.

2) Select the Blocked tab. (Here you can also review a list of all blocked numbers.)

3) Click the plus sign on the bottom.

Blocked Callers FaceTime Mac

4) When the contacts window opens, search for and select the contact.

The contact’s number will then be added to that Blocked list. You can undo this later if you want by selecting the number in the list and clicking the minus sign on the bottom.

Block Messages senders on Mac

Blocking a new number

Just like with blocking a new number in the FaceTime app, you’ll need to turn the message sender into a contact first.

1) Open Messages.

2) Click Buddies > Create New Contact from the menu bar.

Create Contact Messages Sender Mac

3) Fill in a detail just to add them to your list and recognize them. Click Done.

4) Open click Message > Preferences from the menu bar.

5) Select the Blocked tab. (Here you can also review a list of all blocked numbers.)

6) Click the plus sign on the bottom.

Blocked Callers Messages Mac

7) When the contacts window opens, search for and select the contact.

The contact’s number will then be added to that Blocked list.

Blocking a current contact

This part is super easy. Just follow Steps 4 through 7 directly above. The contact’s number will then be added to that Blocked list.

Like with FaceTime, you can undo this later if you want by selecting the number in the list and clicking the minus sign on the bottom.

Wrapping it up

Blocking callers and message senders on your iPhone is much easier. But, at least you now know how to do it on your Mac if needed.

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