Back in the “old days,” the only way to block people from calling us was to either take the phone off the hook or unplug it from the wall. But nowadays, we have the ability to block people with a couple of taps on our devices.
You can block others from calling you, stop spam calls from coming in, and block text messages from certain senders. But what if you block someone by mistake or have a change of heart later? You can unblock a caller, but you have to know how to see who you’ve blocked, right?
This tutorial shows you how to see your blocked numbers in the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages apps on iPhone. And as a bonus, we’ll also show you how to see who you’ve blocked in the Mail app.
See who you’ve blocked on iPhone
Here’s a summary of what you’ll find in the tutorial, so you can skip to a particular section if you like.
View blocked numbers in the Phone app
Open the Settings on your iPhone and then follow these steps.
1) On the Settings screen, tap Phone.
2) Scroll down to and tap Blocked Contacts.
You’ll see a list of all blocked numbers. Tap a number to view details, tap Edit > red minus button > Unblock to remove a number, or tap Add New at the bottom to put another number on the list.
View blocked numbers in the FaceTime app
1) Open Settings and tap FaceTime.
2) Under Calls at the bottom, tap Blocked Contacts.
You can edit your list in the FaceTime settings, just like in the Phone app.
View blocked senders in the Messages app
1) Open Settings and tap Messages.
2) Under SMS/MMS, tap Blocked Contacts.
Again, you can edit your list in the Messages app, like Phone and FaceTime.
View blocked senders in the Mail app
1) Open Settings and tap Mail.
2) Under Threading, tap Blocked.
And, of course, you can edit the list in the Mail settings like the other apps above.
There may come a time when you change your mind about someone you’ve blocked or even discover that you accidentally blocked somebody. Either way, it’s easy to see your blocked numbers on your iPhone.
Finally, if you blocked someone in a third-party app like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Gmail, etc., make sure you go to that app’s internal settings to see the block list and make changes there.
Do you find that you block a lot of numbers on your iPhone? Or maybe it’s email senders that you block more often? Let us know!
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