iOS 7: How to block numbers from texting or calling you in iOS 7

Nick Mediati
24 September, 2013
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iOS 7 is here, and it’s the most radical update that Apple’s mobile OS has ever seen. But while the overhauled interface and bold new look is getting all the attention, iOS 7 comes with a bucketload of new features and enhancements that make it easier to use and more secure.

The new features are easy to use, but Apple’s radical overhaul of the iOS interface has made some of them a little tricky to find. We’ll show you how to locate and get the most out of 10 handy new features in iOS 7 – some of which you might not have even known existed.

How to to block numbers from texting or calling you in iOS 7

We’ve all been there. The survey takers keep trying to reach you, or the wrong number that keeps dialling you, never seeming to realise that your’e not the person they’re looking for. Blocking numbers usually requires the assistance of your mobile provider, but with iOS 7, you can block selected people from calling, texting or starting a Facetime session with you.

If you want to block someone, you can go about it one of two ways. Through your contacts list or through the Settings app. To block someone already on your contacts list, open the Contacts app, select a contact card, scroll down toward the bottom and tap Block this Caller. If you’re blocking someone in your Recents list of the Phone app, you’ll need to tap the ‘i’ to get their contact card, but aside from that, the process is the same.

If you want to edit your blocked list more quickly, open the Settings app, then go to either PhoneMessages or FaceTime settings; scroll down to Blocked, and you can add or remove people from your blocked list. To add someone, tap Add New…; to remove someone, swipe a person’s name from right to left, then tap the Unblock button that appears.

Keep in mind that if you block someone, they won’t be able to call you, send you text messages or start a FaceTime conversation with you. You can’t block someone from texting you while allowing them to call. Keep this in mind and block responsibly.

by Nick Mediati, TechHive

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