As a user of IOS 10, you may have encountered certain phone numbers that you want to block. The reasons to block a number may vary, from telemarketers to spam calls, to ex-partners, or even harassing messages. IOS 10 provides different methods to block a number, depending on your preferences and requirements. In this article, we will discuss the various ways to block a number on IOS 10.

In this tutorial, we’ll be discussing how to block a phone number on an iOS 10 device. If you’re tired of receiving unwanted calls or texts from a particular number, blocking it on your iPhone or iPad is a simple and effective solution. With just a few clicks, you can prevent the number from contacting you again. Whether you want to block a spammer, telemarketer, or someone you no longer wish to communicate with, this guide will show you how to do it.

Blocking a Number from the Phone App

If you want to block a phone number from the Phone app, do the following:

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Go to the Recents tab to view your recent calls.
  3. Locate the phone number you want to block and tap the “i” icon next to it.
  4. Scroll down on the next screen and tap “Block this caller.”
  5. Tap “Block Contact” to confirm.

How to Unblock a Number

If you want to unblock a number, follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Settings” and then to “Phone.”
  2. Tap “Blocked Contacts.”
  3. Locate the number you want to unblock and swipe left on it.
  4. Tap “Unblock.”

Blocking a Number from Messages

If you want to block a number from Messages, do the following:

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Find the conversation with the number you want to block.
  3. Tap the “i” icon in the top-right corner.
  4. Tap the phone number or contact name at the top of the screen.
  5. Scroll down and tap “Block this Caller.”
  6. Tap “Block Contact” to confirm.
Key Takeaway: Blocking a number on IOS 10 is simple and can be done in a few steps through various methods such as the Phone app, Messages, and FaceTime. When a number is blocked, the caller won’t be able to reach you through any of these channels. However, it’s important to block the person on all channels to ensure that they can’t contact you in any way. Additionally, if you suspect that you have been blocked, look for signs such as calls going straight to voicemail, messages not being delivered, or receiving a notification that the person isn’t available for FaceTime.

Blocking a Number from FaceTime

If you want to block a number from FaceTime, do the following:

  1. Open the FaceTime app.
  2. Tap the “i” icon next to the phone number or contact name.
  3. Scroll down and tap “Block this Caller.”

Key Takeaway: IOS 10 provides users with different ways to block a phone number, depending on the app from which they want to block the number. When a number is blocked, the caller won’t be able to contact the user through phone calls, messages, or FaceTime. However, it’s important to block the person on all channels to ensure they can’t reach the user in any way. If someone suspects they’ve been blocked, they can look for signs such as calls going straight to voicemail or messages appearing as sent but not delivered.

Blocking a Number from Settings

If you want to block a number from Settings, follow these steps:

  1. Tap “Add New…”
  2. Find the contact you want to block and tap their name.
  3. Tap “Block this Caller.”

Key takeaway: IOS 10 provides different methods to block a phone number, including from the Phone app, Messages, FaceTime, and Settings. When you block a number, the caller won’t be able to reach you through any of these channels, and any messages they send won’t be delivered. However, it’s important to block the person on all channels to ensure that they can’t contact you through other means. If you suspect that someone has blocked you, look for signs like calls going straight to voicemail, messages appearing as sent but not delivered, or a message saying that the person isn’t available during a FaceTime call.