How do I block a contact on iMessage?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To block a contact on iMessage, follow these steps:

1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad and locate the text message from the number or contact you wish to block.

2. Tap on the number or contact at the top of the message. This will open the message details screen.

3. On the message details screen, you will see a small “info” button (represented by an “i” inside a circle). Tap on it to access more options.

4. Now, you will see the contact’s name, phone number, or address at the top of the screen. Tap on the right-facing arrow next to it to reveal additional options.

5. Scroll down until you find the “Block this Caller” option. Tap on it to block the contact.

Once you block a contact, you will no longer receive any messages, phone calls, or FaceTime calls from them. They will also be removed from your contacts and won’t be able to see when you are online or typing.

Blocking a contact on iMessage is a useful feature to have control over who can communicate with you. It can be particularly helpful in situations where you want to avoid unwanted or spam messages.

Personal Experience: I have used this feature multiple times to block unwanted contacts on my iPhone. It has helped me maintain a peaceful and spam-free messaging experience. Whether it’s blocking telemarketers or avoiding messages from people I no longer want to interact with, the block feature on iMessage has been quite effective for me.

In summary, to block a contact on iMessage, simply locate the message from the contact, access the message details, tap on the arrow next to the contact’s information, and select “Block this Caller.”