How do you block a number without them knowing?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

Blocking a number without them knowing can be a useful way to avoid unwanted calls or messages without causing unnecessary conflict or confrontation. While there is no foolproof method to completely block a number without any indication to the caller, there are a few steps you can take to effectively block a number while keeping it discreet. One method involves using a silent ringtone on your iPhone.

To begin, you will need to create or obtain a silent ringtone. This can be done by using a sound editing software or by downloading a pre-made silent ringtone from a reliable source. Once you have the silent ringtone ready, follow these steps:

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.
2. In iTunes, click on the device icon at the top left corner of the window to access your iPhone’s settings.
3. Go to the “Summary” tab and scroll down to the “Options” section.
4. Check the box next to “Manually manage music and videos” if it is not already selected.
5. Now, go to the “Tones” section in the left sidebar of iTunes.
6. Drag and drop the silent ringtone file into the “Tones” section.
7. Sync your iPhone with iTunes to transfer the silent ringtone to your device.

Once you have synced the silent ringtone to your iPhone, you can assign it to a specific contact to effectively block their calls without them knowing. Follow these steps to assign the silent ringtone to a contact:

1. Open the “Contacts” app on your iPhone.
2. Find and tap on the contact you want to block.
3. Tap “Edit” in the top right corner of the contact’s details.
4. Scroll down and tap on “Ringtone.”
5. In the ringtone selection menu, scroll up to the top of the list where the custom ringtones are located.
6. Locate and select the silent ringtone you synced earlier.
7. Tap “Done” to save the changes.

By assigning the silent ringtone to the contact, their calls will still come through, but your iPhone will not emit any audible sound or vibration. This means that the caller will not be aware that their call is being blocked, as your phone will appear to be ringing normally to them. However, you will not be disturbed by the call, as it will be completely silent.

It’s important to note that this method only blocks calls from a specific contact and does not block text messages or other forms of communication. Additionally, the caller may still be able to leave a voicemail, but you can choose to ignore or delete those messages without being disturbed by them.

Using a silent ringtone is an effective way to block a number without the caller knowing. By assigning the silent ringtone to a specific contact, you can effectively block their calls while maintaining discretion. However, it’s important to keep in mind that this method only blocks calls and not other forms of communication.