Is there a way to block numbers not in contacts?

Answered by Robert Flynn

There is a way to block numbers that are not in your contacts. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it on an iPhone:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone. You can find it on your home screen, usually represented by a gear icon.

2. In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on “Phone”. This will open the Phone settings.

3. In the Phone settings, you will see various options. Look for and tap on “Blocked Contacts”. This is where you can manage the numbers you have blocked.

4. On the Blocked Contacts screen, you will see a list of the numbers you have already blocked. To add a new number to the block list, tap on “Add New…”

5. A screen will appear where you can choose the contact you want to block. However, since you want to block numbers not in your contacts, you need to use a different method. Scroll down and tap on “Block Contact…”

6. Now, you will see your recent call history with numbers that are not in your contacts. Find the number you want to block and tap on it. This will add the number to your block list.

7. After selecting the number, you will be taken back to the Blocked Contacts screen, and the number will be added to the list.

By following these steps, you can easily block numbers that are not in your contacts on an iPhone. This can be useful to prevent unwanted calls or messages from unknown callers.

Blocking unknown callers can be a helpful feature to avoid spam calls or calls from telemarketers. It can also be useful if you are receiving harassing or unwanted calls from unknown numbers.

I personally find this feature very useful as it allows me to have more control over who can reach me on my iPhone. I have used it to block persistent telemarketers and avoid unwanted interruptions during important meetings or personal time.

Remember to regularly check your blocked contacts list to ensure it only contains the numbers you want to block. If you accidentally block a number that you want to unblock, you can easily remove it from the blocked list by swiping left on the number and tapping “Unblock”.

Blocking numbers not in your contacts is possible on an iPhone by following the steps mentioned above. It can be a useful way to prevent unwanted calls and messages from unknown callers.