How To Mute, Block Contact Or Calls In iPhone

If you are irritated or disturbed by a contact in iPhone you can very well mute or block the contact as desired. You might come across situations where you are frequently distracted by people or iPhone contacts by their calls or messages then you can use the setting mentioned in this article to mute that contact(s) or even block them if need be. Based on your requirements you can either mute or block contact in iPhone.

Mute Contact In iPhone

In case you are annoyed by continuous messages from a particular contact/ contacts then you can very well mute that conversation and get rid of the disturbing notifications from that person. In order to mute an individual contact or multiple contacts follow the steps given below :

  • Open the Messages App
  • Tap to open the conversation which you want to mute
  • Once you are in the conversation screen, select Details at the top right corner of the screen
  • Under the Details screen toggle Do Not Disturb to On
Mute Contact iPhone
Mute Conversation

After you enable Do Not Disturb for the conversation you won’t get the notifications of messages from that contact and all the messages will be silent from that contact.

You can note the moon icon before that contact in Messages app which signifies that Do Not Disturb is turned on for that conversation.

RELATED: Do not Disturb Feature in iPhone

 Kindly, note that even if you mute the conversation by using the setting above you will still receive calls and messages from that contact. 

Block Contact In iPhone

In order to stop receiving calls, messages or Facetime from contacts or specific contacts follow the steps given below :

Method 1

  • Open Phone app
  • Select the contact which you want to block
  • Contact details will be shown, under that Tap on Block this caller
  • Select Block ContactBlock a number on iPhone

Similarly, you can block other contacts if desired.

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In order to Unblock the contact at a later time, you can select Unblock this caller which can be found in the same place.

Method 2

1. Launch Settings app from Home screen and select Phone.

2. Under Phone, tap on Call Blocking & Identification in Calls section.

Block Calls on iPhone

3. Now, tap on Block Contact… and select the Contact from whom you want to block calls.

Block Contact on iPhone

Similarly, you can block calls from other contacts.

Please note that blocking a contact will also block messages and FaceTime apart from phone calls. However, you will still receive messages from them on WhatsApp or Messenger if you have added them there.

You can always unblock the contacts later by swiping left on the desired contact name and selecting Unblock.

Unblock Calls on iPhone Another way is to tap on Edit followed by the red minus symbol and select Unblock.




We hope that these settings to block calls on iPhone will be helpful for getting rid of annoying calls and messages. If you found this useful then please share it on social media to help others.


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