How To Mute, Block Contact Or Calls In iPhone

You might get so many text messages and calls that sometimes you hate it when your phone goes off with the calls or notifications. Though it is what a mobile phone is made for, certain calls or messages can really annoy a person if it is out of bounds. If you are irritated or disturbed by a contact in iPhone then you can very well mute or block the contact as desired.

You can simply silent your iPhone which will turn off all the notifications sounds for all the calls and messages including the Camera shutter sound. But what if you only wish to silent specific calls/messages or contacts. This is where our tutorial will help you out. Using the methods mentioned here you can mute or block the desired contacts only.

Update: This article is updated with the steps from iPhone running on iOS 12.2.

Mute Contact In iPhone

In case you are annoyed by continuous messages from particular contact(s) 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 Application. Now there are two methods to mute a contact and their text message notification.

Method 1

Select the conversation which you want to mute. Once you are in the conversation screen, tap at the contact name or number as shown in the screenshot below.

Hide alerts for Messages on iPhone

Then three options will appear under it, here select the third one i.e. info. Next, in the new Detail screen you will see the option Hide Alerts, turn the toggle switch on and the contact is muted successfully.

Method 2

Another way is directly from the messaging app. Here swipe left on the contact you wish to mute, and you will see Hide Alerts option inside the purple box. Select it.

Mute a particular conversation in iPhone

After you enable Hide Alerts 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.

Alert hidden - moon icon

To remove the contact from mute, just head to the same settings and then turn off the Hide Alerts switch or select the Show Alerts option from the Messages app.

unmute chat and show alerts for conversation in iPhone

Note that even if you mute the conversation by using the above steps, the calls will not be silenced. To mute calls, you need to follow the steps below.

Now, when you receive a call from that particular contact it will be silenced.

With mute, you will still receive calls and messages from that contact. If you want to completely stop receiving them then continue reading.

Block Contact Or Calls In iPhone

Method 1

  • Open the Phone app
  • Select the contact which you want to block
  • Contact details will be shown, under that Tap on Block this caller
  • Finally, 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 the 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 select Edit followed by tapping the red minus symbol and selecting Unblock.

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Conclusion

We hope that these settings to mute and block contacts on iPhone will be helpful for getting rid of annoying calls and messages. For now, there is no direct way to mute calls but you can achieve it with the workaround mentioned here. Apart from that, all other options are quite straightforward and easy to use. If you found this article useful then please share it on social media to help others.

Hemant Mendiratta
Hemant Mendiratta is a passionate blogger and keeps a keen eye on useful apps and gadgets. Absolutely loves running and is currently training for his first Marathon. You can connect with him on:

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