You can finally block phone calls, messages or FaceTime from specific numbers in iOS 7

There were several features on our iOS 7 wish list, one of them was the ability to block phone calls, messages or FaceTime from people, especially those unwanted telemarketing calls.

You will be happy to know that you will finally be able to block phone calls, messages or FaceTime from specific numbers in iOS 7.

In iOS 7, to block a Contact, launch the Contacts app and tap on the contact you want to block and scroll down, , you have a new option called Block this Caller. If you tap on it, you’re prompted with a message informing you “You will not receive phone calls, messages or FaceTime from people on the block list” with an option to Block Contact or Cancel. Tapping on the Block Contact adds the contact to the block list.


If you want to block the number of a recent caller then in the Phone app, when you tap on the small i button next to the number in the Recents tab and scroll down, and tap on the Block this Caller option to add it to the block list.

You have the option to Unlock the contact or number by following the same procedure or you can remove it via the Settings app.


When you launch the Settings app, and navigate to Phone, there is now a new option called “Blocked”, tapping on it gives you access to the list of contacts or numbers that have been blocked. You can add a new Contact to the list or remove it by tapping on the Edit button in the top right corner.

Finally, we will be able to fight mobile spam without jailbreaking. Was this feature on your iOS 7 wish list? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks Smith for screenshots!