How to Manually Block a Number on iPhone 13

While you may already be familiar with how to block someone that has called you, it’s possible that you want to pre-emptively block someone who might call you. This can leave you looking for a method of how to manually block a number on iPhone 13.

How to Add a Phone Number to Your iPhone’s Block List

  1. Tap the Phone icon.
  2. Select Contacts.
  3. Touch the + button.
  4. Enter a name and phone number, then tap Done.
  5. Choose Block this Caller.
  6. Tap Block Contact.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to manually block a number on iPhone 13, including pictures of these steps.

Your iPhone provides you with a handful of options when it comes to blocking people.

You can block someone that calls you, texts you, or tries to make a FaceTime call, but all of those options require them to reach out to you initially.

While it’s fairly simple to decline a call or delete a text message, you might prefer that a number you know you won’t want to talk to never gets through to you in the first place.

Luckily there is a way to add a phone number to your block list on an iPhone if that person hasn’t tried to contact you at all yet.

Our guide continues below with more information on adding phone numbers to the block list on an iPhone.

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How to Block a Number That’s Not a Contact on an iPhone (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.5. operating system.

Step 1: Open the Phone app on your iPhone.

open the Phone app

Step 2: Choose the Contacts tab at the bottom of the screen.

select the Contacts tab

Step 3: Touch the + icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

tap the plus icon

Step 4: Give the contact a name, add their phone number, then tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.

create the contact

Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the contact card and touch the Block this Caller button.

how to manually block a number on iPhone 13

Step 6: Tap the Block Contact button at the bottom of the screen to complete the contact blocking.

select the Block Contact option

Hopefully, the steps above have provided you with useful instruction on how to manually block a number on iPhone 13.

Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about iPhone call blocking.

More Information on How to Block Numbers Manually on an iPhone

Another option for creating a new contact would be to type the number into the Keypad tab on the Phone app, then tap the Add Number option under that number and choose the Create New Contact option.

You can use this same method to block a contact that you already have on your phone. Instead of creating the new contact from the Contacts tab you would just select the existing contact and block them.

There is also a Contacts app on your iPhone if you would rather navigate to your contacts that way. You can either open Spotlight Search by swiping down on your Home screen and searching for the word “contacts” or you can go to your second Home screen, open the Extras folder, and tap the Contacts icon there. We discuss finding this app more in our where is the contacts icon on iPhone guide.

if you have Verizon then you can also block contacts with them, although you are limited in the number of contacts you can block that way.

If you want to view or manage your iPhone’s blocked caller list then you can go to Settings > Phone > Blocked Contacts.

To block a number from your recent call list, go to the Phone app, select Recents, tap the i to the right of the number, then choose the Block this Caller option.

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