How to Unblock a Number on iPhone or iPad


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Unblocking a phone number on an iPhone allows you to unblock any one phone number or contact. When you block a number on your iPhone, calls, messages, and FaceTime requests from that number are not delivered to you.

You will be able to receive calls, messages, and FaceTime requests from that number after it has been unblocked.

Unblock a Number

How to Unblock a Number on iPhone / iPad

  1. Go to Settings in iPhone.
  2. On an iPad that does not have the Phone app, go to Settings > FaceTime.
  3. Tap Blocked Contacts or block no caller ID calls & Identification on previous operating systems.
  4. Swipe right to left across the number in the Blocked Contacts list, then press Unblock.

How to Unblock People Who Text You

  1. Open Settings in iPhone and tap Messages.
  2. Scroll down and tap Blocked Contacts (on older OSes, this is just Blocked).
  3. Swipe right to left on the number you want to unblock and tap Unblock.

How to Unblock Callers in Your Contacts List

  1. If the blocked number belongs to someone in your Contacts list, unblock the number from their listing in Contacts.
  2. In Contacts app and find the person’s entry. Tap it.
  3. Then scroll to the bottom of the person’s contact information and tap Unblock this Caller.

How to Unblock Someone on iPhone

  1. At the bottom of the screen, select the “Recent” tab. This will provide a list of recent phone calls in iPhone
  2. You’ll notice a small blue “i” icon next to the unsaved number. Tap it to gain access.
  3. A pop-up window will open with the option to “Unblock this Caller.” tap “Unblock Contact” on the following screen.

How to Unblock a Number in iPhone with Your Phone Company

  • The call-blocking tool built into the iPhone and iPad is quick and easy to use, but it’s not the only option to block numbers.
  • Most phone companies have a feature that allows you to block phone numbers for a cost or for free.
  • If you used your phone provider’s call-blocking service and want to unblock a number, contact the company or use its online assistance or iPhone app (if available). The phone company can help you unblock the number.

How to View All Blocked Contacts on iPhone

To view the total blocked list in iPhone

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Open Phone
  3. Select Blocked Contacts


On an iPhone, what is the difference between a saved number and an unsaved number?

Saved number on an iPhone refers to a contact you’ve added to your device’s address book, which includes their name, phone number, and other information. An unsaved number, on the other hand, is one that you have not saved as a contact. It could be a number from an unknown caller, a missed call, or a number that you didn’t save on purpose.

On my iPhone, can I block both stored and unsaved numbers?

On your iPhone, you can block both saved and unsaved numbers. You can use the blocking tool to ban calls, messages, and FaceTime requests from specific numbers, whether or not they are saved as contacts.

Can I stop a call from an unsaved number?

On your iPhone, you can block an unsaved number that has called you. After getting a call from an unsaved number, open the “Phone” app, navigate to your call history, locate the unsaved number in the list, tap the “i” button next to it, and select the option to block the caller. This will prohibit any future calls, messages, or FaceTime requests from that unsaved phone number.

How can I remove a saved number from my iPhone?

On your iPhone, go to the Settings app, scroll to the Phone or Messages settings, find the Blocked or Blocked Contacts” section, find the stored number in the list, and tap on the option to unblock or delete the contact from the blocked list.

You will be able to accept calls, messages, and FaceTime requests from that saved number once it has been unblocked.

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