One of the biggest features that had been missing from the iPhone was the ability to block callers. Cell phones are quickly becoming the primary means for a lot of people to communicate, and the inability to do something about annoying telemarketers was frustrating. Fortunately the iPhone 5 update to iOS 7 added a way for you to block callers, and it is very easy to use. So now you can block any caller in your list of Recent Calls and not have to worry about any phone calls, text messages or FaceTime calls from that number in the future.
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Blocking Callers on the iPhone 5 in iOS 7
It’s important to point out that this is blocking calls on a per-number basis. So if you are getting calls from a company with a lot of phone numbers, then calls from the unblocked numbers will continue coming through until they have also been blocked. You can also feel free to block as many numbers as you want, as some users have reported blocking hundreds of numbers without encountering any sort of limit. So, with that in mind, continue reading below to learn how to block calls on the iPhone 5.
Step 1: Open the Phone app.
Step 2: Select the Recents option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Locate the number that you want to block, then press the little “i” button at the right side of the call entry.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then touch the blue Block this Caller option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Touch the Block Contact button.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.