The call blocking feature on the iPhone is one of my favorite things about the device. I have been getting an astronomical number of spam and telemarketing calls over the past few months, and the ability to block a number from my phone with just a couple of steps has been a real lifesaver. But sometimes I can get a little too liberal with my call blocking and accidentally block a number that I didn’t actually want to block. Fortunately it’s a relatively simple process to unblock a phone number on your iPhone 7.
Unblocking a Contact on an iPhone 7
The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.1. These steps apply to any phone number or contact that you have blocked from your iPhone, whether that was through the Phone app, the Messages app, or the FaceTime app. Once you have completed these steps, the previously-blocked number will be able to call you, send you text messages, or contact you through FaceTime.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Phone app.
Step 3: Select the Call Blocking & Identification option.
Step 4: Touch the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 5: Tap the red circle to the left of the phone number that you want to unblock.
Step 6: Touch the red Unblock button.
You can then tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen if you are finished unblocking numbers.
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