Is someone bothering you on iMessage? Want to block them from contacting you again, but not sure how to do it? If so, you’re in luck. Today, we’re going to show you two different ways you can restrict someone from sending you iMessages on your iPhone or iPad.
First, we’ll show you how to block someone through your device’s Messages app.
Tap Messages to access your iOS device’s messaging app.
Depending on who you’d like to block, choose the conversation you’re looking for. Tap it once to open it.
In the conversation window, tap the "i" Button in the top right.
At the top of your screen, tap the person’s name (if they’re saved in your contacts) or their phone number or email address – whichever one appears at the top of your screen.
Tap Block This Caller near the bottom of your screen to indicate that you’d like to restrict this person from messaging you.
To confirm that you’d like to stop this person from contacting you, tap Block Contact.
That’s all you need to do to block someone through the Messages app. Now, we’ll show you how to block a contact using your device settings.
Tap Settings to access your device settings.
Open your messaging settings by scrolling down and tapping Messages.
To view who you’ve blocked or to add someone new to the list, tap Blocked.
Tap Add New to block someone you haven’t yet.
Scroll through your list of contacts and tap the name of the person you’d like to restrict from contacting you.
Once you’ve tapped their name, you’ll see all of their contact methods appear on your blocked list.
That’s all you need to do to block someone through the settings on your iOS device. There are a few more things you should know about blocking people, so let’s go over those things now.
When you block someone through iMessage or through your device settings, they will be unable to contact you through iMessage and through FaceTime. Unless you choose to unblock them, they won’t be able to contact you through these methods.
If you go through the blocking method from your device’s settings, you won’t be able to block someone unless they’re already saved to your contact list. It only gives you the option to select a contact, not to enter any phone number or email address you’d like to block.
If you decide you want someone to be able to contact you again, you can unblock them. To do so, follow the instructions above to access your blocked list (Settings > Messages > Blocked). Tap Edit, then delete the person from the list in order to unblock them.
If you ever decide to remove the restriction for someone contacting you, you won’t receive messages they may have tried to send during the time that you had them blocked from contacting you.
That’s everything you need to know about blocking people on iMessage from your iPhone or iPad. We hope you found it helpful. If you’d like to learn more, check out our article on iMessage security.
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