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How to block a Phone Number

22nd August 2018

Unwanted nuisance calls can be obtrusive and even upsetting. One of the first steps we always recommend is signing your number up to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This should reduce the volume of calls you receive.

However, if you’re concerned you’re consistently receiving nuisance calls or texts, you can also block a phone number on your phone with a few clicks. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android smartphone, these numbers are easily blocked through the settings on your phone.


Open the Phone App and find the number you’d like to block. Select the number of the nuisance caller and hit the ‘More’ or ‘3 dots’ symbol in the top right-hand corner of the screen, then hit Block. Or alternatively, open the Phone App, hit the More or 3 dots symbol > Settings > Block numbers and then enter the number you wish to block.


For iPhone, find the number you wish to block from your recent calls list. Hit the ‘i’ symbol beside it, scroll down and select ‘Block this caller’ to stop this number from calling or texting you.

You can manage blocked numbers by going to your phone settings and choosing the Phone option. You’ll then be able to click into a list of numbers that are blocked on your iPhone.

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