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How To Block Text Messages and Calls on an iPhone


There's not many things more annoying than unwanted texts or calls. Here are some quick guides on how to prevent them from getting through to your iPhone.


How to Block Text Messages

  1. In the message conversation you want to block, tap the name or number at the very top of the conversation.
  2. Tap the 'info' button near the top right of your screen. 
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Block this Caller.


How to Block Calls

  1. Tap the phone icon to go into your call history.
  2. Tap the "i" info icon on the right side of the call from the number you wish to block.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Block this Caller. 


How to Manage Blocked Numbers

If you've made an error or changed your mind, here is how to unblock numbers. Note this works for unblocking numbers from both text messages and calls. 


  1. Tap the Settings icon.
  2. Scroll down to and select Phone.
  3. Select Blocked Contacts. 
  4. On the next screen, select Edit in the top right corner.
  5. Red minus signs will appear next to the numbers in the list.
  6. Tap the red minus sign next to the number you wish to unblock. 
  7. Unblock will appear on the right, tap it to unblock the selected number. 


Always remember as well, TELUS has a handy (and free!) feature known as Call Control which will prevent nuisance calls from getting through to you. Be sure to check it out!



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