How to block phone calls, FaceTime calls, and Messages from someone in iOS 7

If you're getting harassed, spammed, stalked, or otherwise subjected to unwanted phone calls, FaceTime calls, or iMessages, you can block the person and preventing them from contacting you again. It's like an infinite iPhone or iPad time out for jerks. And best of all, it's easy to do.

How to block Contacts on the iPhone or iPad

Note: To use this specific method, you must have the person you want to block in your Contacts app. If you don't, or don't want to have to add them, try any of the other methods below instead.

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on either Phone, Messages, or FaceTime.
  3. In the next menu, scroll down and tap on Blocked.
  4. Now tap on Add New... to add a new blocked person.
  5. Find the contact you'd like to block in your Contact list and tap on their name.

Your iPhone or iPad will automatically add every phone number and email address you have listed for that contact to your blocked list.

How to block phone calls on the iPhone

  1. Launch the Phone app from the Home screen of your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Recent Calls tab along the bottom.
  3. Find the contact you want to block and tap on the Info button next to their phone number.
  4. Scroll all the way down on the info screen and tap on Block this Caller.
  5. A popup confirmation will appear, tap on Block Contact.

How to block FaceTime calls on the iPad

  1. Launch the FaceTime app from the Home screen of your iPad.
  2. Scroll down the the Recent Calls column along the side.
  3. Find the contact you want to block and tap on the Info button next to their name.
  4. Scroll all the way down on the info screen and tap on Block this Caller.
  5. A popup confirmation will appear, tap on Block Contact.

How to block iMessage on the iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Messages app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap into the message thread of the person you're trying to block and tap Contact at the top.
  3. Now tap on the Info button.
  4. Scroll all the way to the bottom and tap on Block this Caller.
  5. A popup confirmation will appear, tap on Block Contact.