You can block a contact from trying to FaceTime you — and phone you and iMessage you — at any time. Whether it's a former significant other, friend, relative, or associate you've fallen out with, or a spammer or prank caller harshening your mellow, block them once and they're silenced forever. (Or at least until you decide to unblock them.)

How to block contacts in the FaceTime app

You can block a number or address from FaceTiming you at any time, right from the FaceTime app.

  1. Launch the FaceTime app from the Home screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Tap on the Info button next the name of the contact you want to block.
  3. Tap on Block this Caller at the very bottom.
  4. Tap on Block Contact to confirm.

    Tap the info button, tap Block this Caller, tap Block Contact

How to block contacts in the Phone app

If you have an iPhone, you can also block and number or address from FaceTiming you from the Phone app.

  1. Launch the Phone app from the Home screen of your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Recents or Contacts button at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Tap on the Info button next the name of the contact you want to block in the Recents tab or tap the name of the contact in the Contacts tab.
  4. Tap on Block this Caller at the very bottom.
  5. Tap on Block Contact to confirm.

    Tap Recents or Contacts, tap the info button or the name of the contact you want block, tap Block this Caller, tap Block Contact

How to block contacts in Settings

You can pre-emptively add contacts you want to block at any time.

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on FaceTime.
  3. Tap on Blocked at the bottom.

    Launch Settings, tap FaceTime, tap Blocked

  4. Tap on Add New...
  5. Type in the name of the contact you want to block or scroll down to find it.
  6. Tap on the name of the contact to block it.

    Tap Add New..., tap the name of a contact to block it

How to unblock contacts in Settings

If you later change your mind and want to unblock a contact, you can do that as well at any time.

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on FaceTime.
  3. Tap on Blocked at the bottom.
  4. Tap Edit

    Tap FaceTime, tap Blocked, tap Edit

  5. Tap the red - icon to the left of the contact.
  6. Tap the red Unblock button to the right of the contact.
  7. Tap Done when you have unblocked everyone you wanted to.

    Tap the minus icon, tap Unblock, tap Done

You can also simply swipe from right to left on any contact to reveal the unblock button.

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