If you’re in the middle of a phone call with someone who isn’t answering their phone, you’re probably asking yourself, “How can I find a blocked contacts on my iPhone?” Well, there are actually several ways to do this, including reporting the number to your phone carrier, and unblocking it.
Unblocking blocked contacts
Unblocking blocked contacts on your iPhone is a breeze. Whether you’re trying to block a spammer or someone you’d rather not receive calls from, you can easily remove them from your list.
First, you need to open the phone app. You can do this by either tapping the Phone icon on your Home screen, or opening the Phone app from within your Settings app. Then, scroll down until you reach the Phone subhead. This will display a list of your phone numbers and locations.
Once you have found the number you want to unblock, swipe across it. A green and white phone symbol should appear at the middle of the screen. With the selected number, tap the Edit button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
In the resulting window, select “Unblock”. After selecting the option, swipe upwards until you see the red “-” sign. Select it and you’re done.
The same steps apply to unblocking blocked social media apps. However, you may not be able to block certain types of spam messages. If you’re dealing with such a scenario, it may be a good idea to update your carrier’s settings.
Alternatively, you can remove blocked contacts individually. Just make sure you’re updating to the latest iOS version.
Blocking a number on your phone company’s call-blocking service
There are several phone companies that offer call blocking options. Some of them are free, while others charge a monthly fee. It’s up to you to choose a service that best suits your needs.
Caller ID is an important aspect of phone blocking. Phone companies use it to determine suspicious call patterns and block them from ringing your handset.
Call blocking also allows you to specify certain numbers to be blocked. Some carriers allow you to block up to 12 numbers per account.
If you want to block a particular number, you will need to add it to your phone’s directory. You can do this by tapping the Info icon next to the number.
You can then choose to block it by selecting Block This Caller. Other features include blocking calls from specific countries or patterns.
AT&T, for instance, offers Call Protect. To get this service, you must sign into your account and activate a free plan. Once you’re logged in, you will see a list of categories that indicate potential illegal or unwanted calls.
Spectrum also provides call blocking options. Customers can opt into Spectrum Call Guard, which blocks calls from numbers that are considered to be spam. In addition to the basic protection, Call Guard also includes spam-risk identification on the caller ID.
Reporting spam numbers in the Messages app
Reporting spam texts is an effective method to help your cellular service provider detect spam messages. Your carrier will then block the spammer’s number, thereby preventing future messages from that number.
Many mobile carriers have apps that can block nuisance numbers. The FTC’s Do Not Call Registry can also help you stop unwanted texts and calls.
The Messages app on iPhones allows users to report spam texts. When you receive a suspicious text, press the “Info” button. This will open a menu, allowing you to select the Report Junk option.
Android phone owners can also report spam by tapping the three dot icon on the top right. They will then be able to forward the message to the carrier’s spam filter.
If your cellular provider does not offer an option to report junk messages, you can try blocking the spammer’s number in the Messages app. Alternatively, you can send a text to 7726, which is the standardized number for reporting a spam text.
Google has a spam filter that helps detect suspected spam. It is found in Settings – Spam protection. Users can toggle the filter on or off, depending on their needs.
Apple’s Messages app also has a report junk message function. This feature is a little more complicated, though. Once you’ve tapped the “Info” button, you will be prompted to report the spam, as well as information about the spammer. You can choose to forward the spammer’s number to your carrier, block the number, or report the spam as a phishing scam.
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