What to Do If You Accidentally Block Someone on an iPhone 5

iOS 7 included a number of new features and upgrades, but perhaps one of the most important was the call blocking feature that it provides.

This feature makes it possible to block a number from contacting you via calls, texts or FaceTime with just a few button taps.

But this simplicity comes with a downside. It is entirely possible to block someone by accident, meaning that a family member or work contact can accidentally wind up on your list of blocked callers.

Fortunately your blocked caller list is completely manageable, and you can remove someone that you accidentally added to the list by following the steps in our article below.

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Unblocking Someone on an iPhone 5

The steps below will remove someone from the blocked caller list on your iPhone 5. This means that they will be able to contact you by phone, text or FaceTime.

Note that blocking contacts can result in odd behavior, like iMessages sending as text messages (discussed here), or not sending at all.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

tap the settings icon

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Phone option.

touch the phone button

Step 3: Tap the Blocked option.

touch the blocked button

Step 4: Tap the Edit button at the top-right of the screen.

tap the edit button

Step 5: Touch the red circle to the left of the name or phone number that you accidentally blocked.

touch the red circle to the left of the number

Step 6: Touch the Unblock button to remove the contact from your blocked caller list.

touch the unblock button

Now that you know how to unblock someone that you accidentally blocked on your iPhone, you can make it easier to fix mistakes that caused your phone to block calls and messages that you actually want to see.

Is there a number that you actually do want to block? This article will show you how to block a caller on your iPhone 5 so that they aren’t able to contact you again from that number.

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