How to See Blocked Numbers on iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide

Have you ever blocked a number on your iPhone and then later on wanted to see that blocked number again? Well, you’re in luck because it’s pretty easy to do! In just a few taps, you can manage your blocked numbers and even unblock them if you want to. Let me show you how.

How to See Blocked Numbers and Manage Them on iPhone Tutorial

Before we dive into the steps, let’s understand what we’re trying to achieve here. Seeing and managing blocked numbers on your iPhone means you can review who you’ve blocked, decide if you want to keep them blocked, and even unblock them if you change your mind. Let’s get to it.

Step 1: Open the Settings app

Open the Settings app on your iPhone to start the process.

The Settings app is your go-to place for most of the configurations on your iPhone. It’s the one with the gear icon, usually found on your home screen.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Phone’

Scroll down and tap on the ‘Phone’ option within the Settings app.

‘Phone’ is the section where you’ll find all the settings related to calls, voicemail, and, yes, your blocked numbers list.

Step 3: Select ‘Blocked Contacts’

Inside the Phone settings, you’ll find an option called ‘Blocked Contacts’. Tap on it.

This is where your iPhone keeps a list of all the numbers and contacts you’ve chosen to block.

Step 4: View your blocked numbers

Now you can see the list of all the numbers you’ve blocked.

Each number or contact will be listed here. If you’ve blocked a lot of numbers, you might need to scroll down to see them all.

Step 5: Swipe left to unblock

If you want to unblock a number, simply swipe left on the number and tap ‘Unblock’.

Once you’ve done this, the number will be able to call and text you again, just like before they were blocked.

After completing these steps, you’ll have successfully managed your blocked numbers. Whether it was just to review the list or to unblock someone, you now have control over who can contact you on your iPhone.

Tips for Managing Blocked Numbers on iPhone

  • Regularly review your blocked numbers list to ensure you still want all those numbers blocked.
  • Remember that when you block a number, it prevents that person from calling, texting, or FaceTiming you.
  • If you accidentally block a number, don’t worry, just follow the steps above to unblock it.
  • Blocking a contact does not delete them from your contacts list; it simply restricts them from reaching you.
  • Consider adding a note to a contact before blocking them, so you remember why you blocked them in the first place.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when a blocked number tries to call me?

The call will be automatically dismissed without any notification. It’s like the call never happened.

Can a blocked number leave a voicemail?

Yes, a blocked number can still leave a voicemail, but it won’t show up in your regular voicemail list. It’s stored in a separate section at the bottom of your voicemail list called ‘Blocked Messages’.

Will blocking a number notify the person that they’ve been blocked?

No, the person will not receive any notification that they’ve been blocked.

Can I see texts from a blocked number?

No, when you block a number, their texts will not appear in your messages.

If I unblock a number, will I receive the texts and calls they tried to make while blocked?

No, any calls or texts made while they were blocked will not come through once you unblock them.


  1. Open Settings app
  2. Tap on ‘Phone’
  3. Select ‘Blocked Contacts’
  4. View your blocked numbers
  5. Swipe left to unblock


There you have it, a simple yet essential guide on how to see blocked numbers and manage them on your iPhone. Whether you’ve blocked someone by accident or changed your mind about someone you’ve blocked a while ago, knowing how to navigate this feature empowers you as an iPhone user. It’s part of taking charge of your privacy and keeping your peace. So, next time you’re curious about who’s on that blocked list or need to make changes, just follow the steps outlined in this article. Remember, managing your connections is just a few taps away!

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