How to Unblock a Number on the iPhone

We have previously written about how to block a caller on the iPhone 5, which is a really effective way to handle unwanted calls from telemarketers. But it can get very easy to block a lot of numbers, and you may accidentally block a number from which you want to receive calls. Fortunately all of your blocked numbers are stored on a list that can be edited, allowing you to unblock a number that you had previously blocked. Continue reading below to learn how.


Unblocking a Caller on the iPhone

Note that there is one blocked call list on the iPhone, and it applies to text messages, FaceTime and phone calls. You can either block a caller from all of these apps, or none of them. With that in mind, follow the steps below to learn how to unblock a number on your iPhone.


Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Phone option.

open the phone menu



Step 3: Touch the Blocked button on the Calls section of the screen.

how to unblock a caller on the iphone 5



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

touch the edit button



Step 5: Touch the red dot to the left of the phone number or contact name that you want to unblock.

touch the red dot to the left of the number to unblock



Step 6: Touch the Unblock button to the right of the phone number or contact name.

touch the unblock button



Step 7: Touch the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.

touch the done button to exit the menu



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