View Your List of Blocked Callers on the iPhone 5

When you add a blocked number on your iPhone 5 it affects the ability of that number to contact you. This is a great way to block calls on an iPhone 5, as well as text messages and some other forms of communication.

If you’ve read our previous article about how to block callers on the iPhone 5, then you have undoubtedly realized how helpful that tool is. Get a call from a telemarketer? Block it. It’s a pretty satisfying feeling.

But it is very easy to become too aggressive about call blocking and accidentally block a number that you did not want to block. If you aren’t sure if that has happened or not, then an easy way to figure it out is by checking the list of numbers and contacts that you have blocked on your iPhone 5. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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How to View Blocked Callers on an iPhone 5

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Choose the Phone option.
  3. Select Blocked.
  4. View the list of blocked contacts.

Our article continues below with additional information and pictures of these steps.

Blocked Caller List on the iPhone 5

Once you get to the last step where you see your list of blocked phone numbers and contacts, you will be able to touch an Edit button at the top of the screen and remove any of these phone numbers from the Blocked list. Note that this will then allow calls, text and FaceTime calls from that number to come through, so make sure you are only removing numbers from this list that can be trusted.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Phone option.

open the phone menu

Step 3: Touch the Blocked option.

how to view blocked caller list on iphone 5

As mentioned above, touching the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen will display some new options next to the screen that allow you to remove a number from this list.

iphone blocked caller list

Over time it can become very difficult to manage this list. Spam callers and telemarketers are becoming more and more prolific, and it’s likely that your blocked list could grow to hundreds of numbers.

There’s an option on the Phone menu that lets you silence unknown callers. This makes it so that only people in your contacts list can actually call you. Anyone else is silenced and sent to voicemail. It may not be ideal if you’re waiting for calls from an unknown number, but it can be useful if you only expect to receive calls from people you know.

Additionally you could try using an app like Robokiller to automatically block spam calls. It can be a helpful alternative to try out for managing unwanted calls.

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