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How to unblock a phone number in a few simple steps

Sometimes, it just happens. You need to block a number that keeps calling you for various reasons. The worst part is when this happens to a number of somebody you actually now…

But things get back to the normal path and you eventually want to remove it from the list.

Ever wondered how this can be done on a smartphone? Simply follow the steps below and you will find out how to block and unblock a phone number in just a few steps, no matter your phone’s operating system.

How to block and unblock a phone number on Android

If you don’t want to receive calls from a specific number, everything you need to do is follow these steps and your phone will decline calls automatically.

  • Open your handset’s Phone app
  • Tap on Call history (or how it’s named on your phone)
  • Long press a call from the number you want to block
  • Choose the Block/Report spam option

Additionally, if you want to unblock a phone number, the procedure is also very simple:

  • Open your handset’s Phone app
  • Tap the three-dotted icon, in order to reveal the “More” menu
  • Tap on Settings > Blocked numbers
  • You will see a list of the blocked numbers, with an X next to them. Select the number you want to unblock and tap X.
  • Select Unblock

How to block and unblock a phone number on iOS

Since we’re talking about a different operating system, the steps are also different. However, there’s no need to worry, since it’s also very simple.

  • From your Home screen, open the Phone app
  • Go to the Recents tab
  • Tap the circle with an “i” inside, next to the phone number or contact you want to block
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen
  • Tap Block this Caller

If you want to unblock a number, follow these steps:

  • From your Home screen, open the Settings app
  • Go to any of the Phone, Messages or FaceTime sections. Any of these will work, but let’s go with Pphone, since it’s easier to explain
  • Tap Call Blocking & Identification (for Messages or FaceTime, you can tap Blocked)
  • In the upper right corner of the screen, tap Edit
  • Tap the red circle with a minus on it, next to the number you want to unblock
  • Tap Unblock

Hopefully, you will find this guide helpful! If there’s anything that doesn’t go right, please let us know, by dropping a few lines in the comments section below!

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