How to Block a Number and Message on Your Apple Watch

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

If you're being bombarded by calls from unknown numbers or receiving unwanted messages, it's easy to block them on your iwatch. But what if you want to unblock a contact? It's important to know how this works so that you can take control of your privacy and avoid any unwanted distractions.

Blocking a contact on your Apple Watch prevents them from calling, messaging or FaceTime calling you. It's important to note that blocking a person also blocks them on your iPhone, ensuring a consistent experience across devices. If you're using Family Sharing, make sure that the person you are trying to block is an adult.

To block a number on your iwatch, open the Phone app and identify the unwanted caller. Tap the i icon next to their name, then scroll down to the bottom and find 'Block This Caller.' This will send all future calls from the specified number straight to voicemail, ensuring that you don't receive any more calls from them.

To block a message on your iwatch, open the Messages app and locate the conversation with the contact you want to silence. Tap the i icon at the top of the conversation, then scroll down and tap 'Block Contact.' This will stop the contact from sending you messages, but they can still leave you a voicemail and reply to your previous messages.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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