How to Block a Number on an Apple Watch

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

If you're constantly receiving calls, texts, or FaceTime calls from an unwelcome contact, it's likely that you would like to block this person. Blocking contacts or numbers on your Apple Watch is an effective way to maintain privacy and minimize unwanted interruptions during your day-to-day activities. In this article, we explore multiple methods for blocking a number on your apple watch, including using the iPhone's phone app, the Messages app, or the Phone app, and even using third-party services such as AT&T Call Protect.

The primary method for blocking a number on your apple watch involves using the paired iPhone's phone app. This is because your Apple Watch mirrors the settings on your iPhone, and so when you block a number or contact on your phone, it also becomes blocked on your Apple Watch. To do this, open the Phone app on your iPhone and locate the unwanted caller or contact. Tap on the i icon next to the contact, and then scroll down to find the "Block this Caller" option.

Similarly, you can block communications through the Messages app on your iPhone by finding the chat that contains the unwelcome contact. Find the conversation's name or number at the top of the screen, and then tap the i icon. Scroll down to find the "Block this Contact" option and tap it.

Finally, you can block unknown callers from making calls to your Apple Watch by enabling the 'Silence Unknown Callers' feature in the iPhone's Settings app. This will ensure that any calls from numbers that aren't saved in your contacts list will go straight to voicemail without triggering a notification on the watch.

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