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Block Texts And Other Blocking Options On iPhone And iPad In iOS 10.3

In a world where almost anyone has access to a phone, blocking options are a necessity. iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.3 devices make no difference, as they are offering their users the same options. In fact, Apple gives its fans two different blocking options.

If you want to block texts on iPhone and iPad, no matter what kind of Apple iOS 10.3 device you’re using, you can do it from the iMessage center or from the device itself. If you go for the iMessage option, however, you should know that you’re not just blocking people from texting you. This option will also block those contacts from even calling you, not to mention from sending you text messages or from reaching out via FaceTime.

Let’s walk you through the steps of how to block texts on iPhone and iPad.


Method #1 – block unknown people from iMessage:

  1. Turn on the device;
  2. Tap on the Phone icon;
  3. Select Recents;
  4. Browse for the number you are looking to block from iMessage;
  5. Tap the “i” icon;
  6. Go to the bottom of the page;
  7. Tap on “Block this caller”;
  8. Tap on “Block contact”.


Method #2 – block texts on iPhone and iPad:

  1. Turn on the device;
  2. Go to the Settings section;
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap on Messages;
  4. Tap on Blocked;
  5. Select the option labeled as “Add New”;
  6. Add the person that you want to block;
  7. Tap on Done.


As mentioned, you can use any of these two methods to block a person from texting you via iMessage on iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.3. No need to be ashamed for doing so. It is your option, you are entitled to use it, and now you know how to do it.

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