This article will show you how to Unblocking a Phone Number on your iPhone or iPad. The instructions apply to iOS 11 and later (and iPadOS 13 and up). The exact menu names may differ slightly between OS versions, but the basic steps remain the same.
Unblocking a Phone Number on an iPhone or iPad
If you previously blocked a number on your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps to unblock it so that the contact can call, text, or FaceTime you again:
Go to Settings > Phone. On an iPad that does not have the Phone app, go to Settings > FaceTime.
Select Blocked Contacts (on older versions of the OS, tap Call Blocking & Identification).
Swipe right to left across the number in the Blocked Contacts list, then tap Unblock.
How to Unblock Text Messages
If you blocked someone in Messages to stop them from texting you, you can unblock the number in Messages settings to allow them to text you again.
Tap Messages in Settings.
Scroll to the bottom and select Blocked Contacts (on older OSes, this is just Blocked).
Swipe right to left on the number to be unblocked, then tap Unblock.
Unblocking Callers in Your Contacts List
If the blocked number belongs to someone in your Contacts list, unblock it from their Contacts listing. Locate the person’s entry in the Contacts app. Tap it.
Then, at the bottom of the contact information page, tap Unblock this Caller.
How to Unblock a Phone Number Through Your Phone Company
The call-blocking feature built into the iPhone and iPad is quick and easy to use, but it’s not the only way to block numbers. Most phone companies provide a service that allows you to block phone numbers for a fee or for free. If you’ve blocked phone numbers in this manner, the steps in this article will not work for you. These only apply to numbers that have been blocked on your Apple device using the built-in features.
If you used your phone company’s call-blocking service and want to unblock a number, contact the company or use its online help or iPhone app (if there is one). The phone company can help you unblock the number.
How can you know if your phone number has been blocked on an iPhone?
Ask them directly if they have blocked you on your iPhone. If you’re not comfortable doing that, getting a single ring that goes to voicemail is one sign that you’ve been blocked. Although the individual may be on another call or the iPhone may be in Do Not Disturb mode, this does not necessarily imply that you have been blocked.
On an iPhone, how do you unblock someone on Facebook?
Go to Menu > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Blocking in the Facebook app on your iPhone to unblock someone. Locate the person you wish to unblock in the Blocked People area, then click Unblock. To confirm, select Unblock once more.