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How to block and unblock someone on FaceTime

FaceTime is one of the easiest ways to stay in touch with your loved ones, especially now that Android and Windows users can join calls as well. But what to do if someone starts calling or texting you without your wanting to?

In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of blocking someone on FaceTime from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. We also explain how to unblock someone if you change your mind.

How to block a FaceTime contact on iPhone and iPad

It’s very easy to stop someone from bothering you on FaceTime. To block the person in question, just follow these simple steps:

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

one. Open FaceTime and search your call history. It’s on the first page and shows you all the people who have contacted you recently. Find the person you want to block, and tap on the green circle with an ‘i’ in it next to their name.

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two. That will open that person’s contact page. From here, scroll down until you find the option ‘Block this contact’ (it is red and just below everything).

3. Confirm your action by touching ‘Block contact’ from the menu that appears on the screen. Now, you shouldn’t get any more calls or messages from this person.

To unblock this person, repeat these steps again, but this time tap on ‘Unblock this contact’.

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

It is somewhat different in older versions of iOS and iPadOS. In this case, you will have to follow these steps:

one. Open your device’s Settings.

two. Choose the ‘FaceTime’ section, followed by ‘Blocked Contacts’.

3. Swipe down until you reach the end of the list and tap on ‘Add new’.

Four. Finally, select the contact you want to block.

To unblock that person, go back to the ‘Blocked Contacts’ list, swipe left on the contact you want to unblock and then tap on ‘Unblock’.

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How to block a FaceTime contact on Mac

The Mac version of FaceTime is not the same as the iPhone and iPad app, so you will have to use a slightly different process. Keep in mind, however, that if you block someone on your Mac, that person will also be blocked on all devices where you use FaceTime with the same Apple ID, so you will not have to repeat the process on all devices.

one. Open FaceTime on your Mac.

two. Select ‘FaceTime’ from the menu bar, followed by ‘Preferences’.

How to block on FaceTime

3. Click on the ‘Block’ tab at the top of the window.

Four. At the bottom of the list, click the ‘+’ button to add a new contact.

How to block on FaceTime

5. Select the person from the contact list and their name will immediately appear on the blocked list.

To unblock someone, you will have to go back to FaceTime ‘Preferences’ and select the ‘Block’ tab again. Then, select the person from the list and click the ‘-‘ button to remove them from the list so they can contact you again.

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How to block on FaceTime

We also explain how to block a phone number on iPhone or iPad.

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