How To Block Someone In WhatsApp On iPhone [3 Click To Block A Contact]

Fortune Osinachi
By Fortune Osinachi - Technical Writer
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If you have an iPhone, it is easy to block someone on WhatsApp to stop receiving messages or calls from the contact.

WhatsApp is a widely used messaging app that comes with useful features. When there is a need to block someone in WhatsApp on your iPhone, it only takes a few steps to achieve that.

In a situation whereby you received a message from a stranger or you want to cut off someone from texting and calling you on WhatsApp, the best action is to block the contact. Although, if you still want to unblock the contact after some time, it’s still possible.

In this article, you’ll learn how to block someone in WhatsApp on your iPhone using WhatsApp Settings or Chats section.

How To Block Someone in WhatsApp On iPhone 

As an iPhone user, it is ideal to know how to block someone on WhatsApp as it will come in handy when you have a reason to do so.

Normally, there are several reasons you might want to block someone on WhatsApp.

Whatever it may be, you can block the person through the Chats section or via WhatsApp Settings on your iPhone.  

Block Someone In WhatsApp On iPhone Via Chats 

If you’ve previously had a conversation with the person you want to block or you’ve received a message, to block the person would be quick using the Chats section. Below are the steps to follow.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp

On your iPhone menu, quickly navigate and open WhatsApp.

Step 2: Tap the Chats Icon

Tap on the Chats icon from the options below your screen to open the chats section.

Step 3: Select the Chat to block

Scroll and select the chat of the person you have the intention of blocking. 

Step 4: Tap on Contact Name 

If the person’s number is already saved, tap on the Contact name at the top of the screen. But if it is an unknown number, tap on the Number.

Step 5: Select Block Contact

From the list of options displayed on the Contact info screen, scroll down and select Block ContactName. On the next pop-up, tap Block to confirm the action.

Block Someone In WhatsApp On iPhone Using WhatsApp Settings

An alternative way to block someone in WhatsApp on your iPhone can be done through the WhatsApp settings. It is simple when you follow the steps.

Step 1: Go To Settings

On your iPhone, open WhatsApp and go to Settings. Swipe rightwards or just tap on Settings (the gear icon at the bottom right).

Step 2: Select Privacy

On the Settings screen, select Privacy to display other options and then tap on Blocked.

Step 3: Tap on Blocked

Tap on Blocked to see contacts you’ve previously blocked and then tap on Add New. On the follow-up screen, select the contact you wish to block and confirm the action.


If there is any reason to block someone on WhatsApp, these two methods work perfectly. At any given time, you can still unblock the person if you want to.

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By Fortune Osinachi Technical Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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