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WhatsApp offers you the essential liberty to customize your privacy to ensure you enjoy communicating with friends or anyone else on your own terms and conditions. Case in point, you have complete freedom to block or unblock WhatsApp contacts on your iPhone.

So, if you ever think that one of your contacts bother you a lot and don't want to receive WhatsApp call or messages from that person anymore, you will be able to block him/her easily. And if you ever decide to remove any contact from the blocked list, you can get it done without any hassle at all.

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How to Block Contacts in WhatsApp on iPhone

Blocking a person on WhatsApp is easy, although it's beneath a few layers deep.

How to Block/Unblock WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone

How to Block WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone

There are two simple ways you can block any WhatsApp contacts on your iPhone.

Method #1:

Step #1. Open WhatsApp on your device and tap on Chats tab.

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Tap on Chat Tab in WhatsApp on iPhoneStep #2. Now, tap on the Contacts in question. Or simply search the contacts you want to block.

Search Contact Name in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on the name of the contact.

Tap on Contact Name in WhatsApp on iPhoneStep #4. Next, scroll down and tap on Block Contact → Tap on Block to confirm.

Block Someone On WhatsApp on iPhone

Method #2:

Step #1. Open WhatsApp and tap on Settings from the bottom menu → Tap on Account.

Tap on Settings Then Account in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Privacy.

Tap on Privacy in WhatsApp Settings on iPhone

Step #3. You'll see the option named Blocked. Tap on this.

Tap on Blocked in WhatsApp Settings on iPhone

Step #4. To block a particular contact, tap on the ‘Add New…'.

Add Contact You Want to Block on WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #5. Now, choose the contact you want to block.

Step #6. You can add more people to the blocked list if you want by repeating steps 4 and 5.

By blocking a contact, you are effectively blocking the person from sending you any message via WhatsApp. Note that even after you've blocked, the person can see your ‘last seen at' timestamp. This means although you've blocked any messages from the person, they can know when the last time you used WhatsApp was.

Also, any message they send doesn't get the two-ticks that are typical of messages that are sent and delivered.

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Now that you know how to block a person, let's also find out how to unblock a contact, just in case:

How to Unblock WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone

Again, there are two quick ways you can unblock any WhatsApp contacts.

Method #1:

Step #1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap on Chats tab.

Tap on Chat Tab in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #2. Now, you need to search name of the person in the Search field. Tap on the name when it shows up.

Search Contact Name in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on the name again at the top center.

Tap on Contact Name in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #4. Now, scroll down and tap on Unblock Contact.

Unblock Contact on WhatsApp on iPhone

Method #2:

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp → Tap on Settings tab → Tap on Account.

Tap on Settings then Account in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Privacy → Tap on Blocked.

Tap on Privacy then Blocked in WhatsApp Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you will see all of your blocked contacts → Tap on Edit button at the top right corner.

Tap on Edit in WhatsApp Settings on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on the red button to the left of the contact you want to remove from the blocked list and tap on Unblock.

Unblock WhatsApp Contact on iPhone

Finally, tap on Done at the top right.

That's it. Now that you've removed the contact from the Blocked list, you can receive and send messages to this contact.

Watch out this video to know how to block/unblock someone on WhatsApp on iPhone:


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  • DEFC

    , how come is so complicated to block someone on whatsapp running on ios? it was so easy on android, i really dont understand the differences on whatsapp on both OS..

  • yemi park

    Its bizzare. How is it that I blocked someone and the person is still able to send me messages. This seem to be peculiar to this particular person as all others I similarly blocked were not able to send me messages.

  • Ann

    Hi, I have found out that Whatsapp have relocated the Block feature in Settings. Please see below;

    Go to WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked, then tap the Add New button to add contacts from your address book to your block list.

    • Hi! Thanks for the heads-up. Post has been updated to reflect the change.

  • Ann

    I have the new iPhone 5s iOS 7. I wanted to block someone on whatsapp, but when I went into the chat settings, the block feature had disappeared!

    Do you know if anything has changed. People I’ve previously blocked are still blocked, but I can’t find feature to add more blocks?

    Help needed!

    Ann

  • María Cava Cava

    Why have people to block
    contacts on whatsapp
    ?I don,t understand