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.
Blocking a person on WhatsApp is easy, although it’s beneath a few layers deep.
How to Block WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone
There are two simple ways you can block any WhatsApp contacts on your iPhone.
Step #1. Open WhatsApp on your device and tap on Chats tab.
Step #3. Tap on the name of the contact.
Step #1. Open WhatsApp and tap on Settings from the bottom menu → Tap on Account.
Step #2. Tap on Privacy.
Step #3. You’ll see the option named Blocked. Tap on this.
Step #4. To block a particular contact, tap on the ‘Add New…’.
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.
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.
Step #1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap on Chats tab.
Step #2. Now, you need to search name of the person in the Search field. Tap on the name when it shows up.
Step #3. Tap on the name again at the top center.
Step #4. Now, scroll down and tap on Unblock Contact.
Step #1. Launch WhatsApp → Tap on Settings tab → Tap on Account.
Step #2. Tap on Privacy → Tap on Blocked.
Step #3. Now, you will see all of your blocked contacts → Tap on Edit button at the top right corner.
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.
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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