Block Friend Request from Strangers in Facebook on iPhone [How-to]

It’s indeed great to make friends on Facebook and even greater to chat with them, like their status, photos or comment on their posts. However, it’s not always recommended to be friends with strangers as there have been many instances of piracy recently. What may begin as a casual friendship might turn into a horrible experience.

Is there any way to prevent unknown people from sending friend requests in Facebook on iPhone? Of course there is. It’s quite easy to stop strangers contacting you on Facebook. If you no longer want to be friends with strangers, you can securely block them sending friend requests. Here is how you can do so.

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How to Block Friend Request from Strangers in Facebook On iPhone

How to Stop Strangers Sending Friend Request in Facebook on iPhone

Step #1. Launch Facebook app.

Step #2. Tap on More from the bottom right corner.

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Tap More Button in Facebook iPhone App

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Privacy Shortcuts under Settings.

Tap on Privacy Shortcuts Under Settings in iPhone Facebook App

Step #4. Tap on “Who can contact me?”

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Tap on Who Can Contact Me in Facebook iPhone App

Step #5. Tap on “Who can send me friend requests?”

Tap on Who Can Send Me Friend Requests Facebook App

Step #6. Now, you will have two options –

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  • Everyone: To allow everyone to send you friend request (By default Everyone is enabled.)
  • Friends of Friends: To allow only friends of friends to send you request.

Step #7. Tap on Friends of Friends.

Select Who Can Send You Friend Requests on Facebook App in iPhone

That’s it! From now onwards, strangers won’t be able to send you friend request. At any time, if you wish to allow everyone to send you friend request, you can follow all the above mentioned steps and then select Everyone in the end.

Facebook is a very useful app as it boasts of tons of user-friendly features such as, creating events, creating groups etc. If you are fond of reading the posts of your friends or any one you like, you can save Facebook posts to read later as well.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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