How to Block Spam Phone Calls on iPhone

With evolving technologies, telemarketers and scammers have got new ways to annoy us. Thankfully, some trusted apps allow you to block spam calls on iPhone and iPad.

These third-party apps keep a massive database of phone numbers which have been found to be spamming. As a result, whenever any incoming calls arrive on your iPhone, the app first checks it. If the phone number is spam, it blocks the phone call right away. To get you started, first, let’s see the list of best call blocking apps for iPhone and iPad. Then with a step-by-step guide, we will explain how to use the app.

How to Block Spam Calls on iPhone/iPad: Best Call Blocking Apps

#1. Truecaller

Truecaller iPhone App Screenshot

I am personally using Truecaller from almost a year, and this app has delivered what I expected from it. It effectively blocks most of the unwanted calls. Besides that, the app also searches from the database and displays the name of the caller, if the contact isn’t saved on my iPhone or iPad. Not every time an unknown call is a spammer.

You need to verify your phone number before you can start using TrueCaller. If you do not wish to share your phone number with a third-party app, then you can look at other apps given below in the list.

Compatibility: iPhone only
Free (Optional in-app purchase)

Read More: TrueCaller iPhone App: A One-stop Spam Buster for All Incoming Calls

#2. Hiya

Hiya Caller ID and Block iPhone App Screenshot

Hiya has integrated spam identification feature which helps it identify the calls which you wish to take, and block the ones you want to avoid from telemarketers, robocallers, scammers, etc. Besides, it comes with native dialer integration.

The best part is that you don’t need to disclose your phone number to use this app. Blocking call feature of the app is free, but if you want other advanced features, you need to buy a subscription.

Compatibility: iPhone only
Free (Optional in-app purchases)

#3. RoboKiller: Spam Call Blocker

RoboKiller Spam Call Blocker iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

RoboKiller is yet another app that delivers what it promises. With its patented FTC-award winning technology, it can reduce unwanted calls by 90% in 30 days. It is one of the most trusted calls blocking apps out there. Besides that, the app also displays the name of the unknown caller, and sometimes even the photo of the caller.

You’ll have complete control of your phone calls with RoboKiller. Given the features, the app isn’t free, though there’s a 7-day trial.

Compatibility: iPhone and iPad
Free for 7-days and then different subscription options

#4. Mr. Number Call Block & Lookup

Mr. Number Call Block & Lookup iPhone App Screenshot

Mr. Number is also one of the trusted names when it comes to blocking unwanted calls. With more than 80K 4.5 rating on App Store, this app does what it says. Some of the features of the app are blocking unwanted calls, phone number lookup, iOS call kit integration, etc.

Like the one above, this too isn’t free. Thankfully, there’s a 14-days trial that you can use before you make the purchase.

Compatibility: iPhone only
14-days free trial and then $1.99/month

You can try any of the app listed above before you make your final decision. To use any of the call blocking apps, there is a simple setup you need to do on your iPhone. Let’s see how to do it.

How to Use Spam Call Blocker Apps on on iPhone/iPad


  • Download any of the above call blocking app on your iPhone/iPad
  • Do required settings on the App you downloaded by going to preferences of the particular app

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone → Scroll down and tap on Phone.

Open Settings then Tap on Phone on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Call Blocking & Identification.

Tap on Call Blocking & Identification in iPhone Phone App Settings

Step #3. Here you’ll see a list of apps that you have downloaded for blocking calls. Toggle ON the switch beside the app that you wish to use.

Block Spam Calls on iPhone using App

That’s it! From now on, it will do its job of blocking spam/scam calls with ease.

There is another important feature in Phone app called “Announce Calls” which allows your iPhone to speak who is calling when receiving a call on your phone.

Signing off…

Besides these apps, it is also recommended to register your number in the Do Not Disturb registry. To do so, get in touch with your carrier. If there are any other ways to fight spam, make sure you let us know and spread the word.

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How to Block Spam Calls on iPhone and iPad

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Jignesh Padhiyar
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