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How to Remove Someone from iPhone Blocked List in 2021

If you blocked someone by mistake and realized that you need to unblock them but you don’t know how to remove someone from iPhone blocked list. Don’t worry, because you can do this on your iPhone by going into the Settings app of your iPhone. It hardly takes a few steps but is slightly different for each app you blocked the contact through.

You can block contacts on your iPhone through the Phone app, Messages app, FaceTme, or through the Mail app. This article will explain in detail how to remove someone from the iPhone blocked list. This article will also provide answers to some FAQs like what happens to a blocked contact, and if you can delete blocked contacts and more.

So read on to know in detail about blocked contacts on your iPhone and how to remove someone from iPhone blocked list.

How to Remove Someone from iPhone Blocked List

What Happens to a Blocked Contact?

If you block a contact on your iPhone, then that contact can’t call you. They also can’t FaceTime or text you. But a blocked contact on your iPhone can leave a voice mail, so they still have some way of getting in touch with you.

When a blocked number calls you, the call is immediately routed to your voicemail. This voicemail gets stored on your iPhone but you won’t receive any alert that you have a new message. This is to ensure that they don’t disturb you with voicemails.

This voicemail will be stored so you can check it out if needed, or you can just delete it. So ultimately it’s your call and your choice.

What if you blocked someone by mistake or if it was someone that you know but was irritating you as a prank. In such cases, you can remove the contact from your iPhone blocked list. Below are some peculiar scenarios (definitely didn’t happen to me) and how to go about them. Read on to know how to remove someone from iPhone blocked list.

How to Remove Someone from iPhone Blocked List – Phone App

Imagine your nephew or niece is constantly calling you for no reason but because they love you and instead of embracing this love, block them because you are an adult and you are easily annoyed.

Shame on you, but chances are that you blocked them through the Phone app and so when you realize what you have done is terribly wrong and immature, you can unblock them if you have had a change of heart. To remove someone from your iPhone blocked list, you can follow these steps,

Step 1 Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2 Tap on the Phone option.

Step 3 Tap on the Blocked Contacts option to see the list of contacts you have blocked through the Phone app.

Step 4 Tap on Edit in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 5 Tap on the minus button (red circle) next to the number (choose your nephew/niece’s contact) you want to unblock.

Step 6 Tap on Unblock.

And voila, now you can receive calls from the contact.

How to Remove Someone from iPhone Blocked List – Messages App

Well, I can easily say you blocked your nephew/niece’s contact because they constantly message you but let’s say this time you blocked a friend for pulling a practical joke on you. Let’s imagine a fake scenario in which a friend of yours uses a new number to pull a prank on you.

This friend sends you thousands of messages to irritate you while you are busy dealing with adult life work. Since you are so engrossed in boring adult life, you fail to see that it’s a joke and you block them from your Messages app. Later when you find out this was indeed a close friend of yours, you want to remove them from the block list, and you can do that by,

Step 1 Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2 Tap on the Messages option.

Step 3 Tap on the Blocked Contacts option to see the list of contacts you have blocked through the Phone app.

Step 4 Tap on Edit in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 5 Tap on the minus button (red circle) next to the number (choose your friend’s contact) you want to unblock.

Step 6 Tap on Unblock.

Now you can receive messages from the contact.

How to Remove Someone from iPhone Blocked List – FaceTime

Similar to the above scenarios, there can be many other scenarios that cause you to block someone but later have to remove them from the block list. If you blocked someone FaceTime and ant to remove them from the block list, then follow these steps,

Step 1 Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2 Tap on FaceTime.

Step 3 Tap on the Blocked Contacts option to see the list of contacts you have blocked on FaceTime.

Step 4 Tap on Edit in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 5 Tap on the minus button (red circle) next to the number you want to unblock.

Step 6 Tap on Unblock.

And there you have it, you can now receive FaceTime calls from the contact.

How to Remove Someone from iPhone Blocked List – Mail App

And finally, if you have been receiving spam emails and blocked them but later realized the spam emails were shared with you by your parents because they thought they might help you. What kind of a monster you’d have to be to not know your parent’s mail ID and that they are trying to help you.

In such cases, you want to remove someone from your block list on the Mail app, then follow these steps,

Step 1 Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2 Tap on Mail.

Step 3 In here, tap on Threading.

Step 3 Under Blocked, you can see the list of IDs you have blocked on Mail.

Step 4 You can select the contact you want (choose your parents) to unblock them.

Now you can receive mail from the contact you unblocked.

How to Add Contacts to iPhone Blocked List from the Settings App

Alternatively, you can add blocked contacts like phone numbers, email addresses, and more from the same screens you used to remove them.

To add contacts to the block list,

For the Phone App: Go to Settings -> Phone -> Blocked Contacts, here scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then tap on Add New. Now tap the contact you want to block.

For the Messages App: Go to Settings -> Messages -> Blocked Contacts, here scroll down to the bottom of the screen and then tap on Add New. Now tap the contact you want to block.

For FaceTime: Go to Settings -> FaceTime -> Blocked Contacts, here scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then tap on Add New. Now tap the contact you want to block.

For the Mail App: Go to Settings -> Mail -> Blocked Contacts, here scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then tap on Add New. Now tap the contact you want to block.

To unblock, swipe left over the contact from the Blocked Contacts for each app and tap unblock.

Can You delete Blocked Contacts?

If I got a penny for every time someone asked me if they can delete blocked contacts, then I would have 10-15 pennies at least. The simple answer is yes, you can delete blocked contacts but the reason people ask this is that they think that once they delete the contact, then it would no longer be blocked because it is not present on the phone anymore.

But contrary to this belief, the contact once blocked will remain blocked even if you delete the contact from your iPhone. The only way these contacts can be unblocked is by following the above methods. So, if you have blocked a telemarketing number and want to delete it, go ahead and delete it. To delete a blocked number,

Step 1 Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2 Tap on Phone.

Step 3 Tap on Blocked Contacts.

Step 4 Choose the Edit option and then swipe left on the number you want to delete and tap on delete.

You can do the same for contacts you blocked on Messages, FaceTime or Mail by tapping on them in the Settings app menu.

Takeaway – How to Remove Someone from iPhone Blocked List

So in conclusion, you can easily remove someone from your iPhone blocked list. All you have to do is open the Settings app, choose the app on which you blocked the contact, and then remove them from it using the methods explained in the article.

So, if you blocked a contact by mistake or on purpose because they annoy you or maybe because you tried a dumb prank (remember, none of this happened to me and this is not from a personal experience), you can still unblock these contacts if needed. It’s simple, all you need to do is follow the methods and steps in this article on How to Remove Someone from iPhone Blocked List.

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