If you hate receiving spam calls there is a way to go about it. Your iPhone lets you block all spam calls. While the easiest way to block spam calls is via USSD code such as #662# but in a scenario where the #662# code isn’t working on your iPhone then you have to devise a means to block all spam calls on your device. So, in this article, we will consider how to block spam calls on iPhone #662# code.
With your iPhone, you can easily detect spam calls and block them before they turn themselves into nuisances disturbing you every morning. However, if your iPhone is running iOS13 or later you can easily block spam calls without using the shortcode #662#.
This feature on iPhone is called “Silence Unknown Caller.” This blocks any phone number that you have never saved in your phone contact before or any suspicious number on your phone.
How to Block Spam Calls on iPhone #662#
Using #662# code to block spam calls on your phone varies and it depends on your network carrier. For iPhone users, you cannot use #662# to block spam calls on your iPhone and you may not be able to use it if you aren’t using a T-Mobile SIM card. But there is a way to silence unknown callers or potential spam callers on your iPhone without a T-Mobile SIM card. However, if you are using devices like T-Mobile you can simply dial #662# to turn on block spam calls on your device.
But if you are using AT&T you can block spam calls by dialling *61, or by dialling *60 if you are using a landline.
Meanwhile, each network carrier has a different code to block spam calls.
How to Block Spam Calls on iPhone #662# Verizon
You won’t be able to block spam calls on your iPhone with a Verizon using #662# since each network carrier has a different code to block spam calls. However, to block spam calls on your iPhone with Verizon you simply need to press *60 or dial 1160 on rotary or pulse-dialing phones or dial *80 or dial 1180 on rotary or pulse-dialing phones.
How #662# Spam Calls Blocker Works
If you know how the T-Mobile code to block spam calls works you will be able to use it conveniently. To block spam calls on your T-Mobile network on your iPhone you simply need to dial #662# on your iPhone dialer app and it will henceforth block all suspicious calls that your caller ID identify as spam calls or phish calls.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to use code #662# you can download the Scam Shield app or visit the T-Mobile online platform to block all income calls that are classified as spam.
However, whether you use #662# to block spam calls on your iPhone using T-Mobile you can simply dial #632# on your T-Mobile SIM card whether on your iPhone or not to disable the spam calls blocker.
How to Block Spam Calls on iPhone 6
This is to specifically block incoming calls and text messages on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s versions. Although there are two different ways to block calls on iPhone 6, you can use the “Do not disturb” feature on your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s to block incoming calls and also use the call block feature to block individual numbers.
The “Do not disturb” will redirect all incoming to voice mail and mute all SMS notifications coming to your phone.
- Navigate to your iPhone 6 or 6s Settings > Phone > Blocked
- Click on “Add New” to add new numbers to your phone blacklist
The list of numbers added to the blocked list will be blacklisted. Hence, both incoming calls and SMS will be blocked by your number.
How to Schedule Incoming Call Block on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s
You can schedule incoming calls and text notifications from all incoming numbers including numbers saved on your phone contact list.
- Navigate to Settings > Do Not Disturb
- Click on “Manual” to block all incoming calls on your iPhone 6 & iPhone 6s
Note: You can also schedule a call block at a specific time to a specific time. During this time all calls will be blocked after which your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s will automatically disable the manual call blocking feature. Also, with the manual call block feature, use the “Allow calls from” to allow calls from specific numbers such as your spouse number, siblings number etc.
How to Block Calls on iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus
The same procedure would have been used to block incoming calls and SMS on iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 iOS but, there is a difference between the two devices. However, this little difference brings about writing different approaches for the two phones.
- Navigate to iPhone 7 Settings >> Phone
- Click on the “ Blocked” option
- Click on “Add New” to add numbers to the block list
- Select a number to be blacklisted from your phone contact and add it.
This approach to block incoming calls on iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 only works for saved contacts. But, what if you want to block calls from unknown numbers?
How to Block Calls on iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
The above approach can only be used to block incoming calls from your phone contact. But, in case you want to block numbers that are not saved on your device here is how to go about it.
- Open iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus call log and click on the “i” icon
- Scroll down and click on “Block this caller”
- Click “Block caller” from the pop-up.
This procedure makes it very easy to block incoming calls and text messages on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The procedure can be used to block both saved and unsaved phone contacts.
How to Block Calls on iPhone 8 Device
For iOS 8 users here is how to block incoming calls and text on your iDevice…
- Navigate to your iPhone 8 settings app
- Scroll down and click on ” Phone“
- Click “Blocked” from the popup under “call”
- Click on “Add New” to add the number to be blocked directly from your phone contact.
The contact to be blocked will be added to your iPhone 8 block contact list. As simple as it is, is how to block calls and SMS on iPhone 8
How to Block Calls on iPhone X
The process to block calls on iPhone 8 works on iPhone X. Therefore, if you run an iOS X device, you can follow the procedure to block calls on iPhone 8 above to achieve the same result.
How to Block Unknown Callers
With the procedures below you can block unknown callers on your iPhone.
- Go to your “iPhone Settings.”
- Scroll down and select the “Phone” app.
- Scroll down until you get to “Calls” and choose “Silence Unknown Callers.”
- Toggle the option to “Silence Unknown Callers” “ON.”
Henceforth only the number you have previously called or saved on your phone number will be able to call you as your iPhone will tag all other numbers as spam or suspicious.