FaceTime is video and audio calling app that can only be used by users in Apple ecosystem on iPhone, iPad and Mac. While FaceTime can be great for calling whether it is video call or audio call or it is one by one or group call, it happens that sometime you want to block FaceTime contacts for any personal reason. You may want to block FaceTime contact who is spammer or prank caller or even a former friend. You can block somebody from FaceTiming you, but remember that it will also block regular calls and messages from them too. Similarly it goes for iMessage too. So the block contact cannot reach you through iMessage either.
Some FaceTime contacts keep bothering you? Block them once and nothing would be received from them any more unless you decide to unblock them.
How to block contacts in the FaceTime app?
You can block a number or address from FaceTiming you at any time. You can do it directly from the FaceTime app. Follow the instruction below to do so.
- Enter the app.
Launch the FaceTime app from the Home screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
- Choose users.
Choose the contact you wish to block from your contact list.
- Tap info bottom.
Tap on the Info button next the name of the desired contact.
- Tap the block option.
Tap on Block this Caller.
Tap on Block Contact to confirm to block the person.
How to block contacts in the Phone app?
If you have an iPhone and you need to block FaceTime contacts on your phone, you can also block and number or address from FaceTiming you from the Phone app and not the FaceTime app. However the result would be the same. To do so follow the instruction below.
- Tap on the Phone app icon from the Home screen of your iPhone.
- Tap the Recents or Contacts at the bottom of the appeared screen.
- Tap on the “I” icon next to the name of the contact you want to block in FaceTime on the Recent calls tab or tap the name of the contact in the Contacts tab.
- Tap on Block this Caller.
- Tap on Block Contact to confirm.
How to block FaceTime contacts through the Settings?
You can add contacts you want to block from your setting app at any time. By this the contact would be blocked on FaceTime too. Follow the instruction below to do so.
- Go to Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Scroll down and tap FaceTime.
- Tap Blocked.
- Tap Add New…
- Search and then tap on the contact you want to block on FaceTime .
How to unblock FaceTime contacts?
To unblock someone you have blocked earlier and now you want to remove him from the list, go through the settings and unblock the person. By this you would let the contact to communicate with you through FaceTime from now on. Follow these steps to unblock FaceTime contacts.
- Go to settings app on you iOS device.
- Scroll down and tap Facetime.
- Tap Edit.
- Tap the “ – “ icon next to the contact you want to unblock.
- Tap Unblock.
- Tap Done.
You can also swipe left on any contact’s name that you wish to unblock and then tap the unblock button.
How to block FaceTime contacts on the Mac?
In case you are using FaceTime through your Mac you can block any contact and stop receiving their calls with simple instruction. Here is how to do it step by step.
- Launch FaceTime app on you Mac.
- Find the contact that you want to block on the left side menu.
- Right click on the contact’s name.
- Choose Block this caller from the appeared drop-down menu. The contact information would now be added to your block list.
How to block FaceTime calls entirely on Mac?
In case you do not want to receive any FaceTime call on your Mac you can disable it by following the instruction below.
- Open FaceTime from your Mac.
- Click on FaceTime tab in the menu bar at top of your screen.
- Click on Preferences.
- Tap on the option to turn off iPhone calls on your Mac
How do you know if someone has blocked you on FaceTime?
There is no certain way to definitely tell that you are blocked on facetime by any other user and similarly no one would know for sure if you block them on facetime for any reason.
FaceTime will not be changed or behaving differently when you are calling somebody on FaceTime while the contact has blocked you. Try calling them via a normal iPhone call and check if the call is working or not. However always consider the possibility that the contact might be on iPhone Do Not Disturb mode to avoid all calls either phone calls or FaceTime calls.
Try sending the contact you think he has blocked you on FaceTime an iMessage while you know they have Read Receipts enabled you can check it. However, iMessage users would mostly disable it since it is against their privacy.
Generally speaking it is difficult and almost impossible to know for sure if you are in someone’s block FaceTime list. By the way if a contact keeps ignoring your calls or messages It means that he does not like to communicate with you whether you are blocked or just ignored.
How to Block FaceTime contact calls entirely on iPhone or iPad?
You always have a choice to stop receiving FaceTime audio or video calls for any reason and at any time without blocking FaceTime contacts. While you can always change your decision and enable FaceTime calls back. Here is how to disable FaceTime entirely step by step.
1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen on any iOS device.
2. Scroll down and tap on FaceTime.
3. Toggle the switch next to FaceTime to turn it off.
Remember that you can just follow back the instruction into settings and turn it on again at any time you changed your decision.
Frequent questions and answer
In short the answer is NO. If you call contacts that have blocked you they will not see it in their call logs. However the call history from before the FaceTime block process will be there in call log.
No the person who is calling you on FaceTime while he is blocked will never realize that you have blocked him. Since Ring will be there as usual but you will never get any miss call record or FaceTime notification.
No you cannot. Since FaceTime is the default video and audio calling app on iOS devices if you block FaceTime contacts it will also block regular calls, text messages and iMessages from them too.
If you are blocked there is no way that you get unblocked by yourself. However you always can try to reach the person with another account or just ask them to unblock you.
The answer is No. If you block FaceTime contacts their messages and attempted calls are not going to be saved or delivered to your account even if you unblock them later.