How do I block a phone number?

You're here, which means you probably have unwanted contacts. Don't worry, we all have those. Your time is precious, and we don’t want you to waste it answering unnecessary calls and messages.

How to block a number from the iOS or Android app

  1. Launch the OpenPhone app.

  2. Go to the Inbox by pressing the “Home” icon at the bottom left.

  3. Select the message or call you received from the unwanted contact by swiping right.

  4. There, you’ll see two icons “More” and “Done. Select “More”.

  5. Click "Block". The conversation will disappear from your inbox and into the blocklist.

Blocking someone contacting you in OpenPhone

If you'd like to see the list of contacts who are blocked, access your blocklist. Just tap on the “Profile” icon in your account and select "Settings".

Through the blocklist, you can easily add and remove phone numbers that can reach you.

Looking at your blocklist in OpenPhone

How to block a number from the web or desktop app

  1. Select the conversation or call history in your inbox.

  2. Click the ... icon in the top right corner of the conversation inbox.

  3. This will prompt a drop-down menu. From here, click "Block".

Blocking a number in OpenPhone

 

How to unblock a number

To unblock a number:
1. Click "Settings" from the left-hand menu in the web app.

2. Under "Your account", select "Blocklist".

3. Search for the number you wish to unblock. Scroll over the number to select the "remove" option and you can unblock from there.

There you go.  It’s everything you’ve ever wanted! Well, didn’t want... 🤷‍♀️

Do you have further questions? Email us at support@openphone.co. We're here to help and love hearing from you.

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