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How to block a number on iPhone 5

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Nowadays, mobile phones are almost indispensible in daily life. Technology has indeed revolutionized the way people communicate and reach out. Sure, smartphones such as the iPhone have amazing features that make life easier and fun. But once in a while, people get calls that are unwelcomed.

There are ways on how to block a number on iPhone 5.

1. Use the “Do Not Disturb” mode of the phone.

The iPhone 5 has the latest iOS that has “Do Not Disturb” option that can be found in Settings-Notifications. This does not exactly block a number but it lets you go off the grid for a while and this is the best option if you don’t feel like calling your provider or jail breaking your gadget is no-no for you.

2. Call your carrier for help.

Network providers have the ability to block individual numbers. Some companies such as the AT&T even offer a feature called Smart Limits for Wireless that has the capability to prevent 1-30 mobile numbers from texting or calling your iPhone. Of course, upgrade like this come with a little cost.

3. Download an app for blocking calls.

There are no apps for blocking calls the official Apple Store. However, jailbroken iPhones get access to Cydia App Store where iBlacklist and MobileLog  can be found. These apps give the blocking function together with other useful features for a cost of about $12.

But as most iPhone owners know, jailbraking forfeits warranty so this is not an option for everyone.

4. Register with the National Do Not Call Registry.

National Do Not Call Registry stops telemarketers and scammers from calling you within 31 days. Although they are not able to block text messages, registration is free and the service never expires.

Whether it’s an annoying telemarketer, debt collector or a stalker ex-lover, blocking their calls is now within your reach.

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