How to unblock a blocked phone number?

If you do not wish to receive a phone call from any particular contact, then you put them on your blocked list on your iPhone or Android. But what will you do in case you have blocked a phone number by mistake? Or in case you wish to unblock any contact? Then you need to follow the steps mentioned below to unblock a blocked phone number.

Steps to unblock a blocked phone number on Android

This procedure will only work for the Android 6.0 and new versions users. But, in case you have an outdated version of the Android phone, then the steps will not be the same but not that much different. So, you can also try the below-mentioned steps for the outdated version of Android.

Go through the steps given below to unlock a blocked phone number:

  • Go to the Smartphone Phone application.
  • Press on the More option.
  • Choose the Settings option.
  • Find the Blocked numbers feature and after that, press on it.
  • Once you have completed these steps, you will get blocked numbers drop-down list on display.
  • You need to find the contact that you want to unblock from the blocked list.
  • After that, press on the Clear or Unblock button.
  • It will delete that selected contact or number from your blocked list.
  •  Now, you have successfully unblocked a blocked phone number, and you will get the calls and messages from that unblocked contact.

Steps to unblock a blocked phone number on iPhone

The iPhone users can easily unblock a blocked phone number by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Choose the Settings option by going to the iPhone home screen.
  • Go down, and after that, click on the phone option.
  • Search and press on the Call Blocking and Identification option.
  • Choose the Edit option.
  • Search the contact that you wish to remove from your blocked list.
  • After finding the contact number, press on the Minus symbol given on the right-hand side of the display.
  • Click on the Unblock button to verify the procedure.
  • Then, click on the Done button.

Steps to unblock a blocked phone number on a Windows Smartphone

  • Slide to the left from the home screen.
  • Go down and after that, press on the “Settings” tab.
  • Find the “Call +SMS filter+” option.
  • After finding that option, click on it.
  • Press on the Blocked Numbers button.
  • Find the contact you wish to remove from the blocked list.

Here’s how to turn on call forwarding on the Smartphone

Steps to turn on call forwarding on Android

  • Click on the Phone application.
  • Choose the Action Overflow symbol. It resembles a three dots icon.
  • Press on the Settings option. It is known as Call Settings.
  • Choose the Call Forwarding option.
  • Select the option you wish to enable:
  1. Forward when busy.
  2. Always forward.
  3. Forward when unreached.
  • Type the forwarding phone number.
  • Click on the Enable button.
  • Otherwise, press on the OK button.

Steps to turn on call forwarding on Windows Smartphone

  • Click on the More option.
  •    Choose the Settings option.
  • Find the option which you wish to enable:
  1. Voice Mail.
  2. New Contact.
  3. New Number.
  4. Your mobile phone number.
  • All the options as mentioned above provided below the “Forward Calls to” menu.
  • You need to accept the enabled options below the Apple Settings menu.
  • Press on the Done button to verify the changes you have made.

Anna Mathew, an employee currently living in USA and working at a top service provider company in the day, and a technical writer at night. I am passionate about writing troubleshooting tips, beginner’s guides, news, and other articles on varied topics like Epson Printer Support, Epson Printer Customer Support etc.

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