How to Block Someone on My Apple Watch
The Apple Watch is not only a smart timepiece, but it also offers several communication features, such as messaging and phone calls. However, there may be instances where you want to block someone from contacting you on your Apple Watch. Whether it’s an annoying telemarketer or an ex-partner you’d rather not hear from, blocking someone on your Apple Watch is a straightforward process. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to block someone on your Apple Watch, and also answer some common questions related to this topic.
To block someone on your Apple Watch, follow these steps:
1. Open the “Phone” app on your Apple Watch.
2. Scroll through your contacts and find the person you want to block.
3. Tap on their name to open their contact details.
4. Scroll down and tap on “Block this Caller”.
5. Confirm your decision by tapping on “Block Contact”.
6. The blocked person will no longer be able to call or message you on your Apple Watch.
Now, let’s address some common questions related to blocking someone on your Apple Watch:
1. Can I block someone directly from my Apple Watch?
Yes, you can block someone directly from your Apple Watch using the Phone app.
2. Will blocking someone on my Apple Watch also block them on my iPhone?
Yes, blocking someone on your Apple Watch will also block them on your iPhone. The block applies to all devices connected to your iCloud account.
3. Can I unblock someone from my Apple Watch?
Yes, you can unblock someone from your Apple Watch. Simply follow the same steps mentioned above, but choose “Unblock this Caller” instead.
4. Will the blocked person receive a notification that they have been blocked?
No, the blocked person will not receive any notification indicating they have been blocked.
5. Can a blocked person still leave voicemails?
Yes, a blocked person can leave voicemails, but you won’t receive a notification for them.
6. Will I still see messages or calls from a blocked person in my call history or messaging app?
No, messages and calls from a blocked person will not appear in your call history or messaging app.
7. Can I block unknown callers on my Apple Watch?
Unfortunately, there is no direct option to block unknown callers on the Apple Watch. However, you can do this on your iPhone.
8. Can I block someone temporarily?
Yes, you can block someone temporarily by following the same steps mentioned above. When you want to unblock them, simply repeat the process and choose “Unblock this Caller”.
9. Can I block someone without their contact details?
No, you need to have the person’s contact details saved in your contacts to block them.
10. Can I block someone who is not in my contacts?
Yes, you can block someone who is not in your contacts. Tap on the “Phone” app, then select “Recents” and find the number you want to block. Tap on the “i” icon next to the number, and select “Block this Caller”.
11. Will blocking someone on my Apple Watch also block them on other messaging apps?
No, blocking someone on your Apple Watch will only block them from calling and messaging you on the Apple Watch Phone app.
12. Can I still receive emergency calls from a blocked person?
Yes, emergency calls will still come through, even if you have blocked the caller.
13. Can I block a specific contact from calling but allow them to send messages?
No, blocking a contact will block both their calls and messages.
14. Can I block a contact from my Apple Watch and still receive their calls on my iPhone?
No, blocking a contact on your Apple Watch will also block their calls on your iPhone.
Blocking someone on your Apple Watch is a useful feature to maintain your privacy and avoid unwanted interactions. Follow the simple steps provided, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you won’t be bothered by unwanted callers or messages.